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    United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    for indigenous adolescents 

    This online publication for ndigenous youth acknowledges contributions of SCCSD Youth, Model UNPFII Advisors and the Seneca Nation of Indians Education Department from meetings in Salamanca in 2012.
    Carlisle Indian Boarding School:
    The Carlisle Indian Boarding School is the first Native American boarding school ever established (1879), and many of the other boarding schools were modeled after Carlisle. The boarding schools were started as an attempt to “Kill the Indian, and Save the Man,” a philosophy that Captain Richard Pratt followed when he developed the Carlisle Indian School. All Native American boarding schools had a common mission to assimilate Native American communities into white mainstream society. This link is maintained by the Cumberland Historical Society in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which preserves much of the history of the school.
    Cornell University American Indian Program:
    The American Indian Program strives to develop new generations of educated Native and non-Native peoples who will contemplate, study and contribute to the building of Nation and community in Native America.
    The Town of Peace is a revered place for the Seneca and is designated as a New York State Native American Historic Site. Three hundred years ago the village was destroyed by a French army out of Canada. Today the site features a full-size replica of a 17th century Seneca bark longhouse.
    Seneca-Iroquois National Museum:
    Located at 814 Broad Street in Salamanca, this museum has permanent and changing exhibits of the rich culture and heritage, both past and present, of the Seneca people.
    Seneca Nation of Indians:
    The Seneca Nation's Website providing information on Seneca culture, government, the community, and press releases.
    The UNPFII is an advisory committee of the United Nations that was created in the year 2000. The committee’s mandate includes a focus on indigenous issues around the world.  Its accomplishments are many but most notably the writing of the “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2007. 
    Warrior in Two Worlds, The Life of Ely Parker:
    Regardless of his impressive resume - Seneca chief, legal scholar, engineer, Civil War hero, and Cabinet-level commissioner - Ely Parker is a controversial figure in the Seneca community, considered by some to be a traitor to his people. This PBS website gives insight to his story.
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