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.
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 necessary to effectuate the principles enunciated in the… moreDownload April 06, 2011The International Indian Treaty Council issued its 28 February 2011 Analysis of language regarding indigenous peoples under consideration by the UN climate change talks in Bangkok, Thailand (3 April… moreTranslation to Spanish available!Download March 14, 2011This is a "white paper" prepared by several American Indian Governments and several inter-tribal organizations entitled: "A Tribal White Paper on Climate Change… moreTranslation to Spanish available!Download December 12, 2008High Level Segment – 14th Conference of the Parties, Agenda Item 8 and CMP Agenda Item 9, UN Framework Conference on Climate Change, Poznań, Poland 12 December 2008Download
June 29, 2006Urgent intervention must be initiated now to prevent massive, government sanctioned killings.Download May 10, 2006Biafra, the reemerging nation of Igbo people and their allies seek to reclaim their political right to freely choose their own political future through nonviolent… moreDownload
- In its first session the Human Rights Council adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with 30 voting in favour and 2 against (Canada - which had… moreDownload