18 March 2006


Announcing the publication of:

Edited by Maximilian C. Forte
Published by Peter Lang, 2006
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 312 pp. ISBN 0-8204-7488-6 pb.

Please click on the link above (or here: http://www.centrelink.org/resurgence/index.html) to access the companion website for this new book. The companion website provides details on how to order the book, as well as special pages of materials to supplement the book, such as: photo galleries by most of the contributors; maps; pages about each of the country case studies; also, information about the contributors and their chapters.

In addition, you will find a table of contents for the book, advance reviews, and free chapter from the book (the Introduction).

More about the book:
Views of the modern Caribbean have been constructed by a fiction of the absent aboriginal. Yet, all across the Caribbean Basin, individuals and communities are reasserting their identities as indigenous peoples, from Carib communities in the Lesser Antilles, the Garifuna of Central America, the Taíno of the Greater Antilles, to members of the Caribbean diaspora. Far from extinction, or permanent marginality, the region is witnessing a resurgence of native identification and organization. This is the only volume to date that focuses concerted attention on a phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. Territories covered include Belize, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guyana, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Puerto Rican diaspora. Writing from a range of contemporary perspectives on indigenous presence, identities, the struggle for rights, relations with the nation-state, and globalization, fourteen scholars, including four indigenous representatives, contribute to this unique testament to cultural survival. This book will be indispensable to students of Caribbean history and anthropology, indigenous studies, ethnicity, and globalization.

15 March 2006

Native Education

The 29th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education, to be held April 13-15, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Fresno, California.

The conference theme this year is "Full Circle: Embracing Our Traditions and Values in Education” and will honor the knowledge that Indian traditions are once again being made a priority in Indian communities. The conference will also showcase 30 years of the success and growth of American Indian education, and acknowledge the impact education has made from a cultural standpoint on American Indian communities in California.

The entire conference packet is available in pdf form at the following link:


André Cramblit: andre.p.cramblit.86@alum.dartmouth.org is the Operations Director Northern California Indian Development Council NCIDC (http://www.ncidc.org) is a non-profit organization that meets the development needs of American Indians.

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