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 By Madyson Fitzgerald    News 

Native nations with scarce internet are building their own broadband networks

On the Hopi Reservation's more than 1.5 million acres of desert landscape in northeast Arizona, many residents live in villages atop arid mesas. Below ground, there's a network of... — Updated 3/26/2024


ILM co-hosts Indigenous Couples' Retreat

On March 1–3, 2024, Indian Life Ministries partnered with Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and FamilyLife Canada to co-host an Indigenous Couples' Retreat at the Courthouse H... — Updated 3/26/2024

 By Marnie Jordan    News 

Arizona festival showcases authentic Indigenous art

SCOTTSDALE—The bustling Arizona Indian Festival showcases Native singing, dancing and art to promote tourism and awareness of Arizona's tribal communities. Visitors can learn about... — Updated 3/26/2024

 By Jody Dickson    News 


Seeking to help restore hope, healing, and honor among the Indigenous people of North America takes many ministries working together . . . the task is vast, but we at Indian Life... — Updated 3/26/2024


What a busy couple of months it's been at Indian Life Ministries!

As we mentioned in the directors’ column, ILM moved to a new physical office this month! We are very excited about this as for the last three years, our director team, Krystal and Todd Wawrzyniak have been running the office out of... — Updated 3/26/2024


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 April 25-28: BC Native Christian... — Updated 3/26/2024


Faux Indigenous asking for special privileges in court

Prince Rupert, B.C.-Tne Prince Rupert, B.C. court system recently encountered a new defense tactic. A man was being prosecuted for creating child pornography and sending graphic pic... — Updated 3/26/2024


Nisga'a Nation prepares to purchase natural gas pipeline project

CALGARY, Alb.—The Nisga'a Nation in northwestern British Columbia is partnering with a Texas-based firm, Western LNG, to buy the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project from Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. "Today is a historic day f... — Updated 3/26/2024


Tribes to receive $105M in SSBCI funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.-At the recent Reservation Economic Summit, Janet Yellen, of The United States Treasury, announced a new, third round of approvals for tribal support under the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), a 2010... — Updated 3/26/2024

 By Alex Hager    News 

Federal regulators deny permits for hydropower projects on Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation-Federal energy officials took the unusual step of denying permits Thursday to several pumped hydropower projects proposed on the Navajo Nation, citing a new policy that gives tribes a greater voice in projects on... — Updated 3/26/2024

 By Lauren Kobley    News 

Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture teaches next generation farmers sustainable practices

AJO, Ariz-Jesse Garcia was first introduced to farming in his grandmother's garden. As a child, he recalls not quite understanding the true purpose of growing and how important it i... — Updated 3/26/2024


First Nations woman appointed Quebec lieutenant-governor

OTTAWA, Ont.-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Manon Jeannotte, as the new lieutenant-governor of Quebec. Jeannotte is from the Mi'kmaq First Nation of Gespeg. "Manon... — Updated 1/22/2024


National chief of Assembly of First Nations elected

OTTAWA, Ont.-Cindy Woodhouse has been elected as the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). "I am honoured that the chiefs-in-assembly have placed their trust in me to lead the Assembly of First Nations," said... — Updated 1/22/2024


New Barbie honors Cherokee Nation legend

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-In November, toy company Mattel released a Barbie doll representing the life of Cherokee legend, Wilma Mankiller. Mattel released the doll as part of their "Inspiring Women" series, commemorating her lifelong... — Updated 1/22/2024


The award-winning 'Covenant of the Salmon People' now streaming on PBS

LAPWAI, Idaho-The Nez Perce Tribe's award-winning documentary, "Covenant of the Salmon People," has made such a media impact that it is now available through streaming, online, and... — Updated 1/22/2024


USDA announces new resources at White House Tribal Youth Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.-More than 100 Native American youth attended the 2023 White House Tribal Youth Summit in early November. At the event, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)... — Updated 1/22/2024

 By Jody Dickson    News

Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (NEFC)

We at Indian Life Ministries partner with many ministries across North America that, like us, seek to help restore hope, healing, and honor among Indigenous people in North... — Updated 1/22/2024


University makes supported tuition available for tribe members

MADISON, Wisc.-Beginning in the fall of 2024, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will offer financial support to cover the full cost of pursuing an undergraduate degree for Wisconsin residents who are enrolled members of f... — Updated 1/22/2024


Supreme Court agrees to hear San Carlos Apache appeal on health care funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Supreme Court said in November that it would consider a claim by the San Carlos Apache tribe that the federal government is shortchanging it on funds it needs... — Updated 1/22/2024


What's Up with ILM?

For the third year in a row, ILM has had the privilege of partnering with Samaritans Purse in their Christmas Parcels project. These Christmas Parcels are gathered and sent to... — Updated 1/22/2024


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 Feb. 2-4: Missionfest Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. Mar. 1-3: Indigenous Couples... — Updated 1/22/2024


Cherokee Nation constructs housing for skilled workers

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The Cherokee Nation is participating in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 184 Skilled Workers Demonstration Program, which... — Updated 1/22/2024


B. C. receives first Indigenous chief of justice for Court of Appeals

VICTORIA, B. C.-In December, Leonard Marchand was named as the first Indigenous person to be appointed as the chief justice for the Court of Appeal in British Columbia. He will... — Updated 1/22/2024


White House summit brings together tribal leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In December, the third annual White House Tribal Nations Summit was held, bringing together tribal leaders and top administration officials to address critical... — Updated 1/22/2024


Indigenous actress makes history with Golden Globe Award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-In January, Lily Gladstone made history as she became the first Indigenous actress to win a Golden Globe. Gladstone was awarded in the "Best Performance by a F... — Updated 1/22/2024


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