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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 7/15/2017


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 7/15/2017


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 7/15/2017


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 7/15/2017


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 7/15/2017


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 7/15/2017



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 5/12/2017


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 5/12/2017


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 5/12/2017


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 5/12/2017


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 5/12/2017


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 5/12/2017


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 5/12/2017


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 5/12/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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 3/13/2017


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