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 By Alex Hager    News 

Arizona tribe to get millions in federal payouts for water conservation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Gila River Indian Community could get up to $233 million in federal funding for water conservation, one of the first to get the money under a program aimed at... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Christina Quick    News 

Every Nation and Tribe

Brent Maracle's Mohawk name, Sakonese- riiosta, means, "He makes the day good for them." Maracle received the moniker from elders of his Mohawk tribe. Each tribal name among the... — Updated 5/17/2023


A keeper of the faith

Mavis Etienne-Cree (Mohawk) is one of the people featured in the Indian Life Ministries book, Keepers of the Faith. Indian Life Ministries' team member Jody Dickson recently caught... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Kylie Werner    News 

Navajo artist's work featured on skateboard Forever Stamp

GLENDALE-Navajo artist Di'Orr Greenwood got emotional while speaking at the unveiling of the skateboard stamp that she designed in collaboration with the U.S. Postal Service. "This... — Updated 5/17/2023


New facility opened to train Christian Indigenous youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-On April 18, the On Eagles' Wings (OEW) Center hosted a dedication and open house. The purpose of the facility is to be used for Native American youth for a "gap ye... — Updated 5/17/2023


Volunteers throw mud to preserve an ancient artifact at Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park

PHOENIX – Most museums ask guests not to touch the artifacts, but once a month, Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park encourages visitors to throw mud at a more than 800-ye... — Updated 5/17/2023


Letters from Our Readers

As a chaplain in our prison system, we provide a continuum of therapeutic care to people currently incarcerated or in transition from incarceration, and their families, as well as... — Updated 5/17/2023


What's Up with ILM?

Our vision at Indian Life ministries is to restore hope, healing and honor within indigenous communities through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In addition to our newspaper, books, and exciting partnerships, we work towards... — Updated 5/17/2023


$103M earmarked for Indigenous women's shelters

OTTAWA, Ont.—Federal ministers recently announced that Indigenous women's shelters in Canada will receive $103 million in funding from the federal government, to help women and... — Updated 5/17/2023


Partnership will bring food to northern and isolated communities

OTTAWA, Ont.-In March 2023, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada has signed Harvesters Support Grant and Community Food Programs Fund agreements... — Updated 5/17/2023


ILM offers powerful new book by Bill Jackson

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-Indian Life Ministries is excited to announce a new book in their line-up: Stories from the North, by Bill Jackson. "Bill told us that any time he entertained people at his home, he always asked for stories and... — Updated 5/17/2023


King Charles III meets with Indigenous leaders

OTTAWA, Ont.-Two days before his coronation, King Charles III met with Canadian Indigenous leaders for a conversation that many people hope will bring a new chapter in the relations... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Alexis Waiss    News 

Justices grapple over Navajo water rights, government's duty to tribe

WASHINGTON-Supreme Court justices pressed government attorneys in March on their argument that the treaties that put the Navajo on reservation lands implied an intent-but not a... — Updated 5/17/2023


First Nations woman wins Pulitzer

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-A Saskatchewan First Nations woman has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for best audio journalism. Journalist Connie Walker, who is from Okanese First Nation, won the a... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Alexandra Aley    News 

FBI investigates rehab scams targeting Indigenous community

PHOENIX-The FBI is investigating scams by fake rehab groups that target the Indigenous community, offering substance-abuse recovery or mental-health services at pop-up facilities to rake in government money, FBI officials say.... — Updated 5/17/2023


Educational agreement to increase ranks of dental assistants in Native areas

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-Northwestern Michigan College and Bay Mills Community College have partnered in an effort to increase the number of dental assistants serving northern Michigan, and Native American patients in particular. In... — Updated 3/20/2023


Jesuits of Canada release names of abusers

MONTREAL, Que.-The Jesuits of Canada, a religious order of the Catholic Church, has released a list of 27 priests and brothers it says were accused of sexually abusing minors over the past six decades and that information verifies... — Updated 3/20/2023


What's Up with ILM?

Our vision at Indian Life ministries is to restore hope, healing and honor within indigenous communities through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In addition to our newspaper and books, we work towards achieving our vision... — Updated 3/20/2023


Cherokee Nation begins largest mental health investment in tribe's history

MUSKOGEE, Okla.-In February, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner unveiled the tribe's first in-house drug treatment center during a ceremony at Three Rivers Health Center. Construction... — Updated 3/20/2023


Indian Affairs announces tribal energy development grants

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced in February that the Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grant Program awarded more than $2.5... — Updated 3/20/2023


Coalition calls on the government for Indigenous housing strategy

OTTAWA, Ont.-The National Urban Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Coalition, an organization representing Indigenous housing providers across the country, recently called on the federal government to commit $6 billion in the... — Updated 3/20/2023


Manitoba offers $10-per-day childcare

WINNIPEG, Man.-Starting April 2, Manitoba families will pay a maximum of $10 per day in fees at regulated non-profit childcare centres, Premier Heather Stefanson recently... — Updated 3/17/2023


Indigenous day scholars to receive settlement

OTTAWA, Ont.-The Canadian federal government and 325 First Nations have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit, seeking reparations for the loss of language and culture brought on by Indian residential schools, for $2.8 billion. T... — Updated 3/17/2023


ILM co-sponsors couples' getaway

RED DEER, Alb.-On January 27–29, 2023, Indian Life Ministries, Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Family Life Canada joined forces to sponsor the third Indigenous... — Updated 3/17/2023


Super Bowl LVII highlights Indigenous culture

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Super Bowl LVII held in Glendale, Ariz. in February offered unprecedented opportunities for showcasing Native Americans this year. In the days before the game... — Updated 3/17/2023


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