Articles written by Jim Uttley

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 By Jim Uttley    News

Indian Life Ministries' founding director passes

On a January day in 1988, I received a call from a George McPeek in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He called inviting me to come check out Intertribal Christian Communications, of whic... — Updated 8/20/2019

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

How I Forgave My Abuser

Since last fall, North America has been shocked by revelations of sexual sins of Hollywood bosses, comedians, and politicians. Recently, almost every day, women and a few men have come forward to accuse the rich, famous and... — Updated 1/4/2018

 By Jim Uttley Jr    News

INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE pushes boundaries at the WAG

A very unusual art exhibition on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, "Insurgence/Resurgence" brings together the unique talents of 29 Indigenous artists whose work ranges from... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Jim Uttley    News

Winnipeg has largest Indigenous population in Canada

WINNIPEG, Man.-What Canadian city has the largest Indigenous population? According to a recent report from Statistics Canada, Winnipeg has the largest number with 92,810 people who... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

INDIAN LIFE receives top honors

INDIAN LIFE was awarded First Place in the category of Excellence for National Newspapers at the Canadian Church Press Conference in Quebec City, June 22. We also placed third in... — Updated 7/15/2017

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Not before our time

Crazy things are happening in our world these days. Strange attacks on populations in the United Kingdom and closer to home in Flint, Michigan. To say nothing of the attacks that happen almost every waking hour in homes and... — Updated 7/15/2017

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

It's about identity

Our world is a mess. Nations are warring against nations, our leaders don’t seem to know which direction to go, some of our communities are ransacked by violence and terrorist acts, families are broken, and people are searching, l... — Updated 5/12/2017

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Welcoming angels unawares

I wish I could have been there when the first ship rolled in Too bad we had to wait so long for knowledge we needed when they decided to take their newly discovered land, no matter... — Updated 3/13/2017


Trusting Jesus as a Lakota woman

Finding Jesus. I am Lakota Sioux from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Both my parents were Lakota Sioux. When I was quite young, my father had to move away to find work... — Updated 3/13/2017

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

2017-An opportunity for recovery and hope

10 began like the last day of 2016. The sun rose and life seemed to go on pretty much as before. While we're accustomed to dire predictions for the future at the end of each... — Updated 1/9/2017

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

The U.S. Election is over... It's time to turn the page...

After almost two years of non-stop political talk and TV, radio and newspaper advertising filling the media, it is finally over. The voters have spoken and the American people have a new president and vice president-elect. And... — Updated 11/14/2016


Taking a Stand

In last year's political landslide in Canada's federal politics, a young Indigenous man was elected to represent the riding of Winnipeg Centre in the House of Commons defeating a... — Updated 9/10/2016

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Race and Reconciliation-A New Chapter

Evangelicals or those we like to refer to as “followers of Jesus” are sensitive to what we call “God moments”—when circumstances fall together in a way that suggests God is at work in our lives in a fresh way. These believers... — Updated 9/9/2016

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Looking beyond Orlando

We were shocked to wake up that Sunday morning in June to hear of the horrific shootings in Orlando that killed 49 people. Our expressions of sympathy go to the families and friends of all those gunned down in another senseless... — Updated 7/19/2016

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Does anyone really care?

Life has dealt a series of crises in North America, if not the world. In recent days Canadians attention has been fixed on the states of emergencies declared in Pimicikamak Cree... — Updated 5/14/2016



Tonto finds the near dead Ranger and with Good Samaritan care nursed him back to health. This is one of the gifts God has bestowed on Chief Silverheels-to reach, to touch, to... — Updated 3/23/2016

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Who's telling the truth?

Have you been watching the political ads or the debates on TV or following election results recently? Better yet, have you been voting? In the United States, the battles have gone... — Updated 3/23/2016

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Creator's Fire

The fact that you are alive and reading this at this moment is proof that Creator has a plan and purpose for your life. God put you on a path. Perhaps you aren’t walking on that path and maybe you don’t even know what that path is.... — Updated 1/16/2016

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

The earthquake that shook Canada

The political ground shook in Canada on October 19, 2015, when the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper was resoundingly defeated by the Liberal Party. It was kind of a David and Goliath story of biblical proportions.... — Updated 11/14/2015

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Healing the Land through mutual affection and trust

North America's Indigenous Peoples know that The Land is very important. In fact, in most First Nations societies, land is sacred. There is little doubt that our land is being... — Updated 9/10/2015

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Why we can't just "get over it"

June 2015 will go down in history as being a very historic month on both sides of the 49th parallel (US/Canada border). At the beginning of the month, Canadians across the country... — Updated 8/1/2015


"Is that You, God?"

I am from a small town in South Dakota called Eagle Butte. I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Our tribe is back to back with the Standing Rock Indian. Reservation. So... — Updated 8/1/2015

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

In honor, preferring one another-at the speed of light

In case you haven't noticed, our world is getting a lot more critical and mean. By critical, we're not referring to important as in "critically important." No, we're referring to... — Updated 5/11/2015


Pensmoke-The Outcast

My name is Michael Thomas but I also go by Pensmoke, the name I record my music under. I'm a rapper. I was born in the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. I am of Gaduwa... — Updated 5/11/2015

 By Jim Uttley    Viewpoint

Those who think they are without evil

For the last couple of years, there’s been a sense that a raging evil force is at work in the world and it’s on a rampage. With the rise of ISIS or ISIL, terrorists have become more daring in how far they are willing to go to def... — Updated 3/21/2015


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