Majority of Native Americans speak only English at home

WASHINGTON, DC-Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. American... — Updated 10/7/2017

Exciting times at Indian Life Ministries

In an answer to much prayer (and a long-time prayer), Intertribal Christian Communications (Indian Life Ministries) and Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Inc., form a new partnership. For many years, ILM staff and Board... — Updated 10/5/2017

Muscogee Nation welcomes boundaries decision

TULSA, OK-The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma. By a unanimous vote, the 10th Circuit Court ... — Updated 10/5/2017

Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship

MUSKOGEE, OK-The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge ruled in a long-running controversy that has... — Updated 10/5/2017

Trudeau to apologize for residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, NF-A $50-million settlement was reached in May between the federal government and hundreds of students who attended residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador,... — Updated 10/5/2017

First Nation opens new school in Esk'etemc, British Columbia

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services congratulated Chief Charlene Belleau and Esk'etmc First Nation upon opening the new Sxoxomie School, which will... — Updated 10/5/2017

Interior Department calls for slight downsizing of national monuments

WASHINGTON-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a report to the White House in late August that he will not call for the removal of any national monuments but will recommend... — Updated 10/5/2017

Trudeau tells UN of plans to improve indigenous lives

OTTAWA—In a speech to the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada has let down its 1.4 million indigenous people and that his government would do better to improve their lives. When the prime minister was... — Updated 10/5/2017

Grace by Which I Stand

My life story begins in a small log house in the middle of Berens River, a remote First Nation community on the southeast shore of Lake Winnipeg on June 3, 1962. My story actually ... — Updated 10/5/2017

Editorial Viewpoint

It's with a lot of excitement and not a small amount of angst that I put pen and ink to this issue of the Indian Life newspaper, our first in the partnership and merger of Indian... — Updated 10/5/2017

Changes at ILM

The Indian Life Ministries staff and Board of Directors wishes to express our extreme gratitude and best wishes to our long-time, faithful editor, Jim Uttley, Jr., upon his... — Updated 10/5/2017

Letter from Our Readers

Indian Life has changed my life in so many ways. Digital media would do me no good as we are not allowed to use any kind of devices. [ILM Correspondence Coordinator] Sister Rilla... — Updated 10/5/2017

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history in Massachusetts

FOXBORO, MA-Jacob Ventura, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, is hoping to make history in Massachusetts. Ventura, a Republican, is running to represent the Bristol and... — Updated 10/5/2017

"I play for the youth": Pimicikamak softball team represents Manitoba

PIMICIKAMAK, MB-Megwan Muswaggon felt nervous the first time he stepped on the pitcher's mound at the Canada Summer Games. The softball player from the small northern community of... — Updated 10/5/2017

Darian Baskatawang aims to be the youngest Ontario chief

THUNDER BAY, ON-A First Nations election this fall could make history. Darian Baskatawang, 21, is running for chief of Whitesand First Nation, located about 250 kilometres... — Updated 10/5/2017

Dark, Brooding, and Fantastic

The Wind River Reservation is in Wyoming, about halfway between Casper and Jackson. My parents live in Casper, though I didn't grow up there and don't know the area very well. My... — Updated 10/5/2017

Wind River Reminds Moviegoers: Native Women Matter

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (ANS—September 10, 2017) I remember how heart-broken I was in May 2016 when 11-year old Ashlynne Mike was found murdered and violated on the Navajo Reservation. That morning I had awakend to an Amber... — Updated 10/5/2017

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