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Five students graduated from the Master of Arts in International Studies from George Fox University under the NAIITS program. Congratulations to Jim Sequeira, Linda Rae Coon,... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Budget targets $3.4B for "critical" needs of Indigenous communities

OTTAWA, ON-The Canadian government announced it is increasing its spending on post-secondary education, community infrastructure and the health of Indigenous people in the most... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Cobell scholarship fund hits critical milestone

WASHINGTON, DC-The United States Department of the Interior has hit a crucial milestone. It has transferred a total of $60 million to the Cobell Scholarship Fund, which was... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Kinew to run for Manitoba NDP leadership

WINNIPEG, MB-Member of the Legislature (MLA) Wab Kinew has thrown his hat in the ring to become the leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party (NDP). Joined by family, friends,... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Eight amazing facts prove tribal people are the best conservationists

Here are eight amazing ways in which tribal peoples are the best conservationists and guardians of the natural world: 1. The Baka "Pygmies" have over 15 words for elephant The Baka... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Charting a Course for Reconciliation

EDMONTON, AB-My People International invites fellow travelers to take another step in the journey toward right relationships. They held the first in Victoria, British Columbia,... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Graduations to celebrate

Five students graduated from the Master of Arts in International Studies from George Fox University under the NAIITS program. Congratulations to Jim Sequeira, Linda Rae Coon, Joshua... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Indian Life refocuses for Online Impact

Dear Indian Life Readers, Since 1968 Indian Life has been privileged to carry thousands of articles highlighting the work of God in the lives of Indigenous people in North America.... — Updated 05/12/2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 justi... — Updated 03/13/2017

 

Habitat for Humanity Canada builds first on-reserve housing at Fly Dust

TORONTO, ON-Flying Dust First Nation and Habitat for Humanity Canada hosted a special "All Chiefs Build" at Flying Dust, located 300 km northwest of Saskatoon in 2015. This... — 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

 

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 Cou... — 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

 

Standing Rock water protectors wait and see after "huge" victory

CANNONBALL, ND-When the announcement was made in early December to block the Dakota Access pipeline, it was like an early Christmas gift from the United States government.... — Updated 02/27/2017

 

Canada to spend $500 million on high-speed Internet access for First Nations reserves

OTTAWA, ON-Canada is investing up to $500 million to bring high-speed internet access to 300 remote communities by 2021. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains stated that the "Connect... — Updated 01/9/2017

 

Unknown committee plans "monumental change" to the way Canada funds First Nations

OTTAWA, ON-There is a plan in the works that is going to transform the way the Canadian government deals with Indigenous peoples. If things go according to hopes and planning, it... — Updated 01/9/2017

 

Trump administration picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline

NEW YORK, NY-A wealthy businessman with no experience in First Nations issues is slated to oversee the federal agency whose handling of the Dakota Access Pipeline has come under rep... — Updated 01/9/2017

 

A Happy Warrior goes home

Art Whitehawk Begay, founder of Warriors for Christ, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life for Art was held on... — Updated 01/9/2017

 

White House announces almost $500M going to tribes

WASHINGTON, DC-At President Barack Obama's final White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, he announced that his administration will pay 17 Native American tribes a... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

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