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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

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Not before our time

Crazy things are happening in our world these days. Strange attacks on populations in the United Kingdom and closer to home in Flint, Michigan. To say nothing of the attacks that happen almost every waking hour in homes and... — Updated 07/15/2017

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

INDIAN LIFE receives top honors

INDIAN LIFE was awarded First Place in the category of Excellence for National Newspapers at the Canadian Church Press Conference in Quebec City, June 22. We also placed third in... — Updated 07/15/2017

 
 By Dr. Suuqiina    Viewpoint

Respecting and Honoring One Another

My Native Brothers, do you believe you can honor your tribe and treat the women in your life with less honor? Do you believe you can honor our ceremonies and teachings and treat the women in your life with less honor? Do you... — Updated 07/15/2017

 

Letters from our Readers

WHILE IT LASTED Though an Atheist, having spent 26 years in Nevada's Supermax, the last 10 years in its hole, I'm now in a mental health unit. A place where the squirrels had... — Updated 07/15/2017

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

It's about identity

Our world is a mess. Nations are warring against nations, our leaders don’t seem to know which direction to go, some of our communities are ransacked by violence and terrorist acts, families are broken, and people are searching,... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
 By Frank Dragon    Viewpoint

Being Honest with Ourselves

I have spent a lot of time recently thinking about honesty and I still struggle because even within the past day, there is still a degree of a lack of honesty. And discernment... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Welcoming angels unawares

I wish I could have been there when the first ship rolled in Too bad we had to wait so long for knowledge we needed when they decided to take their newly discovered land, no matter... — Updated 03/13/2017

 
 By J. Lee Grady    Viewpoint

Don't close your heart to refugees

My friend Matt Hyde lives in Boise, Idaho, a city that is 89 percent white. After he became the pastor of Discovery Church in 2013, he learned that refugees from many countries... — Updated 03/13/2017

 

Letters from Our Readers

STANDING ROCK I have subscribed to Indian Life for many years and share it with my Indian and “white” friends as well as folks in jail. It has been a real encouragement to all. Your last issue (Jan-Feb 2017) is informative and... — Updated 03/13/2017

 

Love and goodness

Love is so attracted to goodness that it automatically rejects evil. Love always and only recognizes evil as a corruption of the world. When we fill our minds and our lives with what is good, evil will have no place. For this is... — Updated 03/13/2017

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

2017-An opportunity for recovery and hope

2017 began like the last day of 2016. The sun rose and life seemed to go on pretty much as before. While we're accustomed to dire predictions for the future at the end of each... — Updated 01/9/2017

 
 By Roger Palms    Viewpoint

Contented

Years ago I knew two brothers who farmed their land together. One of them had lost both legs fighting in the Korean War. The other brother had lost an arm in a farm-machinery... — Updated 01/9/2017

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

The U.S. Election is over... It's time to turn the page...

After almost two years of non-stop political talk and TV, radio and newspaper advertising filling the media, it is finally over. The voters have spoken and the American people have a new president and vice president-elect. And... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

Immanuel

I sit on my bunk, lights off, tears flowing uncontrollably. My mind races back and forth, making it next to impossible to focus on a single thought. Loneliness smothers me from neck to toes, my head just above it. I’ve been like... — Updated 11/14/2016

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Race and Reconciliation-A New Chapter

Evangelicals or those we like to refer to as “followers of Jesus” are sensitive to what we call “God moments”—when circumstances fall together in a way that suggests God is at work in our lives in a fresh way. These... — Updated 09/9/2016

 

Letters from our readers

I love your publication and what I like is that it gives me ideas on how to help my son who has an addiction he is trying so hard to battle with. As a Mom, I will never give up on him, so I try to help in showing him the stories... — Updated 09/9/2016

 
 By Mark Charles    Viewpoint

Creator "resets" mass event to show who's really in control

Ya'at'eeh. My name is Mark Charles and I am the son of an American woman of Dutch heritage and a Navajo man. After living on the Navajo reservation for more than a decade, last... — Updated 09/9/2016

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Looking beyond Orlando

We were shocked to wake up that Sunday morning in June to hear of the horrific shootings in Orlando that killed 49 people. Our expressions of sympathy go to the families and friends of all those gunned down in another senseless... — Updated 07/19/2016

 
 By J. Lee Grady    Viewpoint

What if someone had shared Jesus with the Orlando mass killer?

America has been in mourning for days. We’ve cried for the 49 victims of the senseless Orlando shooting. We’ve prayed for the families and friends of the innocent people who died in the Pulse nightclub, and the 53 others who... — Updated 07/19/2016

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Does anyone really care?

Life has dealt a series of crises in North America, if not the world. In recent days Canadians attention has been fixed on the states of emergencies declared in Pimicikamak Cree... — Updated 05/14/2016

 

Being a Thomas

It was routine by now. I’d gone through the same steps many times. No nerves. No worries. Very relaxed. I knew what to expect and I was ready to get it over with. It was time to remove my toenail again and I wanted no part in... — Updated 05/14/2016

 
 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Who's telling the truth?

Have you been watching the political ads or the debates on TV or following election results recently? Better yet, have you been voting? In the United States, the battles have gone... — Updated 03/23/2016

 

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