Alaska celebrates Native affirmation on currency and heritage month

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-On October 7, the Indigenous Alaskans were honored in two ways. First, Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 126 into law, declaring November as Alaska Native... — Updated 11/7/2019

Tribes will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Twenty-six tribes will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130... — Updated 11/3/2019

Tribal health insurance coverage rose, but still trailed U.S. average

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The number of people who showed up at Indian Health Service facilities with health insurance rose from 64% of patients in 2013 to 78% in 2018, according to a new... — Updated 11/3/2019

Road excavation halts for tribal remains

LOS ANGELES, Calif.-In early October, the Orange County Transit Authority halted a road-widening project on the I-405 Freeway when construction workers discovered human remains,... — Updated 11/3/2019

Cherokee Nation Announces Largest Language Initiative in Tribe's history

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. recently announced a $16 million investment in Cherokee language preservation-the largest language investment in... — Updated 11/3/2019

Government of Canada agrees to provide funding for Inuit of Nunavik

KUUJJUAQ, Quebec-In Setpember, a 10-year funding contribution agreement was signed between Indigenous Services Canada and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services... — Updated 11/3/2019

Indigenous groups vie to purchase Trans Mountain Pipeline

EDMONTON, Alberta-In 2018, the Canadian federal government bought the Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan. And now several First Nations groups want to buy... — Updated 11/3/2019

Ground broken for the Native American Veterans Memorial on National Mall

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Recently, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, which sits on the National Mall in Washington, broke ground for construction of the Native... — Updated 11/3/2019

Largest tribal outpatient health facility in U.S. opening first phase to patients

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation's new four-story, 469,000 square foot outpatient health center opened its optometry, audiology, physical rehabilitation, behavioral health,... — Updated 11/3/2019

Preserving Indigenous Language in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, B.C.-The Government of Canada and Nisga'a Lisims Government are pleased to announce an agreement to support the Nisga'a Nation's efforts to revitalize its language. The... — Updated 11/3/2019

Not Like the Others

The doctor who came from the valley into our log cabin in the hills looked at me, threw up his hands, and whispered to my father, 'You send him away. He doesn't belong in the... — Updated 11/3/2019

Outstanding Native Women

* Five-time US National Ice Dance Champion * Two-time Four Continents champion * Olympian When Karuk tribal member Naomi Lang, at age six, first performed as a bonbon in The... — Updated 11/4/2019

Laugh Again

Insults. There are some funny ones out there. In one of the most famous, a very angry Lady Astor said to Sir Winston Churchill: "If you were my husband, I'd put poison in your... — Updated 11/4/2019

Created in His Image

God had a wonderful plan when He created humanity. "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27). God gave... — Updated 11/4/2019

The Zoo Cage Prophet

The Battle By Adrian Torres The shadowy figure stood there, its back to me. I pretended like I was sleeping, as I thought of a plan to trap it. This time it would not escape! Ad... — Updated 11/4/2019

Crying Wind

By Crying Wind Gah was born in the spring, and being a rabbit, he had dozens of brothers and sisters. He spent the warm days hopping around, eating tender green clover that grew... — Updated 11/4/2019

Bad exchange/Good exchange

As a Canadian, I like to take trips across the border into the United States. A change in scenery or climate and the variety in shopping is always refreshing. The only draw back is... — Updated 11/4/2019

Healing the Heart through Movement

As I have experienced life for 50 years now, I have seen many forms of exercise. As I have struggled with my own weight and talked to people in the health field, I have come to... — Updated 11/4/2019

Real Life Relationships

"I'll never forget the first night my boyfriend hit me," Charlotte recalls thoughtfully, tracing a heart pattern on her frosty Coke glass. "I don't know why I was surprised; he'd... — Updated 11/4/2019

Your Health

Before she was even a teen, Chelsea had a cell phone. She also soon had her own room complete with a smart TV and her choice of streaming services. By the time she was a young... — Updated 11/4/2019

Letters from Our Readers

I have corresponded with Indian Life Ministries for about 10 years (mostly with R.) and your newspaper, books, flyers, and every correspondence have been nothing short of a joy and... — Updated 11/3/2019

Lakota youth enjoy art internship program

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking... — Updated 11/3/2019

Teen explores culture through internships

Hayzil Yellow Fox was just a small child when she first began coming to Cheyenne River Youth Project's (CRYP) youth center. Back then, as for many children, it was all about the... — Updated 11/3/2019

Salish Kootenai College to educate students on historic preservation

PABLO, Mont.-Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani entered into an agreement with Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, Montana, and the ACHP... — Updated 11/3/2019

Homeless Youth Program Changes Lives

PORTLAND, Ore.—The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Multnomah County, Oregon, works with over 100 youth, ages 16 to 24, experiencing homelessness and housing instability. The program follows a housing-first,... — Updated 11/3/2019

"Birds of Passage" Flies Askance

Most gangster movies, though they involve people doing terrible things like selling drugs and murdering competitors, are built on a Judeo-Christian ethic-for instance, the scene in... — Updated 11/3/2019

Native Cooking

Brown Wusswaquatomineug (Walnut) Bread Walnuts, both black walnuts and butternuts, were prized by the Narragansetts in the Northeast for their oils. While growing, the black walnut... — Updated 11/4/2019

The Council Speaks

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