Wikipedia:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas

WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas
CategoryIndigenous peoples of the Americas
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Wikimedia CommonsCommons:Category:Indigenous peoples of the Americas Indigenous peoples of the Americas
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Welcome to WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Indigenous peoples of the Americas and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Goals edit

  • To identify, organize, and flesh out articles about indigenous ethnic groups, indigenous individuals, history, settlements, current issues, and other topics pertaining to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Specifically, this Wikipedia can improve and create new articles in areas not covered by the WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America or WikiProject Mesoamerica.
  • To create new articles for notable indigenous groups, peoples, places, events, laws, ideas, etc.
  • To provide up-to-date, NPOV material about indigenous peoples.
  • To increase awareness of the many indigenous language Wikipedias.
  • To get Top importance articles within the project scope to Featured status, starting with Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Scope edit

  • The Indigenous peoples of the Americas are the aboriginal peoples of North and South America from ancient times to the present day. They include the Precolumbian peoples who lived in the Americas before African and European contact and the descendants of these peoples, including mixed-raced Indigenous peoples, such as the Mestizo, Métis, and others.

As of 4 December 2023, there are 3,994 articles within the scope of WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas, of which 6 are featured and 40 good articles. This makes up 0.06% of the articles on Wikipedia and 0.06% of featured articles and lists, with 0.1% classified as good articles. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 9,852 pages in the project.

Guidelines edit

How can you help edit

Promote the project
  • Join this project! Add yourself to the list, and add the userbox to your page, to advertise the project to people who happen by.
  • Invite people to the project – drop a note on the user talk page of editors working on Indigenous peoples of the Americas topics who aren't project members.
  • Consider creating a Wikipedia Ad for the project (see {{Wikipedia ads}}).
  • Consider promoting the project via the Wikipedia Signpost WikiProject desk.
Improve the project
  • Update the project pages, archive clutter, and make use of the latest automation available
  • Consult the WikiProject Guide for ideas
  • Come up with new ones
Use the project

Which contents should an article have? edit

Specifically for articles about ethnic groups:

  • The meaning and origin of the name, alternative names, especially autonym
  • Population
  • Regions where they live (with a map, if possible): countries, provinces, etc.
  • A history section
  • Details about this people as of modern day, unless they are extinct
    • Society structure, including contemporary government or leadership
    • Economic development and subsistence
  • Culture
    • Language(s)
    • Traditional religion or spiritual beliefs, as well as any adopted religions
  • Famous or notable people
  • External links, in particular ones maintained by members of the particular group

Of course, those are just guiding ideas, consider each case on its own.

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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Ancestorca (talk · contribs) (I am interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia entries properly. I am a Mi'gmaq artist who found an entry for my work online and wanted to provide correct info. I am also interested in editing for others and sharing my knowledge about my culture and landscape.)
  2. Uyvsdi (talk · contribs) (I am most familiar with Southern Plains and Eastern Woodland tribes and the indigenous art world; however, I'm very interested in filling in gaps about contemporary indigenous peoples in Central and South America) 22:55, 20 February 2011 (UTC)UyvsdiReply[reply]
  3. Moxy (talk) 04:17, 21 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Zabucha (talk · contribs) (I am most familiar with the topic of South American indigenous languages, I just started editing/making new pages a couple days ago and have already added a few languages, and I'll continue expanding them whenever I can) 10:28, 24 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Johanna-Hypatia (talk · contribs) (Focus on Eastern Woodlands history and Algonquian languages, particularly Lenape.)
  6. Missvain (talk · contribs) (Currently focusing on living Native artist biographies, public art by Native artists and hoping to do outreach with getting more indigenous people editing)
  7. Donald Albury (talk · contribs) (I've mainly worked on extinct peoples in Florida, but find myself being drawn into peoples of the Caribbean.) 14:49, 27 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. The Jaguar (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on the Indigenous peoples of Coahuila y Tejas.)The Jaguar (talk) 00:45, 3 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Joey Roe (talk · contribs) (Currently working on articles on indigenous people in Brazil. Generally interested in indigenous rights and 'classic' ethnography) 20:44, 26 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Augwp (talk · contribs) (mainly wikignoming) 22:21, 25 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Dentren (talk · contribs), interested in origin, language and colonial time history of the peoples of the Southern Cone (Andean peoples, "Mapuche familily", Guaranis, Fuegians and "Pampides").
  12. Simiyachaq (talk · contribs), interested in Quechua and Mapudungun. Interested in the human rights violations against Mapuches by the Chilean Government.
  13. Maunus (talk · contribs)
  14. Westpast (talk · contribs) (I am an undergraduate archaeology student most interested in Pre-Columbian South America. Many of the sites, cultures, and topics I'm interested in are stubs and I want to expand them.) --Westpast (talk) 21:03, 29 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Lorelei (talk · contribs) (Indigenous peoples in Guyana)
  16. Richlevine00 (talk · contribs), working on biographies of Oglala Lakota and interested in Native American history and heritage.
  17. Ssenier (talk · contribs), working with students to add biographies of New England-based authorsSsenier (talk) 19:37, 30 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Sublimesam (talk · contribs) (Going to work on a longer and more accurate page for the Embera people of Panama) 17:30, 16 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. Sietecolores (talk · contribs) (Interested in Araucanian, Patagonian and Andean peoples, their food, archaeology and customs) 13:30, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Joeystanley (talk · contribs) Linguistics grad student. I just add what I can to language pages from whatever books I happen to be reading. Essentially a WikiSloth.Joeystanley (talk) 14:26, 12 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. NativePride98 (talk · contribs) (Have devoted my life to Native American research and tries to maintain my Apache culture)
  22. Carwil (talk · contribs) (I'm a cultural anthropologist who works in Bolivia and teaches a course on Indigenous rights.) 4 February 2015
  23. Artheartsoul1 (talk · contribs) (Osage. I mainly work in categorization. Also a focus in animals & religion, so the articles I contribute to tend to tie in with those. Occasionally makes bad articles in the hopes people will improve it. Seeks to improve how Wikipedia treats indigenous people.)
  24. Inter&anthro (talk · contribs) I've been editing articles related to this project for a while, so I'd thought I'd sign up. Mainly do categorization and minor edits.
  25. Problemsmith (talk · contribs) Living in South America at the end of the road before entering the sovereign territories of 17 indigenous tribes in Venezuela at the Ekobius Camp. I live within the territory of the Piaroa who have made me an honorary citizen and their official chancellor. I can offer many photographs and articles about many tribes based on local references and first accounts.
  26. PatrioticProletarian (talk · contribs) I'm a Cherokee/Tsalagi individual who is interested in issues relating to Pan-American indigenous struggles and cultures, and topics relating to decolonization. I love to learn about all the cultures of the Americas, and it reminds me of what it means to be an indigenous American.
  27. Damiantorko (talk) 03:22, 28 December 2018 (UTC) I'm a Charrúa People-Nation member, intermediate speaker of our living (but extremely endangered) Chaná Language, and I'm deeply worried about the social representation of extintion, particularly for Charrúa and Chaná Peoples, among other forms of racism by omission, especially in Uruguay, but even in Argentina and Brazil. Languages in general, aboriginal ones in particular, are the most important pasion of my life. So, I'm a linguistic activist, as well as an activist of the organized indigenous movement of uruguay.Reply[reply]
  28. Smallchief (talk · contribs) Kaw, Osage, Potawatomi. I've created and edited a number of articles about the indigenous people of the Americas. I'm most interested in archaeology, history, and agriculture. Smallchief (talk) 11:47, 12 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  29. Countryjudge (talk · contribs) I am interested in helping to improve the page time permitting, I have some ideas for the talk page, and hope to contribute over time. 14:44, 1 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  30. Cmacauley (talk · contribs) I am interested in the history of tribes in both North America and South America. I spent five years living with the Brazilian Yanomami, running a malaria control program for the Shamatari, Sanuma, and Shiriana subtribes (1996-2001). 17:28, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
  31. Drew.viles (talk) 02:08, 23 December 2020 (UTC)My interest, as a Siletz judge and educator, is to write new and expand existing articles devoted to Indigenous peoples and persons of the U.S. Pacific Northwest Region.Reply[reply]
  32. ARoseWolf 17:51, 3 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  33. Despressso (talk · contribs) (I am a K'iche' Maya interested in improving wiki pages relating to Mesoamerican Native peoples.) 19:25, 4 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  34. Dan H Pitt (talk · contribs) Linguistic anthropology grad, primarily interested in Na-Dené linguistics and Alaskan history. 21:05, 12 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  35. SuperTah (talk · contribs) Pardo living abroad, interested in promoting Abya Yala however I can. SuperTah (talk) 02:20, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  36. Krisgabwoosh (talk · contribs) Offshoot of my work on Bolivia-related articles.
  37. Weeg (talk · contribs) I'm interested in facilitating a proper understanding of indigenous peoples, and will often update outdated information.

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Please feel free to list your new Indigenous peoples of the Americas-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

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Tools edit

Various tools to simplify, make more efficient, or provide additional functionality to Wikipedians.

  • Reflinks - Adds title/dates/publisher/accessdates etc., to bare references automatically. (Interactive mode recommend)
  • Checklinks - External link verifier, that allows editing and replacement of dead links.
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links by click and pick.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
  • Google book tool - Converts bare long Google book url's into short {{cite book}} format.

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