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Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day with dances, songs, and speeches

Eight Canadian cities hosted concerts from Halifax to Montreal, Toronto to Winnipeg, Calgary to Edmonton, Yellowknife to Vancouver. Performers included Metis Don Amero and Rick... — Updated 07/15/2017

Supreme Court landmark ruling against opponents of racist NFL mascot

WASHINGTON, DC-A landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot. A group of young Native activists,... — Updated 07/15/2017

Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts

BISMARK, ND—The North Dakota Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing to discuss the disturbance of tribal artifacts during construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to the commission, the firm waited too... — Updated 07/15/2017

California bill offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust

SACRAMENTO, CA-Controversy is stirring over a bill in California that offers tax relief for tribes whose land-into-trust applications have been approved but have not yet been... — Updated 07/15/2017

Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at BIA

WASHINGTON, DC-The White House is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Gavin Clarkson, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, will be serving as the... — Updated 07/15/2017

Dozens of organizations sign reconciliation document

WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman along with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, attended the signing ceremony for Winnipeg's... — Updated 07/15/2017

Google updates maps for Indigenous territories

WINNIPEG, MB-According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) more than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth. Steve DeRoy, ... — Updated 07/15/2017

National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference

WASHINGTON, DC-The National Congress of American Indians held its mid-year conference in Connecticut the second week of June. Top officials from the U.S. government were among the... — Updated 07/15/2017

New Eastern Cherokee leader calls for unity after impeachment of chief

CHEROKEE, NC-The new leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is quickly settling into the job on the North Carolina reservation. Chief Richard G. Sneed was elevated to the... — Updated 07/15/2017

Indigenous support workers team to provide training in suicide prevention

WINNIPEG, MB-Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre along with the Canadian Mental Health Association have launched a major program to train Indigenous support workers to better aid and support... — Updated 07/15/2017

Child of Sorrow, Man of Comfort

My father taught me strong moral values and personal responsibility. He taught me honesty and trust. He taught me to be compassionate and respect all life. He also taught me the... — Updated 07/15/2017

Not before our time

Crazy things are happening in our world these days. Strange attacks on populations in the United Kingdom and closer to home in Flint, Michigan. To say nothing of the attacks that happen almost every waking hour in homes and... — Updated 07/15/2017

INDIAN LIFE receives top honors

INDIAN LIFE was awarded First Place in the category of Excellence for National Newspapers at the Canadian Church Press Conference in Quebec City, June 22. We also placed third in... — Updated 07/15/2017

Respecting and Honoring One Another

My Native Brothers, do you believe you can honor your tribe and treat the women in your life with less honor? Do you believe you can honor our ceremonies and teachings and treat the women in your life with less honor? Do you... — Updated 07/15/2017

Letters from our Readers

WHILE IT LASTED Though an Atheist, having spent 26 years in Nevada's Supermax, the last 10 years in its hole, I'm now in a mental health unit. A place where the squirrels had... — Updated 07/15/2017

Blackfeet Nation student denied painted cap for graduation

FLATHEAD, MT-A public school district in Montana is apologizing to a student from the Blackfeet Nation who wasn't allowed to wear a painted cap for graduation. Zephrey Holloway,... — Updated 07/15/2017

Worth Reading

Book Review: Firewater How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours) by Harold R. Johnson University of Regina 180 pages Trade Paper Firewater is a tough read. What Harold Johnson... — Updated 07/15/2017

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