Oklahoma tribes split over tribal status of former slaves' descendants

WASHINGTON, D. C.-Oklahoma's five largest tribes split in late July on the terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding their treatment of descendants of their former... — Updated 8/5/2022

First Indigenous person chosen to lead Canadian Army

OTTAWA-The Department of National Defence recently announced the appointment of Lt.-Gen. Jocelyn Paul as the commander of the Canadian Army. Paul is the first Indigenous person to... — Updated 8/5/2022

More than a hotline: 988 meant to ease access to mental health services

PHOENIX-Mental health emergencies in the United States haven't gotten the attention and support they require, resulting in increased suicide rates over past decades-particularly... — Updated 8/5/2022

Pope visits Canada to meet with Indigenous people

Winnipeg, Man.-In July, Pope Francis launched an historic six-day tour in Canada that has been dubbde as the "apology tour" or "pilgrimage of penance." The focus of the Roman... — Updated 8/5/2022

A time for building love

ILM co-sponsors retreat for Indigenous couples RED DEER, Alb.-On June 3–5, 2022, Indian Life Ministries, Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Family Life Canada joined... — Updated 8/5/2022

ILM joins tribal camp meeting

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-On July 23-26, 2022, representatives from Indian Life Ministries joined the Siksika Nation in their annual camp meeting. The Siksika Nation is on Treaty 7... — Updated 8/5/2022

What's up with ILM?

After a two year hiatus, due to the worldwide pandemic, and two years since Todd and I joined Indian Life, we are excited to announce that our annual banquet is back! Since coming... — Updated 8/5/2022

Native American undergraduates in Arizona to receive free tuition

TUSCON, Ariz.-Undergraduate students from the state's 22 federally recognized Native American tribes will no longer have to pay tuition and mandatory fees at the University of... — Updated 8/5/2022

Thorpe Reinstated as Olympic winner

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-In July, Jim Thorpe was reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm. The change was announced by the Internation... — Updated 8/5/2022

Videos available from Native American Nutrition Conference

PRIOR LAKE, Minn.-In the Spring, the University of Minnesota hosted the fifth annual Native American Nutrition conference. Two dozen videos of various presentations from the... — Updated 8/5/2022

Jocelyne Larocque, b. May 19, 1988

In her Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Jocelyne Larocque, playing with national Team Canada, won Gold. In the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, however,... — Updated 8/5/2022

Words of Encouragement

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make jour paths straight. Proverbs 3:5 NIV It doesn't... — Updated 8/5/2022

Healing the Heart Through Constant Bite-sized Repetition

As I go through life on this journey of ups, downs, valleys and mountain peaks, I discovered a few things. One of those things is that when you do something on a regular basis, it... — Updated 8/5/2022

The Good Report

If you could use a little good news today, here are a few stories to cheer you up. We begin in Rio Linda, California, where last December a man dressed as Santa was in for a shock.... — Updated 8/5/2022


There was a man named "Regret." His mother died giving him birth and the only word she said when he was born was "Regret." His father blamed the boy for causing his wife's death... — Updated 8/5/2022

Broken Strings

Just before we left on a tour to Alaska, I bought some cheap bass guitar strings. Figuring that they'd do for the trip, I saved a few bucks and wound them on to my Fender... — Updated 8/5/2022

From Darkness to Light

As darkness retreats at sunrise, there is no place quite like the mountains to enjoy the first rays of morning light. Shimmering rays dance across the lake, inviting wildlife to... — Updated 8/5/2022

Sweeter than Cake: Grace

I was picking up a birthday cake for the drop-in center where I work. As I walked out of the grocery store, I realized that the plastic cover on the cake wasn't as firm as I had... — Updated 8/5/2022

First Native American chosen as Miss Minnesota

WINONA, Minn.-In June 24-year-old, Rachel Evangelisto became the first woman to be crowned Miss Minnesota at the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Org. Pageant and will move on to... — Updated 8/5/2022

Chickasaw student lauded by ESPN

ADA, Okla.-The Chickasaw Nation proudly announces that Chickasaw citizen Sania Richardson of Ada High School has made the top 25 on ESPN's 2025 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings. As a... — Updated 8/5/2022

The Council Speaks

Q: After reading The Grieving Indian, I saw a prayer at the back of the book: "Dear Jesus, I realize I am a sinner. I long for peace in my heart. I believe you are the Holy Son of... — Updated 8/5/2022

Letters from Our Readers

I'm a Native from the Navaho Tribe. I have been incarcerated since 1999. When I came to prison, I was a religious person who only believed in God when I was in trouble. I was a... — Updated 8/5/2022

Director's Corner

If you were to look up the definition of joy, the Oxford dictionary says that joy is "a feeling of great pleasure and happiness." In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, joy (when used... — Updated 8/5/2022

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