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Hope lost for setting Leonard Peltier free

COLEMAN, FL-Family and supporters of Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison, were devastated when former U.S. President Barack Obama chose not to pardon or... — Updated 03/13/2017

Wisconsin Congresswoman and Tribal leader stand together to strength VAWA

WASHINGTON, DC-Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) invited former Tulalip Tribal Board Member Deborah Parker from Washington State to join her in the House of Representatives to... — Updated 03/13/2017

First Nations Christian writers gather in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB-The second annual First Nations Christian Writers' Conference will be held in Winnipeg on March 30, 2017 at Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre. Keynote speaker... — Updated 03/13/2017

Court rules in favor of '60s Scoop survivors

TORONTO, ON-After a long eight-year wait, a landmark decision has finally been reached that will have a profound effect on thousands of children who were taken from their homes and ... — Updated 03/13/2017

Actor Simon McBurney becomes official Survival ambassador

LONDON, ENGLAND-The founder of the famous Complicite Theatre Company, an acclaimed theatrical actor, has been named Ambassador by Survival International, a charity that fights for ... — Updated 03/13/2017

Southern Chiefs have a new chief

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB-Jerry Daniels is the new grand chief of the Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO), voted in to replace longtime leader Terry Nelson. Daniels is the son of a... — Updated 03/13/2017

Former MLA now VP of Business Council of Manitoba

Kevin Chief, the former Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (MLA) with the New Democratic Party (NDP), has a new job. He is now serving as Vice President of the Business... — Updated 03/13/2017

Reconciliation key to economic growth, says justice minister

OTTAWA, ON-Canada's government remains committed to making legal and policy reforms happen for Indigenous peoples, stated the Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould as she addressed ... — Updated 03/13/2017

La Loche school still dealing with trauma, sense of abandonment

LA LOCHE, SK-It's been just over a year since this northern Saskatchewan school was hit by a deadly shooting in which a teacher and teacher's aide were killed and seven people were ... — Updated 03/13/2017

MMIW promise delayed

OTTAWA, ON-Almost eight months after the federal government promised to help the families of missing or murdered Indigenous women find their way through the tangle of Canada's... — Updated 03/13/2017

Trusting Jesus as a Lakota woman

Finding Jesus. I am Lakota Sioux from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Both my parents were Lakota Sioux. When I was quite young, my father had to move away to find work... — Updated 03/13/2017

Don't close your heart to refugees

My friend Matt Hyde lives in Boise, Idaho, a city that is 89 percent white. After he became the pastor of Discovery Church in 2013, he learned that refugees from many countries... — Updated 03/13/2017

Letters from Our Readers

STANDING ROCK I have subscribed to Indian Life for many years and share it with my Indian and “white” friends as well as folks in jail. It has been a real encouragement to all. Your last issue (Jan-Feb 2017) is informative... — Updated 03/13/2017

Love and goodness

Love is so attracted to goodness that it automatically rejects evil. Love always and only recognizes evil as a corruption of the world. When we fill our minds and our lives with what is good, evil will have no place. For this is... — Updated 03/13/2017

Welcoming angels unawares

I wish I could have been there when the first ship rolled in Too bad we had to wait so long for knowledge we needed when they decided to take their newly discovered land, no... — Updated 03/13/2017

Finding Joy and Purpose

Roel Arthur Ali III, known fondly as "Bob", is a young man with an incredible desire to lead his people. He is the second son of one of the most respected elders of the Ata tribe... — Updated 03/13/2017

An Ojibwe elder shares his discovery of help and hope

The Grieving Indian by Arthur Holmes with George McPeek Indian Life Books, Paper Review by Dr. Robert R. Dawson The Grieving Indian is a gripping story which accents the problems... — Updated 03/13/2017

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