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Chickasaw Nation expands criminal justice capabilities

Chickasaw Nation-On July 9, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held in McGirt v. Oklahoma that the Muscogee reservation remains part of Indian Country for purposes of criminal... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
 By Mikaela DeLeon    News 

Expanded Buy Indian Act expected to provide economic boost to tribal enterprises

WASHINGTON-Native American Tribes are hopeful an update to a century-old law will spur tribal economies and create a uniform approach to contracting procedures involving the Bureau... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 
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Second Annual Trail of Tears Virtual Challenge

Durant, Okla.-The Second Annual Trail of Tears Virtual Journey kicks off March 21, 2022. This year, the route will take the participants over 512 miles from Mississippi to... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
 By Camila Pedrosa    News 

Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Tribal advocates told a Senate panel in January that the federal government's effort to fund expanded broadband infrastructure in Indian Country overlooked a... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 
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B.C. promises broadband to all

Victoria, B.C.-A new statement from the government of British Columbia announces that by 2027, all of the province will have access to broadband. The federal and British Columbia... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 
 By Jenna Sauter    News 

Teletherapy expanded during the pandemic, but is it effective for behavioral health?

PHOENIX-Telehealth has been a widely used resource during the pandemic, but as providers and policymakers consider its future, some continue to weigh the pros and cons of treating... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
 By Todd Wawryzniak    News 

Indian Life Ministries is excited to announce that in the upcoming few months, we get to be a part of two events!

Indian Life Ministries is excited to announce that in the upcoming few months, we get to be a part of two events! Native Youth Conference Over the May long-weekend (May 19–22),... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 
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What's Up with ILM?

Over 40 years ago, a dream came to fruition. George McPeek, Ray Gowan and Chuck Olson came together with the sole purpose of restoring hope, healing and honor within the indigenous... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
 By Emma VandenEinde    News 

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project projected to serve thousands of people

Phoenix, Ariz.-Arizonans are facing water shortages as the Colorado River declines, but Teddy Lopez and many other residents of the Navajo Nation have lived without easy access to... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
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Health professionals highlight alcohol, cancer connection

Victoria, B.C.-Health professionals in Canada are joining forces to help people realize that alcohol is one of top causes of preventable cancer. They say that few Canadians know... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 
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Graduates required to know Indigenous perspectives, histories, cultures

Victoria, B.C.-The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), is implementing a new graduation requirement for students in... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
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Indigenous groups want to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, despite escalating costs

EDMONTON, Alb.—Even though prices are skyrocketing on the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Indigenous groups are still lining up, hoping to purchase... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 

New law excuses Native American students for cultural ceremonies

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-A new California education law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will allow Native American students to be excused from school so they can participate in cultural... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Infrastructure bill invests in Native needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently passed by Congress will deliver $550 billion in new federal investments across the country in... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Teepees lit to represent 12 tribes

GREAT FALLS, Mont.-In Great Falls, Montana, the public school administrators have set up 12 teepees to represent the 12 tribes of Montana. The structures will remain in place, overlooking the city, thoughout the month of November.... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Keegan Williams    News

God and sweet tea

NORMAN, Okla.-Resilient. That's the word used to describe Kim Holmes by the people who know her best. Holmes, a property manager for the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, has lost 20 blood relatives and many more friends... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Gianluca DElia    News

How one warrior mobilized to deliver water to the Navajo Nation

PHOENIX-Not long after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in 2020, Zoel Zohnnie was laid off from his pipe welding job. But the Tuba City, Arizona native knew other members of the Nav... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Government recognizes tribes in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn.-During Native American Heritage Month, the government in Minnesota has acknowledged the 12 tribes of the state in a new way. In Northeastern Minnesota, state... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Sasha Lavoie    News

Trauma can be passed down through generations

CALGARY, Alb.-Traumas experienced by Indigenous Peoples due to residential schools and colonization can be passed down through generations, even among those now living in a... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

On the Road

At Indian Life Ministries, we wholly believe in the power of relationship. This is why, now that travel restrictions have opened up, Indian Life has been travelling! We are getting around to meet people and connect, let people know... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Fires break records, displace First Nations

TORONTO, Ont.-In the summer of 2021, Ontario forest fires burned a record area of land. Nearly 800,000 hectacres of land burned in northwestern Ontario, which surpassed the record... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Steve Rees    News

Christian Native Americans seek formal U.S. apology, reconciliation

Washington, D.C.-Christian Native Americans are leading an effort of reconciliation and forgiveness over the U.S. Government's 230-year treatment of native peoples. "The Apology,"... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

ILM Hosts Reconciliation Conference

WINNIPEG, Man.-Indian Life Ministries is holding their first "Let's Talk About Reconciliation" conference. "At Indian Life Ministries, we want to take reconciliation from a big... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Canadian government boosts language programs

BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C.—The Department of Canadian Heritage has recently invested $6.86 million in First Nations language programs through the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC). That brings the total investment from the... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Canadians recognize first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

OTTAWA—On September 30, 2021 Canadians recognized the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honors the lost children and survivors of residential schools,... — Updated 10/1/2021

 

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