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 By Jake Goodrick    Features

Played among livestock, medicinal plants, 'rez golf' builds community among Navajo

LOW MOUNTAIN, Ariz.-On a late-September morning deep within the Navajo Nation, Larron Badoni practiced his golf swing.  Sun blanketed the plateaus and mesas surrounding the... — Updated 2/1/2019


MFA Boston receives gift of Native American art from estate of David Rockefeller

BOSTON, Mass-The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced the gift of the estate of David Rockefeller from the Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller-an acquisition... — Updated 11/24/2018

 By Carrie Daws    Features

The Amazing Thing about Ordinary

Most people older than ten have faced some sort of tragedy. Some of us experienced horror younger than that. A car accident or house fire The death of a loved one Parental divorce... — Updated 7/15/2017

 By K.B. Schaller    Features

Joy (Foster) Harjo (b. 1951)

"Joy Harjo...transforms personal and collective bitterness to beauty, fragmentation to wholeness, and trauma to healing." -Alicia Ostiker, Chancellor, Academy of American Poets Mult... — Updated 7/15/2017


Fear Nothing

You who sit down in the Creator's presence, spend the night in Shaddai's shadow, Say this: "Creator God, You're my refuge. I trust in You and I'm safe!" That's right-He rescues you... — Updated 7/15/2017


I loved a girl

Here begins the private correspondence between two young people and their pastor, which make up a bestselling book translated into 70 languages. Here are the first three letters...... — Updated 7/15/2017


Special guests pay Indian Life a visit

Recently, World Team's Marco Schuurman, and Ipomadi, the "Grandman" of the Wayana Tribe visited our Indian Life office in Winnipeg. Marco shared about the work in Suriname and Frenc... — Updated 7/15/2017


Positive proof of love and appreciation

ALBUQUERQUE, NM-The date was April 29, 2017; the venue was the Pueblo Indian Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. The event? The Retirement/Farewell Party for Rev. Dr. Julian and... — Updated 7/15/2017


Beadwork: An Indigenous art form

North American Native Beadwork is an art form which evolved to mostly use glass beads imported from Europe and recently Asia. Glass beads have been in use for almost 500 years in... — Updated 5/12/2017


Ideas for a fun-filled, inspiring summer

Summer is fast approaching and with it come fun activities and events as well as opportunities for service. There are Native day camps, week-long camps, jamborees, powwows, etc.... — Updated 5/12/2017

 By K.B. Schaller    Features

Multi-award-winning gospel singer

"My burden and goal is to reach the people in your community who are lost to addiction or abuse."-Yvonne Saint Germaine By her own account, prior to July 26, 2006, seven-time... — Updated 3/13/2017


Creator's Thunder and Dance

Creator thunders across the waters, Brilliant, His voice and His face, streaming brightness- God, across the flood waters. Creator God's thunder tympanic, God's thunder symphonic.... — Updated 3/13/2017


Warm temps don't dampen Festival spirits

Even above freezing temperatures for the opening weekend couldn't keep enthusiastic attendees away from the 2017 Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada's largest winter festival.... — Updated 3/13/2017



Adapted by Jim Uttley from NIGHTLARK RUNNER by Keith Wilkerson. Illustrated by Bruce Bezaire This is the fifth and final installment in this graphic novel. If you would like this... — Updated 1/9/2017



Adapted by Jim Uttley from NIGHTLARK RUNNER by Keith Wilkerson. Illustrated by Bruce Bezaire.... — Updated 1/9/2017


Keeping our history on the leaves of memory

Adapted from BIRD WITH BROKEN WING Indian Life Books "The shared past is a complicated place," someone wisely observed, "we need to listen to many voices." The history of North... — Updated 1/9/2017



Adapted by Jim Uttley from NIGHTLARK RUNNER by Keith Wilkerson.... — Updated 11/14/2016

 By Adam Miller    Features

Healing Quiet

photography by David Uttley Even in summer, Togiak, Alaska, is effortlessly quiet, mostly empty of human voices. The stillness is punctuated occasionally by the rattle of... — Updated 11/14/2016

 By Kim Stewart    Features

Reason for Hope

If you are a survivor of child abuse, don’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed with the enormity of it. Take comfort. There is hope and I encourage you to ask for help for yourself! If you do not take care of your anxiety, fear... — Updated 11/14/2016


Turning shame into something useful

Editor's Note: People who have suffered the trauma of childhood sexual abuse very often feel shame throughout their lives. Author Dietrich Desmarais writes about shame and how a... — Updated 11/14/2016


Spotlight's editor explains his newspaper's persistence in uncovering abuse

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Two prominent veteran journalists headlined the Native American Journalists Association annual convention in New Orleans. Charlie Rose, co-host of “CBS This Morning” and PBS’s “Charlie Rose” and Marty Ba... — Updated 11/14/2016


All God's Children

It is hard to know what to tell other people about my life. I have pictures in my head about my young life-my mother pushing me along in a stroller or shopping cart as we search... — Updated 11/14/2016

 By Anonymous    Features

Witness to the truth

I was born on a reservation in Arizona and I'm now in my mid-fifties. I'm pretty much a loner and stick to myself and that's the way I've been for most of my life. One day while wal... — Updated 11/14/2016


Defeating Loneliness

These two individuals point out that loneliness is a painful issue and one faced by many people today. Loneliness strikes the young and the old; males and females; the employed and... — Updated 9/9/2016


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