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Native American family honored for 100 years of ministry

Lumberton, N.C.-In June, the Native American Fellowship of the Assemblies of God recognized the Klaudt Indian Family for 100 years of ministry. The event happened at the Native... — Updated 9/2/2021


Tribes participate in NASA program for students

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Middle school students from three tribes in Oklahoma have been chosen to work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a program called the... — Updated 9/2/2021


Training to Change the World

One of our goals at Indian Life Ministries is to make you aware of ministries and organizations through which Indigenous Christians are reaching others. This issue, we're pleased to... — Updated 9/2/2021


Wisconsin Indigenous Riders Roll Through Northwoods for the 1st Annual MMIW/MMIP Awareness Ride

LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wisc.-Bruce LaMere, a Ho-Chunk tribal member who lives in Tomahawk, has spent many years participating in motorcycle rides with a purpose, and also happens to be a... — Updated 9/2/2021


Yakama Nation wins victory in treaty lands case

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In late June, the federal appeals court confirmed that the Yakama Nation has been right all along about its treaty lands in Washington state. In a unanimous... — Updated 9/2/2021


Trudeau returns child welfare responsibilities to Cowessess First Nation

COWESSESS, Sask.-In early July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed a landmark agreement to return child welfare responsibilities to Cowessess First Nation, which he says is... — Updated 9/2/2021


First female AFN national chief

OTTAWA-RoseAnne Archibald has been chosen as the new national chief for the Assembly of First Nations. She is the first women and the first person from Ontario to hold the post.... — Updated 9/2/2021


Pope to meet with Canadian residential school survivors

OTTAWA-When Pope Francis first learned of the graves found at the sites of Canadian residential schools, he expressed sympathy and sorrow, but offered no plans to go further.... — Updated 9/2/2021


National Bison Range lands transferred for tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In an important move to restore Tribal homelands, the Department of the Interior announced in late June the transfer of all lands comprising the National Bison... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Brooke Newman    News 

Supreme Court rules in favor of tribal police

WASHINGTON-Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Natives traveling through reservation land if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or... — Updated 9/2/2021


Inuk leader named as first Indigenous Governor General

OTTAWA-Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general. She is the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role. Prime Minister... — Updated 9/2/2021


An international blessing: American Blackfeet Tribe gives vaccinations to Canadians

Browning, Mont.-May 18, 2021 was a great day for hundreds of Alberta citizens as they crossed the border for a free COVID-19 vaccination. The mobile clinic was set up on the U.S. si... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Joseph Perez    News

One generation away: Diné College fights to keep Navajo culture alive during pandemic

Diné College wasn't Harley Interpreter's first choice for higher education. During summers in high school, at the urging of her elders, she would travel off the Navajo Nation... — Updated 6/7/2021


American Indian embraces culture to lead people to Jesus

DODSON, Mont.—People don't grow into mature Christians until they serve others. So says American Indian pastor and ministry leader Bruce Plummer, of Sioux, Assiniboine, and Cree... — Updated 6/7/2021


Report on Indigenous women entrepreneurship in Canada

OTTAWA, Ont.-Recently the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) released a report Breaking Barriers: A Decade of... — Updated 6/7/2021


Chickasaw family's rural life, traditions translate into successful YouTube presence

SULPHUR, Okla.-A Chickasaw family's project to share day-to-day rural life is inspiring people across the globe to strengthen family ties. The project has also blossomed into a... — Updated 6/7/2021


First Nations receives help with housing

OTTAWA, Ont.-Help is on the way for those who are homeless in one of the Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. The federal government is sponsoring a 24-unit project in the Sipekne'ka... — Updated 6/7/2021


Memorandum signed to improve education for First Nations students

Treaty #3 Territory, Ont.-Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario successfully negotiated a tripartite education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will foster mutual un... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Claire Spinner    News

Group steps up to get supplies to Navajo veterans during pandemic

PHOENIX-It started with chain saws and a will to serve. When COVID-19 first struck the United States, the Navajo Nation was hit hard. Within months, infection rates across the... — Updated 6/7/2021


New study shows Indigenous surgical candidates at great risk

Ottawa, Ont.-If you're an Indigenous person in Canada, you may be 30 percent more likely to die after surgery than a non-Indigenous person. That's one of the findings of a new... — Updated 6/7/2021


Youth council formed in Arctic Region

IQALUIT, Nunavut-To better understand the needs and priorities of Northernors in the Arctic Regions of Canada, the Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are... — Updated 6/7/2021


New study shows stroke risk highest among Native Americans

DALLAS-Researchers already knew that American Indians had the highest risk of atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat ("arrhythmia") that can increase the risk of... — Updated 3/27/2021


Metis Nation of Alberta begins province-wide consultation on self-government Constitution

EDMONTON-The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is consulting with its citizens on a draft Constitution that will modernize its approach to self-government. Following the signing of... — Updated 3/27/2021


Quebec promises $19.2M to help Indigenous communities access justice system

Quebec City-First Nations citizens in Quebec received a boost recently when the Quebec government announced plans to spend $19.2 million to give Indigenous communities better... — Updated 3/27/2021

 By Joseph Perez    News

Pause on leasing public land for oil and gas extraction draws mixed reaction

PHOENIX-Land, and specifically what to do with land, has been among the most divisive topics in U.S. history since the arrival of European settlers. More than 500 years later, littl... — Updated 3/27/2021


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