World Indigenous Peoples Day in GoWYLD



August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, observed by the United Nations. SIRS Issues Researcher has created a Leading Issue page for Indigenous Peoples, characterized as “the descendants of a land’s first inhabitants.” SIRS Issues Researcher is one of the many great resources found in GoWYLD.net.

Indigenous peoples include identified populations — such as the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the Inuit of the Arctic, the Native American tribes of the United States, and the First Nations of Canada — and also relatively unknown or uncontacted tribes.

Indigenous Peoples. ProQuest, Ann Arbor, 2021. SIRS Issues Researcher.

Memorial pavestone in field of bricks commemorating Trail of Tears.
From ProQuest: SIRS Issues Researcher, Indigenous Peoples Timeline, retrieved August 9, 2021.

The Leading Issue page includes a summary, Viewpoint and Critical Questions, along with a Timeline. There are links to additional resources such as an editable Research Guide for the Critical Thinker, a downloadable pdf to help with the research process. By clicking on Find More Sources, a search is launched within the database, resulting in books, magazine and journal articles, newspapers, government sources and images.

SIRS Issues Researcher can be found in GoWYLD.net using the Browse by Title. The GoWYLD resources are available in every Wyoming library and remotely with a Wyoming library card and pin. For more information please check with your local library or contact Chris Van Burgh, Database Instruction Librarian at the Wyoming State Library, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

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