American Indian embraces culture to lead people to Jesus

DODSON, Mont.—People don't grow into mature Christians until they serve others. So says American Indian pastor and ministry leader Bruce Plummer, of Sioux, Assiniboine, and Cree... — Updated 6/7/2021

First Nations receives help with housing

OTTAWA, Ont.-Help is on the way for those who are homeless in one of the Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. The federal government is sponsoring a 24-unit project in the... — Updated 6/7/2021

Memorandum signed to improve education for First Nations students

Treaty #3 Territory, Ont.-Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario successfully negotiated a tripartite education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will foster mutual... — Updated 6/7/2021

Youth council formed in Arctic Region

IQALUIT, Nunavut-To better understand the needs and priorities of Northernors in the Arctic Regions of Canada, the Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are... — Updated 6/7/2021

New study shows Indigenous surgical candidates at great risk

Ottawa, Ont.-If you're an Indigenous person in Canada, you may be 30 percent more likely to die after surgery than a non-Indigenous person. That's one of the findings of a new... — Updated 6/7/2021

An international blessing: American Blackfeet Tribe gives vaccinations to Canadians

Browning, Mont.-May 18, 2021 was a great day for hundreds of Alberta citizens as they crossed the border for a free COVID-19 vaccination. The mobile clinic was set up on the U.S.... — Updated 6/7/2021

Chickasaw family's rural life, traditions translate into successful YouTube presence

SULPHUR, Okla.-A Chickasaw family's project to share day-to-day rural life is inspiring people across the globe to strengthen family ties. The project has also blossomed into a... — Updated 6/7/2021

One generation away: Diné College fights to keep Navajo culture alive during pandemic

Diné College wasn't Harley Interpreter's first choice for higher education. During summers in high school, at the urging of her elders, she would travel off the Navajo Nation... — Updated 6/7/2021

Report on Indigenous women entrepreneurship in Canada

OTTAWA, Ont.-Recently the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) released a report Breaking Barriers: A Decade of... — Updated 6/7/2021

Group steps up to get supplies to Navajo veterans during pandemic

PHOENIX-It started with chain saws and a will to serve. When COVID-19 first struck the United States, the Navajo Nation was hit hard. Within months, infection rates across the... — Updated 6/7/2021

Eternity in My Heart

At age four, I was taken from my home by the Children's Aid Society. They placed me in about seven different foster homes in the space of two years because I kept running away,... — Updated 6/16/2021

Mary Killman (b. 4.9.1991)

• Olympian, Synchronized Swimmer • Silver Medalist, Pan American Games • 2001 Synchro Athlete of the Year* Although born in Ada, Oklahoma and reared in Texas, swimming... — Updated 6/7/2021

The Wonder of You

Dear Friends, I have been writing for Indian Life for around 16 years, so I often feel like I am writing to friends, even though I have not met many of you. For the March/April... — Updated 6/7/2021

The Council Speaks

Q: What does Creator God say about the way I should treat my spouse? A: The wording of the question could tell us a lot. If a person refers to God as Creator only, without... — Updated 6/7/2021

Crying Wind

Silver Horns was a strong and mighty Elk. There was not another Elk in the high mountains that was even half his size. His antlers were huge. They were four feet high and had... — Updated 6/7/2021

Relationship Reflections

My wife Sheila and I were a mismatched couple when we first started going out together. She was shy, quiet and hardly spoke, while I was just the opposite. She did not drink or... — Updated 6/7/2021

The Tower Base

One of the things that we work with here in NEFC (Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada) is Radio Broadcasting. We operate Native gospel radio stations across Canada. It's... — Updated 6/7/2021

ILM Update

Over the last few months, we have been working hard on creating apparel for ILM. Because we are coming into the summer months, where warm weather abounds, we're excited to announce... — Updated 6/7/2021

The Zoo Cage Prophet

I don't like doing it, but I have to. In the end, the mess is more trouble than I like. But the fact remains that if I don't pretend to be a bird, I'll be way too stinky. On... — Updated 6/7/2021

All in the family

I asked my 4-year-old grandson for the highlight of his day. He said, "Growing tobacco." Where he heard this, I'll never know. Here are other unfiltered thoughts from children:... — Updated 6/7/2021

Where to Find Hope

Depression, anxiety and the Bible don't really seem to go together do they? I mean, the Bible is supposed to be a book of hope and depression/anxiety are very dark places, which we... — Updated 6/7/2021

Healing the Heart through Anxious Thoughts

When you go to West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, there are many attractions. When I was a teenager, I went on the roller coaster that goes upside down and twists, while rushing... — Updated 6/7/2021

Young Warriors

GLENDALE, ARIZ.-It might have been the optics, but whenever professional bull riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus entered the ring, the crowd seemed louder, more engaged. In... — Updated 6/7/2021

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