Chickasaw youth learn leadership skills

ADA, Okla.-The Chikasha Pehlichi Ikbi "Creating Chickasaw Leaders" Youth Leadership Program (CPI) recently attended the Close Up Foundation's annual American Indian Youth Summit in... — Updated 4/7/2020

Bill would guarantee tribal health authorities access to the strategic national stockpile

WASHINGTON-In mid-March, United States Senators Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) Vice Chairman Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled the Tribal... — Updated 4/7/2020

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES-In a city renowned for its green policies, Prius drivers and biodegradable straws, it was only a matter of time before officials would vote to move away from... — Updated 4/7/2020

Artist preserving southeastern Indian culture

ADA, Okla.-Chickasaw and Choctaw artist Sue Fish has honed her craft of basketmaking for nearly three decades and has displayed her art in galleries across the Chickasaw Nation.... — Updated 4/7/2020

First Nations to receive $305 million COVID-19 fund

Ottawa, Ont.-The Trudeau government has promised $305 million to help Indigenous communities deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the $305... — Updated 4/7/2020

Aboriginal artist nominated for CGMA

LANGLEY, B.C.-Aboriginal Award-winning Artist Treneta Bowden has received nominations for two categories with the 2020 Canadian Gospel Music Awards. Bowden's new song and album,... — Updated 4/7/2020

Canada must ensure First Nations' rights, title and jurisdiction are respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

OTTAWA, Ont.-Following the Federal Court of Appeal's decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says... — Updated 4/7/2020

Cherokee Nation contributes record $6M to 108 school districts

TULSA, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $6 million to 108 school districts during the tribe's annual Public School Appreciation Day Thursday. This year's... — Updated 4/7/2020

New Cayuga language class focuses on nature, culture

ITHACA, N.Y.-For the first time in Cornell University's 154-year history, students have been able to take a class to learn the language of the Cayuga Nation, whose traditional... — Updated 4/7/2020

The National Congress of American Indians calls for more attention to COVID-19 impacts in Indian Country

WASHINGTON-In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, tribal nations -comprised of some of the most vulnerable communities in the United States-have been left out... — Updated 4/7/2020

Fern Cloud, Pastor

"So many of our people were told they couldn't be Christian and Indian; they had to choose," Fern Cloud discloses. Similar beliefs by Euro-Americans in the past have prohibited... — Updated 4/7/2020

A Mohawk Peacemaker

I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world! John 16:33, NLV "Rycki!" I shouted to... — Updated 4/7/2020

The Change in Me

When I think about my childhood, I vividly remember having to compete against the "brown bottle." Both my Mom and Dad were drinkers. There was always a party going on somewhere. In... — Updated 4/7/2020

Editorial Viewpoint

I took the time the other day to count the doors at our place. It took me about 30 seconds to figure out that we have 12 of them. It was kind of a mundane exercise, but it got me... — Updated 4/7/2020

Letters from our readers

A Ring of Fire I have corresponded with Indian Life Ministries for about 10 years, and your newspaper, books, fliers and correspondence have been nothing short of a joy and... — Updated 4/7/2020

The Legend of the Rabbit and the Rattlesnake

Gah was a small rabbit-in fact, the smallest in his family of twelve. While the rest of the family hopped all over the forest, Gah stayed close to the huge oak tree where he was... — Updated 4/7/2020

A 20-20 Focus

I cannot believe it is a fourth of the way through 2020! To me, reaching 2020 is like hitting one of those life-changing numbers like 20, 40 or 70. Each one carries a different... — Updated 4/7/2020

Soothing Words for Seething Times

We live in troublesome times with pandemics, economic woes, healthcare crises and more, yet our Heavenly Father can always be trusted. Always. He knows the plans He has for us... — Updated 4/7/2020

The Zoo Cage Prophet

My eye was swollen shut. It was still early, but I couldn't sleep. I'd been tossing and turning for what felt like hours. I was lying on my left side when I became aware that my... — Updated 4/7/2020

Laugh Again

A little boy asked a friend, "How do you spell mousetrap? The friend said, "C-A-T." How is your spelling? Winnie the Pooh said, "My spelling is wobbly; it's good spelling but it... — Updated 4/7/2020

Resting Your Heart and Soul Through Being Like a Child

I recently took on a paper route in my neighborhood because I noticed that I was behind in my bills more than I thought. Sometimes taking on an extra job or a part time job can... — Updated 4/7/2020

Native American board game becomes national teaching tool

Alisha Merrill never imagined that her class project would become a nationwide teaching tool.  "I put together this board game, Journey Home, touching on the five major regions... — Updated 4/7/2020

Native Cooking

Maple sap is dripping from a tree as the days turn warm and the nights are still freezing. When collected, sap is boiled down into syrup and is bottled at various stages of... — Updated 4/7/2020

The Council Speaks

Question: How do I heal myself after losing my partner of 19 years? She was my life, my companion. How do I heal from my grieving? I spoke with one elder and she told me my love is... — Updated 4/7/2020

Real-Life Relationships

My husband poked his fork in the lone casserole gracing the table. "How about a few side items with dinner sometime?" His words seemed harmless. Combine a couple of words and a... — Updated 4/7/2020

Your Health

Best-selling author Mark Hyman, M.D., is a family physician who founded the Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. In an interview about his book, The Blood Sugar Solution,... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

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