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Trauma can be passed down through generations

CALGARY, Alb.-Traumas experienced by Indigenous Peoples due to residential schools and colonization can be passed down through generations, even among those now living in a... — Updated 11/22/2021

Infrastructure bill invests in Native needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently passed by Congress will deliver $550 billion in new federal investments across the country in... — Updated 11/23/2021

Fires break records, displace First Nations

TORONTO, Ont.-In the summer of 2021, Ontario forest fires burned a record area of land. Nearly 800,000 hectacres of land burned in northwestern Ontario, which surpassed the record... — Updated 11/22/2021

ILM Hosts Reconciliation Conference

WINNIPEG, Man.-Indian Life Ministries is holding their first "Let's Talk About Reconciliation" conference. "At Indian Life Ministries, we want to take reconciliation from a big... — Updated 11/22/2021

On the Road

At Indian Life Ministries, we wholly believe in the power of relationship. This is why, now that travel restrictions have opened up, Indian Life has been travelling! We are getting... — Updated 11/22/2021

God and sweet tea

NORMAN, Okla.-Resilient. That's the word used to describe Kim Holmes by the people who know her best. Holmes, a property manager for the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, has... — Updated 11/22/2021

Government recognizes tribes in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn.-During Native American Heritage Month, the government in Minnesota has acknowledged the 12 tribes of the state in a new way. In Northeastern Minnesota, state... — Updated 11/22/2021

How one warrior mobilized to deliver water to the Navajo Nation

PHOENIX-Not long after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in 2020, Zoel Zohnnie was laid off from his pipe welding job. But the Tuba City, Arizona native knew other members of the... — Updated 11/22/2021

New law excuses Native American students for cultural ceremonies

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-A new California education law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will allow Native American students to be excused from school so they can participate in cultural... — Updated 11/23/2021

Teepees lit to represent 12 tribes

GREAT FALLS, Mont.-In Great Falls, Montana, the public school administrators have set up 12 teepees to represent the 12 tribes of Montana. The structures will remain in place,... — Updated 11/22/2021

Jana Schmieding: Writer, Podcaster Actor, Comedian

Miniconjou and Sicangu Lakota actor, writer and comedian Jana Schmieding is known primarily for her work in the Rutherford Falls sitcom where she plays Reagan, the lead character.... — Updated 11/23/2021

Thankful to be Alive

Do not worry. Do not keep saying, 'What will we eat?' or, 'What will we drink?' or, 'What will we wear? The people who do not know God are looking for all these things. Your Father... — Updated 11/22/2021

The Giver and His Gift

Imagine how you would feel if you and your loved one had a harsh disagreement; painful words flew back and forth until you separated into different parts of the house or maybe even... — Updated 11/22/2021

Chance and Choice

I've been thinking about transitions. We don't think much about the more mundane ones-like halftime in football, lunch time at work, period break at a hockey game (I used to ref... — Updated 11/22/2021

Of Stereos and Heaven

When my aging parents lived in our granny suite, they bought a new stereo because they could no longer hear the old one. The old one was an attractive little unit, complete with... — Updated 11/22/2021

Home is where the heart is

I've been thinking a lot about my home lately. Home should be a place of safety, comfort, rest, and acceptance. Sadly, many homes do not reflect these endearing qualities. Home... — Updated 11/22/2021

How Scrooge Saved Chirstmas

OK, Scrooge didn't save the world but it is hard to think of Christmas without thinking about Scrooge. In 1843, Charles Dickens didn't realize when he wrote "A Christmas Carol"... — Updated 11/22/2021

Healing the Heart through the Power of Love

Many times, when the world, non-believers in Jesus, talk about the issue of power, they refer to using your inner power to obtain success. The world says you just need to focus on... — Updated 11/22/2021

Forgiveness: When You Can't Forget

I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. The kind of forgiveness that feels like, if I extend it, and choose to consider actually forgiving, that I am the one who is... — Updated 11/22/2021

Student activist fights trafficking

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.-Vanguard University student body president Matthew J. Holgate is a visionary leader. While many students are just trying to navigate their way through classes,... — Updated 11/22/2021

Students harvest moose through outdoor program

LISTUGUJ, Que.-Mi'kmaw Students in one Canadian school are learning about life-sustaining elements of their Indigenous culture in very practical ways. Recently, eight students at... — Updated 11/22/2021

Visiting the Father

I wanted to have a better relationship with God. So, I started using my imagination because scripture tells us to think of those things which are above. I imagined myself going... — Updated 11/22/2021

Wise People Still Worship Him

Some people say Christmas is not about giving gifts. But it is! Christmas celebrates the day God gave us the best gift ever-when He sent His Son to the world. "For God so loved the... — Updated 11/23/2021

What Is Our Relationship to the World?

It is difficult for Christians to follow Christ because we are in a spiritual warfare daily with the devil, who is the ruler of this world. We live in a permissive society today... — Updated 11/22/2021

The Council Speaks

Question: My husband and I became Christians two years ago. We are glad that we know the Savior, but we struggle with some things. Our families follow the traditional ways, and... — Updated 11/22/2021

Rock Your Mocs this Month!

Rock Your Mocs is a Native American and Indigenous people's movement held annually during November, which is also National Native American Heritage Month in the U.S. Participants... — Updated 11/23/2021

CAN YOU FIND THE TRIBES?

More than 1.6 million people in Canada are Indigenous. We've listed some of the tribes these people come from. Can you find each tribe in the block of letters below. You might... — Updated 11/22/2021

Can you find the tribes-solution

Here is your solution to the CAN YOU FIND THE TRIBES word... — Updated 11/23/2021

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