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WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas
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Category Indigenous peoples of the Americas
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Welcome to WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Indigenous peoples of the Americas and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Goals[edit]

  • To identify, organize, and flesh out articles about indigenous ethnic groups, indigenous individuals, history, settlements, current issues, and other topics pertaining to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Specially this Wikipedia can improve and create new articles in areas not covered by the WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the North America or WikiProject Mesoamerica.
  • To create new articles for notable indigenous groups, peoples, places, events, laws, ideas, etc.
  • To provide up-to-date, NPOV material about indigenous peoples.
  • To increase awareness of the many indigenous language Wikipedias.
  • To get Top importance articles within the project scope to Featured status, starting with Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Scope[edit]

  • The Indigenous peoples of the Americas are the aboriginal peoples of North and South America from ancient times to the present day. They include the Precolumbian peoples who lived in the Americas before African and European contact and the descendants of these peoples, including mixed-raced Indigenous peoples, such as the Mestizo, Métis, and others.

As of 28 November 2014, there are 3,036 articles within the scope of WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas, of which 7 are featured and 12 good articles. This makes up 0.07% of the articles on Wikipedia and 0.1% of featured articles and lists, with 0.06% classified as good articles. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 6,662 pages in the project.

Guidelines[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:List of guidelines

How can you help[edit]

Promote the project
  • Join this project! Add yourself to the list, and add the userbox to your page, to advertise the project to people who happen by.
  • Invite people to the project – drop a note on the user talk page of editors working on Indigenous peoples of the Americas topics who aren't project members.
  • Consider creating a Wikipedia Ad for the project (see {{Wikipedia ads}}).
  • Consider promoting the project via the Wikipedia Signpost WikiProject desk.
Improve the project
  • Update the project pages, archive clutter, and make use of the latest automation available
  • Consult the WikiProject Guide for ideas
  • Come up with new ones
Use the project


Which contents should an article have?[edit]

Specifically for articles about ethnic groups:

  • The meaning and origin of the name, alternative names, especially autonym
  • Population
  • Regions where they live (with a map, if possible): countries, provinces, etc.
  • A history section
  • Details about this people as of modern day, unless they are extinct
    • Society structure, including contemporary government or leadership
    • Economic development and subsistence
  • Culture
    • Language(s)
    • Traditional religion or spiritual beliefs, as well as any adopted religions
  • Famous or notable people
  • External links, in particular ones maintained by members of the particular group

Of course, those are just guiding ideas, consider each case on its own.

Article alerts[edit]

Note: This report will be created as more articles within the project's scope are tagged

No Article alerts at this time.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Participants[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Ancestorca (talk · contribs) (I am interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia entries properly. I am a Mi'gmaq artist who found an entry for my work online and wanted to provide correct info. I am also interested in editing for others and sharing my knowledge about my culture and landscape.)
  2. Uyvsdi (talk · contribs) (I am most familiar with Southern Plains and Eastern Woodland tribes and the indigenous art world; however, I'm very interested in filling in gaps about contemporary indigenous peoples in Central and South America) 22:55, 20 February 2011 (UTC)Uyvsdi
  3. Moxy (talk) 04:17, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
  4. Zabucha (talk · contribs) (I am most familiar with the topic of South American indigenous languages, I just started editing/making new pages a couple days ago and have already added a few languages, and I'll continue expanding them whenever I can) 10:28, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
  5. Johanna-Hypatia (talk · contribs) (Focus on Eastern Woodlands history and Algonquian languages, particularly Lenape.)
  6. Missvain (talk · contribs) (Currently focusing on living Native artist biographies, public art by Native artists and hoping to do outreach with getting more indigenous people editing)
  7. Donald Albury (talk · contribs) (I've mainly worked on extinct peoples in Florida, but find myself being drawn into peoples of the Caribbean.) 14:49, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
  8. The Jaguar (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on the Indigenous peoples of Coahuila y Tejas.)The Jaguar (talk) 00:45, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
  9. Joey Roe (talk · contribs) (Currently working on articles on indigenous people in Brazil. Generally interested in indigenous rights and 'classic' ethnography) 20:44, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
  10. Augwp (talk · contribs) (mainly wikignoming) 22:21, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
  11. Dentren (talk · contribs), interested in origin, language and colonial time history of the peoples of the Southern Cone (Andean peoples, "Mapuche familily", Guaranis, Fuegians and "Pampides").
  12. Simiyachaq (talk · contribs), interested in Quechua and Mapudungun. Interested in the human rights violations against Mapuches by the Chilean Government.
  13. Maunus (talk · contribs)
  14. Westpast (talk · contribs) (I am an undergraduate archaeology student most interested in Pre-Columbian South America. Many of the sites, cultures, and topics I'm interested in are stubs and I want to expand them.) --Westpast (talk) 21:03, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
  15. Lorelei (talk · contribs) (Indigenous peoples in Guyana)
  16. Richlevine00 (talk · contribs), working on biographies of Oglala Lakota and interested in Native American history and heritage.
  17. Ssenier (talk · contribs), working with students to add biographies of New England-based authorsSsenier (talk) 19:37, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
  18. Sublimesam (talk · contribs) (Going to work on a longer and more accurate page for the Embera people of Panama) 17:30, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  19. Sietecolores (talk · contribs) (Interested in Araucanian, Patagonian and Andean peoples, their food, archaeology and customs) 13:30, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
  20. Joeystanley (talk · contribs) Linguistics grad student. I just add what I can to language pages from whatever books I happen to be reading. Essentially a WikiSloth.Joeystanley (talk) 14:26, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
  21. NativePride98 (talk · contribs) (Have devoted my life to Native American research and tries to maintain my Apache culture)

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Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

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Candidates[edit]

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Indigenous peoples of the Americas-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

Article alerts[edit]

No Article alerts at this time.

Articles needing attention[edit]

Category:Indigenous peoples of the Americas articles needing attention

Review and assessment[edit]

Assessment[edit]

Assessment

Peer review[edit]

Peer review

Statistics[edit]

Categories[edit]

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Templates[edit]

Talk Pages[edit]

The following template {{WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas}} can also be added on the talk page of articles within the scope of this project. This will show as follows, and will automatically add the attached article to Category:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas articles.

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Portal[edit]

The following template {{portal|Indigenous peoples of the Americas}} may be placed in the see also section of related articles.



Userbox[edit]

{{User WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas}} can be added to the user page of those involved in the project, yielding this user box:

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Resources[edit]

Indigenous language Wikipedias[edit]

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Related WikiProjects[edit]

Parentage[edit]

Descendant WikiProjects[edit]

Sister WikiProjects[edit]

WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas is one of the Latin American WikiProjects:

Continental Latin America 
Regional Caribbean | Central America | South America
Caribbean countries Cuba | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Puerto Rico 
Territories Guadeloupe | Martinique | Saint Barthelemy | Saint Martin | Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Central American countries Belize | Costa Rica | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Nicaragua | Panama 
North American countries Mexico  
South American countries Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | Guyana | Paraguay | Peru | Suriname | Uruguay | Venezuela 
Territories Falkland Islands | French Guiana | Galápagos Islands | South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Culture Argentine cinema | Argentine football |
History Mesoamerica | Latin American/Commonwealth Caribbean military history 
Society Indigenous peoples of the Americas

Portals[edit]

Tools[edit]

Various tools to simplify, make more efficient, or provide additional functionality to Wikipedians.

Main page: Wikipedia:Tools
  • Reflinks - Adds title/dates/publisher/accessdates etc., to bare references automatically. (Interactive mode recommend)
  • Checklinks - External link verifier, that allows editing and replacement of dead links.
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links by click and pick.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
  • Google book tool - Converts bare long Google book url's into short {{cite book}} format.

Watchlist[edit]

References[edit]

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