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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


Southwest abuse victims face continued abuse

GALLUP, NM—“Spotlight: A Public Discussion about Faith, Journalism, and Protecting Children from Sex Abuse” was held on September 24 at Gallup’s El Morro Theatre. The event was held in conjunction with two free screenings... — Updated 11/14/2016


Algonquin sign historic land deal with Canada

OTTAWA, ON-The Canadian government, along with the government of the Province of Ontario, signed a historic agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario to give back large sections of... — Updated 11/14/2016


Spencer Battiest wins Best Pop NAMMY

BUFFALO, NY-Winning the Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Pop Recording was probably the best birthday present Spencer Battiest could have wished for. "Winning the Best... — Updated 11/14/2016


Indian Life author passes on

Indian Life lost a good friend this year. Debra Fieguth passed away suddenly following a massive stroke. She was not only a wonderful person but an excellent writer. When I first... — Updated 11/14/2016


First Nation Students Start School Year in New Schools

SIKSIKA NATION, AB, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW This year, as many as 1,970 students will be starting a new school year in one of the six new schools in First Nations communities. These new schools will provide First Nation students with... — Updated 11/14/2016

 By Storm Stoker    News

Preserving History- Protecting the Future

My name is Storm Stoker, I am the daughter of Crying Wind, columnist for Indian Life, author and life long activist for indigenous people. I was invited to be a guest speaker at... — Updated 11/14/2016


Chickasaw Princesses crowned at Annual Pageant

ADA, OK-Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby crowned three young ladies Chickasaw Royalty during the 2016-2017 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant. The annual pageant was conducted at... — Updated 11/14/2016


'Indian Group of Seven' artist Daphne Odjig passes at 97

KELOWNA, BC-Daphne Odjig, an internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker, passed at the age of 97. She was a member of the prestigious group of artists known as the "Indian... — Updated 11/14/2016


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