Religious Resources

Native American Belief Resources

www.withoutreservation.com/New Window
From the site map: Here's your guide to Without Reservation...Home of the Storyteller...Native North American Radio, Ask an Elder, The Path to True Peace, and more. Without Reservation presents a collection of sayings that date back over 2500 years. The inspiration and wisdom of these truths are undeniable. From generation to generation they continue to inspire and instruct wherever Wisdom's voice is heard.

These sayings are preserved for all in the book of Proverbs. The Storyteller is an audio collection of true stories from First Nations people across Native North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation. Don't be fooled, this is not some religious, feel good program. This is real life. It's raw, direct and personal. If you're tired of trying to figure out who we really are, or wonder if there really is hope for something better, you may want to listen to some folks who understand." Really nice website.

www.otterbein.edu/resources/library/libpages/class/RELG290I.htmNew Window
This site is a nice resource for articles that pertain to Native American culture. It is the Otterbein University Library web site and can be used to search for various topics.

www.usc.edu/libraries/locations/special_collections/New Window
This is the USC library website, but it has a really nice book resource guide that can help if you are researching Native American culture/religion. "The following are some of the many books in the University Library at USC on the religions and mythologies of the Native Americans."

www.native-languages.org/religion.htmNew Window
From the homepage: "On our site, we have generally given people the benefit of the doubt with our links, including websites unless we are sure there is a reason not to. Regarding Native American religion and spirituality, however, we have decided to err on the side of caution instead." This is a good source for Native culture, language, spirituality and further resources.

www.greenspirit.org.uk/Resources/NatAmerSpirit.htmNew Window
From the homepage: "GreenSpirit is a movement which celebrates all life as deeply connected and sacred. This radical vision brings together the rigor of science, the freedom of creativity, the passion of social action and the wisdom of spiritual traditions of all ages.

Our activities combine the full potential of the human spirit and imagination with our passion for the survival of the diversity of life on Earth. This piece attempts to highlight some of the key aspects which Native American peoples share in terms of their spirituality. There is much that has been written in this area, and the brief list of suggested books I offer may provide a starting point for those wishing to pursue this area further."

www.indians.org/New Window
From the homepage: "The American Indian Heritage Foundation was established to provide relief services to Indian people nationwide and to build bridges of understanding and friendship between Indian and non-Indian people... The hallmark of the American Indian Heritage Foundation is it's continuing dedication to encourage Indian people to aspire to excellence in their own lives and to provide relief services to Indian people nationwide, while building bridges of understanding and friendship.

The multifaceted programs of the Foundation have helped American Indian people achieve greater fulfillment and a deeper pride in our heritage." There is a resource directory: "The purpose of Resource Directory is to provide general administrative Tribal contacts, unique cultural information and links to additional locations that provide information about American Indian tribes and their resources."

www.indigenouspeople.net/ipl_final.htmlNew Window
From the homepage: "...a non-profit educational resource and collaboration dedicated to the indigenous peoples of the world and to the enrichment it can bring to all people...It has been regarded by several sources on the web as: "An impressive archive of cultural material about the indigenous peoples of the world, ranging from literature and music to prayers and history.

Viewers will find the complete texts of key documents like the Iroquois constitution and the original Hiawatha...a treasure-trove of information for anyone interested in Native American traditions, history, art, and literature. Links to original full-text documents and image files are arranged by tribe as well as by geographical region. Links to sites covering indigenous peoples around the world are included."


Last Updated: 7/31/12