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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


Manitoba sets day aside to recognize MMIW

WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba could become the first Canadian province to recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) by setting aside an official day. Bill 221 or "The Missing... — Updated 07/15/2017


Debate over new national park reopened

LAKE WINNIPEG, MB-Over twelve years ago, the plan to create a national park including lowlands along the northwest shores of Lake Winnipeg were squashed by then Indigenous leader... — Updated 07/15/2017



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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