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 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

The Choice is Ours

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Time is marching on. But with it, also comes increased violence and less compassion and care for one another. The past year 2014 was especially brutal and painful for m... — Updated 1/17/2015

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Celebrating Christmas with a foot in two worlds

Even before the first snow falls, Christmas begins to make its appearance in our shopping malls, on our streets, and even in our homes. For those who live in cities and towns where winter weather is present for five months or... — Updated 12/2/2014

 By Jim Uttley    News

Winnipeg elects Métis mayor

WINNIPEG, MB-Métis lawyer Brian Bowman was sworn in as Winnipeg's new mayor on November 4, 2014. The former privacy lawyer's first speech as mayor was an emotional one. According... — Updated 12/2/2014

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Reflecting on the past, looking forward to the future

Thirty-five years—about half a person’s life. It’s hard to believe how time seems to slip by and all we have experienced in that amount of time. With this issue, Indian Life Ministries is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this... — Updated 10/12/2014

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

From the beginning of Creation

Everything in our world is changing, including the most popular month for weddings. For centuries, June was considered the “wedding month” because June is named after the Roman goddess Juno and getting married in June meant spe... — Updated 7/23/2014

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Healing takes time

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) established by the Canadian government has completed its mandate with the last of seven national gatherings in Edmonton, Alberta. Now the commission has the task of organizing over... — Updated 5/25/2014

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

It's been a long, lonely winter, but... spring is on the way

Most everyone who lives within winter's grasp will agree. This has been a long, cold winter. For those who live where snow lies on the ground for more than four months, it's been a lonely winter. In the upper Midwest and north of... — Updated 3/15/2014

 By Jim Uttley    Life Story

Falling into Place

"The woman in front of me was in no shape to be on television. Her face was lifeless-her eyes red, swollen, vacant. She met my gaze as if begging to be told what to do, but I had... — Updated 1/18/2014

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Gifts that Transform

Each year at this time, we hear messages about hope, love, and peace. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, there are faint signs of brotherhood and “peace on earth.” This year, if there’s anything that’s pretty ob... — Updated 11/23/2013

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Listen, watch, learn...then talk (maybe)

Summer time is a time for adventure. Vacations, trips, visiting family, and reading. Some of our best times of reading are when we are on holidays. I discovered this to be true when my family and I spent a few days in the Cypress H... — Updated 9/28/2013

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Walking the Talk

If you are a follower of Jesus and have been following recent news and trends in North America, you have probably found a number of issues and events that have caused concern. Here... — Updated 7/27/2013


God Answered My Prayer and Set Me Free

On the peninsula jutting out into Lake Winnipeg, near the end of Manitoba Highway 59, is where I call home. I was born in Victoria Beach, and called Traverse Bay, Manitoba my childhood home. My mom was treaty but my dad wasn’t so w... — Updated 7/27/2013

 By Jim Uttley    News

MWK to "Dance on Injustice"

SIOUX FALLS, SD—For 13 years, Mission Wounded Knee (MWK) has made trips to South Dakota and this year is no exception. This year’s theme “War Dance—Dancing on Injustice” is a good... — Updated 7/27/2013

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Bombings, assaults and miraculous saving

It seems like North America has been on a roller coaster of emotions. The past six weeks have been incredible. During April and part of May there have been some profoundly traumatic events that have happened, particularly in the... — Updated 5/25/2013

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

We'll see you again, my friend

At one or more times in our lives, we will all receive news that we did not expect nor want. But nonetheless we must accept, like it or not. Such a time occurred when I received a... — Updated 3/17/2013

 By Jim Uttley    News

A Mighty Warrior goes home

VANCOUVER, WA—Dr. Richard Leo Twiss, Lakota, co-founder and President of Wiconi International (, succumbed to a major heart attack while in Washington, D.C., to a... — Updated 3/17/2013

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

We Apologize

Due to an error in our mailing process, all the copies of our November-December 2012 issue addressed to Canadian subscribers sat in Canada Post’s processing plant for almost a month. We were unaware of this until we began g... — Updated 1/19/2013

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

The day everything will be made new

Ever thought of what it would have been like to wake up on January 1, 2013 (or any year) and find that everything was different? Not only was it a new year but everything was brand new. Watching the thousands gather on December 31... — Updated 1/19/2013

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Creator’s Gift to You

The holidays that make this time of year so special are fast approaching. Our friend, Lipan Apache Hoop dancer and pastor Robert Soto, has made a tradition of counting down the days to Christmas throughout the year, starting the... — Updated 12/20/2012

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

America at the crossroads: Stand for life, righteousness, and mercy

We are at a crossroads! It is crisis time in America. In less than two months, Americans will be going to the polls to vote for the next President of the United States. They will also be choosing members of Congress, state... — Updated 9/23/2012

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Trusting through fiery trials

Do you really trust God? How so? Can you tell someone what it means to trust Creator? Watching the fires ravage the hills surrounding Colorado Springs (a place I stood just a seven weeks prior), I wonder how many of these individua... — Updated 9/17/2012


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