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Circumpolar Peoples

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This WWW Virtual Library offers access to WWW resources regarding Circumpolar Peoples.

Resources are organized according to the following topics:

All of the resources made available here, have been developed by authors other than myself. They are commended for their excellent work.

I have tried to collect only meaningful resources. This is not a meta-site providing access to the complete resources on the topic. Given that the WWW contains more than 150 million web-site at the moment (March 1999), providing a complete directory seems to be almost impossible.

You may also wish to send me your comments and suggestions.

Thanks for your kind support and may you walk in beauty, balance and peace.

Coverage of all Indigenous Peoples in the Circumpolar Region cannot be accomplished by one person. I have done my best to list relevant resources, but I am aware that this is not enough to keep the Library updated.


Therefore, I would like to invite you to join me. If you feel you are the person to take care of a country, or countries or even regions, please let me know, and I will hand over the task of maintaining the respective section of the WWW Virtual Library: Circumpolar Regions to you.

Please send an e-mail to me at: and I am happy to discuss with you our cooperation.

Thanks for your kind consideration.

No Nukes North

Alaskan and Circumpolar Coalition
against Missile Defense and the Weaponization of Space

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More on the concept of the WWW Virtual Library and the people who have established this marvellous service can be found at

Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites provided by Elaine M. Cubbins, MA-IRLS.

Information Quality WWW Virtual Library - some guidelines how to set up good quality web-sites within the WWW Virtual Library, provided by Dr T. Matthew Ciolek and Irena M. Goltz

UNHCHR - Activities undertaken for the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997)

Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 1998

  • Arctic Circle - to stimulate among viewers a greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and Subarctic region; this 'electronic circle' has three interrelated themes: natural resources; history and culture; social equity and environmental justice. In addressing these issues, the presentations utilize a range of textual and photographic materials, and in the near future, sound and short video recordings. Specific topics include discussions of Sustainability, Equity, and Environmental Protection; Northern Development and the Global Economy; Ethnographic Portraits of indigenous peoples in Alaska, Canada, Northwest Siberia, etc.; and specific studies dealing with the impact of petroleum, gas, hydroelectric, and other forms of large scale natural resource development in selected regions of the Circumpolar North
  • Arctic Cyber Anthropology - a excellent meta-site provided bei Neil Blair Christensen (Denmark)
  • Arctic/Northern Culture - a meta-site provided by the About Company, an Internet web-site which offers annotated lists of links
  • Arctic Theme Page - a huge web-site offered by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It "provides access to widely distributed Arctic data and information for scientists, students, teachers, academia, managers, decision makers and the general public"
  • ARCUS - "a non-profit corporation consisting of institutions organized and operated for educational, professional, or scientific purposes. An institution is considered eligible for membership in ARCUS if it has made a definitive, substantial, and continuing commitment to a coherent research program or course of studies leading to degrees in one or more disciplines associated with Arctic research or related fields"
  • Tom Busch's Alaska Links - a meta-site offering resources on Alaska, which you may not find anywhere else - thanks Tom
  • Canadian Arctic Profiles - "provides information on a variety of topics relating to the Canadian Arctic. The site is dynamic and the range of topics and the depth of treatment will be augmented over time under the auspices of the Digital Collection Program of Industry Canada"
  • Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources - a bibliographic essay containing hundreds of links to excellent resources
  • Critical Bibliography of North American Indians, For K-12 - an annotated bibliography which provides excellent information on published books on North American Indians
  • Inuit Circumpolar Conference - "an NGO that represents the 125,000 Inuit of Russia (Chukotka), United States of America (Alaska), Canada, and Denmark (Greenland). Formed in 1977, the ICC holds NGO status within the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and represents the Inuit in the international arena of environmental and social initiatives"
  • InfoNorth - a meta-site on the Northwest Territories of Canada
  • LinksRiver - "everything north of 60 degree", another meta-site on the Northwest Territories claiming to provide links to all available web-sites
  • Map of the Circumpolar North
  • Native Trail - a meta-site on resources regarding Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • PolarWeb - "guide to Internet resources dealing with the lands and waters surrounding the North Pole and the South Pole, and with other cold regions of the Earth. All subjects disciplines are covered from the physical sciences and life sciences, through the social sciences and the native peoples, to the engineering/technology disciplines. The one guiding feature is their setting in cold climates. The Polar Web is a collaborative project of the Polar Libraries Colloquy. It is managed by the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland"

  • Russian North and Far East Regional Pages - "a joint web project initiated by the Social Sciences and Russian Studies Group (Otto Habeck, Paul Fryer and Tanya Argounova) and the Library and Information Department (Isabella Warren and Oliver Merrington), of the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge (UK)"

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