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Indigenous day scholars to receive settlement

OTTAWA, Ont.-The Canadian federal government and 325 First Nations have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit, seeking reparations for the loss of language and culture brought on... — Updated 3/17/2023

ILM co-sponsors couples' getaway

RED DEER, Alb.-On January 27–29, 2023, Indian Life Ministries, Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Family Life Canada joined forces to sponsor the third Indigenous... — Updated 3/17/2023

Educational agreement to increase ranks of dental assistants in Native areas

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-Northwestern Michigan College and Bay Mills Community College have partnered in an effort to increase the number of dental assistants serving northern... — Updated 3/20/2023

Super Bowl LVII highlights Indigenous culture

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Super Bowl LVII held in Glendale, Ariz. in February offered unprecedented opportunities for showcasing Native Americans this year. In the days before the game... — Updated 3/17/2023

Coalition calls on the government for Indigenous housing strategy

OTTAWA, Ont.-The National Urban Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Coalition, an organization representing Indigenous housing providers across the country, recently called on... — Updated 3/20/2023

Little Free Library launches Indigenous library program

Editor's note: Little Free Libraries have popped up in thousands of neighborhoods across the nations of the United States and Canada in recent years. People build small wooden box... — Updated 3/20/2023

Indian Affairs announces tribal energy development grants

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced in February that the Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grant Program awarded more than $2.5... — Updated 3/20/2023

Cherokee Nation begins largest mental health investment in tribe's history

MUSKOGEE, Okla.-In February, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner unveiled the tribe's first in-house drug treatment center during a... — Updated 3/20/2023

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... — Updated 3/20/2023

Manitoba offers $10-per-day childcare

WINNIPEG, Man.-Starting April 2, Manitoba families will pay a maximum of $10 per day in fees at regulated non-profit childcare centres, Premier Heather Stefanson recently... — Updated 3/17/2023

Promises for every situation

I grew up at Big Trout Lake, an isolated village in northwestern Ontario. When I was a child no one there spoke English, and I spoke only the Oji-Cree language until I was 12 years... — Updated 3/20/2023

I didn't run away

I grew up in southern Manitoba, mostly in adoptive care and some foster care. Where I grew up there were no other Indigenous people, except for other kids who were in adoptive or... — Updated 3/20/2023

Lynette Stant, Classroom Instructor

Third grade classroom teacher Lynette Stant, member of the Navajo Nation, grew up in Tuba City on the Navajo Reservation. She is a 15-year veteran instructor on the Salt River... — Updated 3/20/2023

Are you living in Graceland?

This Winter I got the opportunity to drive to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. I hadn't been there in more than eight years and was impressed with the complete makeover of the... — Updated 3/20/2023

Plugged In

"The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights." Habakkuk 3:19 The power was off here at our country home for a... — Updated 3/20/2023

Filling Your Own Shoes

In less than a month our baby boy will be 18, and then in another three months, he will be graduated from high school and off to a polytechnic school in Calgary, Alb. It's hard to... — Updated 3/20/2023

Peace in the Storm

How are you today? I'm munching on chocolate. An ice storm roared through earlier today. My husband, Wes, wondered what the noise was, and I explained that a snow plow must be... — Updated 3/20/2023

Always Ride the Elephant

When I was a teenager and had my first job, I lived in a motel that charged $1 a day. I had a mean boss and hated my job, and when I went home to my motel room, I was so afraid I'd... — Updated 3/20/2023

Moving Forward

Whenever I've spoken to a group of people or when I wrote my first two books, I've focusd at some point on experiences that I've gone through from birth until later adulthood,... — Updated 3/20/2023

Letters from Our Readers

I got the newspaper of Indian Life. Thank you so much. Now let me tell you what happed that weekend. I was reading the newspaper and after I was done, I passed it to a Native... — Updated 3/20/2023

Worst apologies ever

I was picking out a Valentine's card for my wife. One section read, "Apology Cards." I was curious. Flipping through them, I found mostly excuses. "I'm sorry, I wasn't thinking."... — Updated 3/20/2023

Purpose-Driven Ant

The heat was unbearable. My body didn't want to peel itself off the bunk. I tried to convince myself that maybe today I could take a break and just veg out . . . until I saw him.... — Updated 3/20/2023

Indigenous Sports

Hockey sticks reflect Indigenous skills At the end of each of the 31 games played in the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship held in Halifax... — Updated 3/20/2023

Tribal member wins big at Junior World Finals

DURANT, Okla.-Choctaw tribal member, Savannah Toon, won the Junior World Finals for Barrel Racing in Las Vegas in December 2022. Over 800 contestants from across the U.S., Canada,... — Updated 3/20/2023


Some sources say that the name stemmed from the Cree Nation, but this energy-filled food has historically been used by many Indigenous people at home and while out on journeys.... — Updated 3/20/2023

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