The Chief George Manuel Memorial Library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel, (1921-1989) and to the nations of the Fourth World, to the elders and to the generations to come.
This library is among the largest indigenous peoples libraries in the world, containing over a 100,000 full text documents,reports, and publications from American Indian nations and indigenous nations from around the globe and serving as a node on the World Wide Web library system.
The library provides free access to many thousands of documents and premium access via subscription only. Our library is regularly updated, however we depend upon you to support this vital work. Read more...
This archive was developed under the Fourth World Documentation Program, that was originally authorized by a resolution of the Conference of Tribal Governments. The resolution was originally sponsored by Chairman Cliff Keline of the Muckleshoot Tribal Council in 1979. We have digitized more than 1000 of these documents so they will be available to Tribal governments, researchers, students and people interested in policy developments in the Fourth World.
Our librarian and research assistants may be able to secure documents from the hardcopy archive. simply write to: Librarian and request information. There will be a charge for this service. Ask the Librarian.
If you're not sure what you're looking for, you might want to start with a search of all the pages contained in the Center for World Indigenous Studies Web Site.
April 25, 2012A new round of climate change talks will commence on 14 May and end on 25 May in Bonn, Germany. This session will see simultaneous meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the… moreTranslation to Spanish available!Download October 20, 2011Indigenous nations representatives and representatives of indigenous organizations met for two days in Oaxaca, México October 10-12, 2011 participating in the Second… moreTranslation to Spanish available!Download October 20, 2011Nosotros, representantes de pueblos indígenas de todas las regiones del mundo, reunidos del 10-12 de octubre en Oaxaca, México, la tierra de muchos pueblos indígenas,… moreDownload October 17, 2011Concerns and recommendations of indigenous peoples on the Safeguard Policy review of the World BankDownload
We, the undersigned Indigenous Peoples organizations and support… more
September 02, 2011In the present report, the Special Rapporteur provides a summary of the activities carried out during his third year in the mandate, including cooperation with other … moreDownload September 02, 2011The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples held its fourth session from 11 to 15 July 2011. In addition to the five members of the Expert Mechanism, the… moreDownload June 12, 2011Quinault President Fawn Sharp spoke before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on 9 June calling for the United States to "adopt policies and enact legislation as… moreDownload