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ILM Hosts Conference on Reconciliation

CHESTERMERE, Alb.—On December 16–18, Indian Life Ministries hosted the Gift of Reconciliation conference at Camp Chestermere, Alb. Featured speaker Mario Swampy talked about reconciliation being a gift from the Lord for all of... — Updated 1/27/2023


ILM Hosts Conference on Reconciliation

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-On December 16–18, Indian Life Ministries hosted the Gift of Reconciliation conference at Camp Chestermere, Alb. Featured speaker Mario Swampy talked about... — Updated 1/27/2023


Colorado implements new system to help find missing Indigenous people

DENVER, Colo.-On December 30, Colorado joined several states to start using a Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) system. Because of the large percentage of Native Americans who... — Updated 1/26/2023


Winnipeg works to keep houseless Indigenous warm, safe

WINNIPEG-The First Nations people of Winnipeg are involved in a couple of different offerings to help people stay warm in the cold winter air as temperatures often dip to –40 C.... — Updated 1/26/2023


Indian Life books featured in ministry outreach

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-"Candy only lasts for a day or so, but the books we include may stay in that home for years!" says Dwayne Dyck of Eagle's Nest Ministry Centre (ENMC). Each year... — Updated 1/26/2023


White House hosts Tribal Nations Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.-For the first time in a half-dozen years, leaders of federally recognized tribes from across the United States gathered in Washington for The White House Tribal... — Updated 1/26/2023


More residential school discoveries distress Canadian Tribes

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-Searches at two more residential school sites in Canada have revealed more disturbing findings regarding the burial of children. The Wauzhushk Onigum Nation has... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By David Burke    News

UMC elects denomination's first Native American bishop

HOUSTON-The Rev. David Wilson was elected as bishop in The United Methodist Church's South Central Jurisdictional Conference, becoming the denomination's first Native American bishop. Delegates elected Wilson, age 59, Nov. 2 at... — Updated 11/28/2022


Haskell Indian Nations University receives largest National Science Foundation award ever given to a tribal college or university

WASHINGTON-Haskell Indian Nations University, a Bureau of Indian Education-operated Tribal University in Lawrence, Kansas, is the recipient of a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation for an Indigenous science hub... — Updated 11/28/2022


Inuit population shifting

OTTAWA, Ont.-More Inuit live in southern Canada and more of these Inuit are living in urban centres, said a Statistics Canada survey on Indigenous population growth in Canada. In 2021, 15.3 per cent of Inuit lived in a large urban... — Updated 11/28/2022


Canada unveils stamps focusing on Indigenous creators and reconciliation

OTTAWA, Ont.-This fall, Canada Post unveiled four new stamps that encourage awareness and reflection on the tragic legacy of Indian residential schools and the need for healing and... — Updated 11/28/2022

 By Morgan Fischer    News

Tribal boarding schools much improved, but legacy of old schools remains

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Pope Francis apologized. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called it a "heartbreaking" part of U.S. history. Congress is considering legislation to atone for the... — Updated 11/28/2022


Tribes reclaim rights to manage coastal land

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Five California tribes will reclaim their right to manage coastal land significant to their history under a first-in-the-nation program backed with $3.6 million... — Updated 11/28/2022


What's Up with ILM?

The Gift of Reconciliation" conference, hosted by ILM, is happening December 16–18! Starting on Friday evening, we will enjoy fellowship, food, teaching by Mario Swampy, and... — Updated 11/28/2022


Coming Events

If you're attending these events, come by and meet us! If you would like ILM to participate in your event, contact Krystal at "The Gift of Reconciliation" conference-hosted by ILM, December 16–18,... — Updated 11/28/2022


Study explores discrimation of those with status cards

VANCOUVER, B.C.-Indian status card holders face stigma and discrimination on a daily basis when presenting them at stores or to officials, according to a landmark study commissioned by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. A status card... — Updated 11/28/2022 Full story


First Nation solar project commissioned

REGINA, Sask.-In November, a First Nation solar project was commissioned on Cowesses First Nation land about three kilometers southeast of Regina. The solar project was developed by Awasis Solar LP, which is a partnership between... — Updated 11/28/2022 Full story


First Native American woman breaks space barriers

HOUSTON, Tex.-Recently the Dragon Endurance spacecraft, built by SpaceX, launched a voyage to the International Space Station. The flight made history because one of the... — Updated 11/28/2022


ILM friends challenged to grow at annual banquet

WINNIPEG, Man.-In December, Indian Life Ministries hosted an annual banquet for 130 constituents and friends of the ministry. The banquet was themed, "But God Gave the Growth" and... — Updated 11/28/2022


ILM hosts ''The Gift of Reconciliation'' conference

Chestermere, Man.—Back by popular demand, Indian Life Ministries will host “The Gift of Reconciliarion” on December 16–18 at Camp Chestermere, west of Calgary, Alb. Beginning on Friday evening and ending on Sunday... — Updated 11/28/2022

 By Beck Connelley    News

Thousands of Native Americans Attend Long Awaited Veteran's Memorial Dedication

WASHINGTON, D.C.-More than two years after its opening, the Native American Veteran's Memorial in the nation's capital was finally dedicated in mid November, in a ceremony lasting... — Updated 11/28/2022


Statistics Canada report released, including Indigenous data

OTTAWA, Ont.-In late September, Statistics Canada presented reports based on the 2021 census. The census report includes expected, and surprising data, on the Indigenous population... — Updated 9/30/2022


650 U.S. sites have offensive names changed

WASHINGTON, D.C-The Department of the Interior recently announced that the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has voted on the final replacement names for nearly 650 geographic areas featuring the word "squaw." The government is... — Updated 9/30/2022


Train service commemorates Orange Shirt Day

North Bay, Ont.-For the second year in a row, a railroad engine has been painted orange and lettered "Every Child Matters" to commemorate Orange Shirt Day. In mid-September, 2021,... — Updated 9/30/2022


CDC announced life expectancy drop among Native Americans and Alaska Natives

WASHINGTON, D.C.-According to a report released in September 2022 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Native Americans and Alaska Natives saw the biggest life... — Updated 9/30/2022


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