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Arizona tribe to get millions in federal payouts for water conservation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Gila River Indian Community could get up to $233 million in federal funding for water conservation, one of the first to get the money under a program aimed at... — Updated 5/17/2023

Justices grapple over Navajo water rights, government's duty to tribe

WASHINGTON-Supreme Court justices pressed government attorneys in March on their argument that the treaties that put the Navajo on reservation lands implied an intent-but not a... — Updated 5/17/2023

FBI investigates rehab scams targeting Indigenous community

PHOENIX-The FBI is investigating scams by fake rehab groups that target the Indigenous community, offering substance-abuse recovery or mental-health services at pop-up facilities... — Updated 5/17/2023

What's Up with ILM?

Our vision at Indian Life ministries is to restore hope, healing and honor within indigenous communities through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In addition to our newspaper, books, and exciting partnerships, we work towards... — Updated 5/17/2023

First Nations woman wins Pulitzer

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-A Saskatchewan First Nations woman has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for best audio journalism. Journalist Connie Walker, who is from Okanese First Nation, won the... — Updated 5/17/2023

King Charles III meets with Indigenous leaders

OTTAWA, Ont.-Two days before his coronation, King Charles III met with Canadian Indigenous leaders for a conversation that many people hope will bring a new chapter in the... — Updated 5/17/2023

Volunteers throw mud to preserve an ancient artifact at Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park

PHOENIX – Most museums ask guests not to touch the artifacts, but once a month, Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park encourages visitors to throw mud at a more than... — Updated 5/17/2023

Partnership will bring food to northern and isolated communities

OTTAWA, Ont.-In March 2023, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada has signed Harvesters Support... — Updated 5/17/2023

$103M earmarked for Indigenous women's shelters

OTTAWA, Ont.—Federal ministers recently announced that Indigenous women's shelters in Canada will receive $103 million in funding from the federal government, to help women and... — Updated 5/17/2023

Navajo artist's work featured on skateboard Forever Stamp

GLENDALE-Navajo artist Di'Orr Greenwood got emotional while speaking at the unveiling of the skateboard stamp that she designed in collaboration with the U.S. Postal Service. "This... — Updated 5/17/2023

Lucy M. Lewis, ca. 1890-1992

Lucy Martin Lewis was born in a mesa in Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, to Lola Santiago and Martin Ortiz. Her actual birthdate is unknown. But when the eldest son, Ivan, joined the... — Updated 5/17/2023

I took a look at myself

Coming from a large family, I am the youngest of eight children. My mom was from Saddle Lake First Nation in Alberta. Her first husband died fairly young from a heart attack, after... — Updated 5/17/2023

The Eensy-Weensy Spider

About a month ago, we had the joy of witnessing believer's baptism. A young man from Sandy Bay First Nation wanted to obey the Lord and identify with his Savior's death and... — Updated 5/17/2023

Healing the Heart through Nature and Scripture

Spring is here, and it's so nice to have this change in season, I'm comforted by some simple things. I'm comforted as I leave the window of my office open and hear the birds,... — Updated 5/17/2023

Directors' Corner

I've got this pineapple water bottle. The pineapple itself is yellow, with the lid and straw being green. It's really nothing special. I bought it from the dollar store when all... — Updated 5/17/2023

Steal, Lie and Cheat . . . But Wait! I Wasn't Finished . . .

I was at an engagement party for friends of a friend. I didn't know the couple and was caught by surprise when I was asked to make a toast. I lifted my glass of punch and said,... — Updated 5/17/2023

Ferrets and other pain

I don't know about you, but I've never really liked pain. In ninth grade I weighed a whopping eighty-one pounds if I was carrying a suitcase so I decided to beef up by gorging... — Updated 5/17/2023

Too Much To Handle!

This guy was really big! He was skating around the back of their net with his head down when I decided to hit him! Gearing up, I took a good run and put everything I had into this... — Updated 5/17/2023

Useless Trash

Wait!" I said, catching him by surprise. "Don't throw that away yet. What can we use it for?" He picked it up and examined it. Ad Seg (the Hole) deprives us of many basic tools;... — Updated 5/17/2023

Unknown Plans

What are your plans today? We had an ice storm early this morning so I cancelled my previous plans, put on some warm, comfy clothes, made some orange-cranberry scones and a cup of... — Updated 5/18/2023

Chickasaw equestrian riding tall in the saddle despite health challenges

KELLYVILLE, Okla.-Brianna Lytle is a rare breed. The 18-year-old Chickasaw is the type of person who discovers their passion early in life and forges a path to pursue it, despite... — Updated 5/17/2023


Ingredients: 3 pounds pashofa corn 6 gallons water 6 pounds fresh pork Directions: It is best to cook pashofa outdoors in a large pot. Bring water to a brisk boil over a steady... — Updated 5/17/2023

Activity Page

This particular art is based on Psalm 1. Art is a way for me to worship our Creator. He created this world for us to enjoy. I believe He is honored when we worship Him with our... — Updated 5/17/2023

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