The Peoples of the World Foundation
Education for and about Indigenous Peoples
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use material from your website in my student paper/presentation?
Yes. You do not need our permission for this kind of use. But please be aware of the possibility of plagiarism. All your sources — whether from our website or any other source — should be properly acknowledged in the form of academic citation.
Can I use material from your website (other than in my student paper/presentation)?
The answer depends on your intended use so you should contact us first with details even if your intended use is non-commercial. We do not allow use of our material for anything of an adult/pornographic nature or for politically-related purposes or to endorse any product or service. All commercial use requires advance written permission and a donation.
Can I apply for a scholarship by e-mail?
No. We consider only scholarship applications submitted to us using our official application form. Please visit www.peoplesoftheworld.org/educationalscholarships.jsp to download the form.
Will you fund us/one of our programs/one of our students?
We consider only funding applications submitted to us under our programs. Please visit www.peoplesoftheworld.org/programs.jsp for more information.
Will you partner with our organization?
We currently partner with other organizations only in the context of them helping people apply under one of our programs. The only exeption to this that we may consider is documentary filmmaking. Please visit www.peoplesoftheworld.org/documentaries.jsp.
Is the material on your website in the public domain?
No — it is copyrighted.
Will you provide a link on your website to my/our website?
We do not have a "links" page so we are not able to do this.
Can I link to your website from my/our website?
Yes, but please understand the difference between linking and deep-linking. People try to get images that are hosted on our web site to appear on their web site by referring directly to the url of the image (for example http://www.peoplesoftheworld.org/imagedirectory/80-1-3-21.jpg). This is called deep-linking and it is disabled on our website. Attempting to link in this way from your website will not work. It is better to provide your visitors a link to the original url that you found on our website such as http://www.peoplesoftheworld.org/text?people=Cherokee.
Can I advertise on your website?
No — we do not currently carry advertisements of any kind.
We can build you a website or improve your existing website or get you better rankings in the search engines. Are you interested?
No — please do not contact us regarding this topic even if you are offering your services for free.
Do you have any information about the ... indigenous people?
We have only the information that appears on our website. We do not provide a research service.
Do you have any jobs available?
How can I make a contribution?
Can you give me the contact information for ... person?
No — we do not give out contact information.