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.
- Explaination on the fiduciary obligations in Delgamuukw decision.Download
- A Preliminary Analysis of The Supreme Court of Canada Decision for a discussion with Legal counsel for British Columbia and First Nations.Download
- Indigenous peoples from throughout the Southwest and Mexico gathered in sells to discuss the treaty of Guadalupe Hidgalo and the issue of sovereignty. Out of nowhere, U.S. Border Patrol agents emerged from behind cacti and… moreDownload
- The amendment of the Immigration Nationality Act of 1952.Download
- Resolution of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona supporting "Tohono O'Odham citizen Act of 2001.Download