Training to Change the World

One of our goals at Indian Life Ministries is to make you aware of ministries and organizations through which Indigenous Christians are reaching others. This issue, we're pleased... — Updated 9/2/2021

Pope to meet with Canadian residential school survivors

OTTAWA-When Pope Francis first learned of the graves found at the sites of Canadian residential schools, he expressed sympathy and sorrow, but offered no plans to go further.... — Updated 9/2/2021

Inuk leader named as first Indigenous Governor General

OTTAWA-Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general. She is the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role. Prime... — Updated 9/2/2021

National Bison Range lands transferred for tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In an important move to restore Tribal homelands, the Department of the Interior announced in late June the transfer of all lands comprising the National Bison... — Updated 9/2/2021

Trudeau returns child welfare responsibilities to Cowessess First Nation

COWESSESS, Sask.-In early July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed a landmark agreement to return child welfare responsibilities to Cowessess First Nation, which he says is... — Updated 9/2/2021

Supreme Court rules in favor of tribal police

WASHINGTON-Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Natives traveling through reservation land if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or... — Updated 9/2/2021

First female AFN national chief

OTTAWA-RoseAnne Archibald has been chosen as the new national chief for the Assembly of First Nations. She is the first women and the first person from Ontario to hold the post.... — Updated 9/2/2021

Wisconsin Indigenous Riders Roll Through Northwoods for the 1st Annual MMIW/MMIP Awareness Ride

LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wisc.-Bruce LaMere, a Ho-Chunk tribal member who lives in Tomahawk, has spent many years participating in motorcycle rides with a purpose, and also happens to be a... — Updated 9/2/2021

Tribes participate in NASA program for students

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Middle school students from three tribes in Oklahoma have been chosen to work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a program called the... — Updated 9/2/2021

Native American family honored for 100 years of ministry

Lumberton, N.C.-In June, the Native American Fellowship of the Assemblies of God recognized the Klaudt Indian Family for 100 years of ministry. The event happened at the Native... — Updated 9/2/2021

Amazing Grace

Praise the Lord, 0 my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. (Psalm 103:1, NIV) I was about five years old when I got sent on a bus to residential school. I don't... — Updated 9/2/2021

Judy Baker (b. 1943)

• Seminole Palmetto Doll Artist • Folk Historian Judy Baker learned the craft of Seminole palmetto doll-making from her grandmother and mother, and began crafting the dolls... — Updated 9/2/2021

Feeling lost?

During these COVID-19 times, I have greatly enjoyed walking in the country. My dog, Blessing, and I find old fields that are acres wide to walk through. He loves sniffing and... — Updated 9/2/2021 Full story

Put it on

A kid of nine or ten came up to me and told me a joke: "I went to buy some camouflage clothing. But I couldn't find any." It took me a second or two, but finally I laughed. Here's... — Updated 9/2/2021

Choosing Love

This has been a difficult article to write, not because of my personal circumstances, but because I have a hard time writing a joyful article when the residential school story is... — Updated 9/2/2021

what's up with ILM

Being thankful is a powerful emotion. It keeps our focus on that which is positive, and allows us to think about things that are lovely, admirable, pure and worthy of praise. But... — Updated 9/2/2021

Grief, Loss, and Intergenerational Trauma

I once heard a man wiser than me say that looking at someone's worldview is like looking at an iceberg. There is what you initially see on the surface of the water and then most... — Updated 9/2/2021

I'm Still Here

I've always been in love with the moon. I couldn't count the hours I've spent looking at the moon, it could be tens of thousands. I've watched the moon all my life. When I was a... — Updated 9/2/2021

Respect and Love for One Another

One of the things we have accepted today in our world is that we live in a pluralistic society. This is more noticeable in the larger cities where you see a multiple of people... — Updated 9/2/2021

Healing the Heart through "Listening"

I'm the type of person who really must concentrate when it comes to listening to others. Even though I do the work of a pastor, it's still a challenge to me. Even when I'm sitting... — Updated 9/2/2021

Choosing Life

I love life. Allow me to be more specific. I love to look around me and see the lush trees, bushes, leaves and plants, teeming with life. It amazes me to see the variety of places... — Updated 9/2/2021

Expiry Date

I'm saying good-bye to a Gospel Musician friend of mine today. We're singing a few songs at his wake and then the funeral is tomorrow. I'm really going to miss the guy! I'll... — Updated 9/2/2021

Student creates university class highlighting Indigenous knowledge

WOLFVILLE, N.S.-As Leah Creaser, a student at Acadia University and member of the Acadia First Nation, sat in her biology classes, she ended up being bewildered. It wasn't the... — Updated 9/2/2021

Colorado governor signs two bills affecting Indigenous communities

DENVER, Colo.-In early July, Colorado governor Jared Polis signed two bills that affect Native American young people and culture in Colorado. The first bill, the Native American... — Updated 9/2/2021

Beyond the Sixties Scoop Takes Reader on Journey of Healing

When you read Beyond the Sixties Scoop by Deborah Ironstand you'll be taken on a journey of brokenness, healing, and resiliency. Deborah writes about childhood memories of living... — Updated 9/2/2021

The Council Speaks

Question: When I was four years old I was left by my parents and put in a foster home. My foster family cared for my physical needs but they never loved me. I felt like I didn't... — Updated 9/2/2021

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