Senate passes bills supporting Native American interests

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Recently, the U.S. Senate passed several bills that support Native American interests. One of these was passage of S. 2515, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals... — Updated 11/23/2018

Tribe reacquires 240 acres of 1796 treaty land

AKWESASNE, New York, Ontario, Quebec-The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has reacquired 240 acres that were set aside for the Akwesasne Mohawk community by a 1796 federal treaty with the... — Updated 11/23/2018

Osage Nation receives grant to help domestic violence victims

PAWHUSKA, Okla.-The Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention Department (ONFVPD) has been awarded the Coordinated Tribal Assistance grant from the Department of Justice for Violence... — Updated 11/23/2018

Canada's laws must respect First Nations' rights says AFN chief

OTTAWA, Ont.-In mid-October, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled concerning the Mikisew Cree First Nation, stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First... — Updated 11/24/2018

First Native American women elected to Congress

Kansas City, Mo.-In the November 6 USA mid-term elections, the first Native American women were elected to Congress. Deb Haaland was voted to replace Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan... — Updated 11/24/2018

"The Council Speaks" returns to Indian Life

WINNIPEG-The directors and editorial team at Indian Life Ministries are pleased to announce the impending return of the popular column, "The Council Speaks," beginning with the... — Updated 11/23/2018

Helpline designed to support Native victims

AUSTIN, Texas-The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) has announced that 1,000 callers have now reached out to the helpline for safe, confidential support and resources... — Updated 11/24/2018

New grant to help communities fight opioid crisis in culturally relevant ways

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, B.C.-The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has been awarded $2.5 million over five years, its largest research grant to date, from the Canadian... — Updated 11/23/2018

First Nations Kitchen serves ancestral foods to the Native American community

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-Don't call First Nations Kitchen a soup line. Yes, it serves dinners to those who can't afford them, but that's where the similarity to traditional community... — Updated 11/24/2018

Major expansion of Tribal access to national crime information database announced

WASHINGTON, D. C.-The Department of Interior and the Department of Justice have announced a dramatic expansion of the Justice Department's Tribal Access Program (TAP) for the... — Updated 11/24/2018

When Cheyennes Helped Me

Wayne Leman, an Alaska Native, worked with the Cheyenne for many years. In his darkest hour, it was the Cheyenne who came to rescue him. "They were the ones with whom I felt safe.... — Updated 11/24/2018

Thank You, Father

It's so heavy. The loneliness one experiences in Ad Seg (the hole) presses its weight upon every person in here, causing a roller coaster of emotions. But God is faithful to those... — Updated 11/24/2018

Junior Miss Cherokee presents at National Tribal Health conference

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Junior Miss Cherokee Kaitlyn Pinkerton recently presented at the 35th annual National Indian Health Board's Tribal Health Conference in September, where she shared... — Updated 11/24/2018

Northwest Indian College awarded $3.5m grant from the national science foundation

BELLINGHAM, Wash.-Northwest Indian College's (NWIC) Salish Sea Research Center (SSRC) on the Lummi campus was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to... — Updated 11/24/2018

Students participate in Orange Shirt Day

PORT ALBERNI, B.C.-Students across Canada took time in late September to learn about residential schools. In Port Alberni, B.C., on September 28, NEW (Nuu-chah-nulth Education... — Updated 11/24/2018

Sweet Country

Sweet Country is a ponderous, brutal, and powerful movie about life in the Australian Outback in the 1920s. It is a very fine piece of filmmaking that I recommend with caution:... — Updated 11/24/2018

Native Cooking

Dear Friends Nidobak, Seasons are changing again, they keep doing that! I have to say that fall is my favorite. Spring gives us the pink, yellow, white and purple lovely flowers,... — Updated 11/24/2018

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