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Cherokee Nation celebrates opening of Cherokee Film Studios

OWASSO, Okla.-Cherokee Nation and its film office celebrated the opening of the Cherokee Film Studios, Owasso Campus, with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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Videos available from Native American Nutrition Conference

PRIOR LAKE, Minn.-In the Spring, the University of Minnesota hosted the fifth annual Native American Nutrition conference. Two dozen videos of various presentations from the... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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Native American wins Pulitzer Prize for music

New York-Raven Chacon has become the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize for music. Hs composition, "Voiceless Mass," is a large ensemble work that was commissioned by the... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Lauren Green    News 

Oklahoma tribes split over tribal status of former slaves' descendants

WASHINGTON, D. C.-Oklahoma's five largest tribes split in late July on the terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding their treatment of descendants of their former... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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Thorpe Reinstated as Olympic winner

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-In July, Jim Thorpe was reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm. The change was announced by the Internation... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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Online Indigenous business school launches

VANCOUVER, B.C.-A new online business school is being launched for First Nations people in Canada with the first course being Indigenous Entrepreneurship 101 for those interested... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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ILM joins tribal camp meeting

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-On July 23-26, 2022, representatives from Indian Life Ministries joined the Siksika Nation in their annual camp meeting. The Siksika Nation is on Treaty 7... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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National Navajo Code Talkers Museum breaks ground

TSE BONITO, N.M.-The National Navajo Code Talkers Museum is closer to being a reality. On August 2022, National Navajo Code Talkers Day, workers will break ground on a 400-acre... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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What's up with ILM?

After a two year hiatus, due to the worldwide pandemic, and two years since Todd and I joined Indian Life, we are excited to announce that our annual banquet is back! Since coming... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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Coming Events

In the coming months, you can meet Indian Life staff at these events! Make sure you stop by and say, "Hi!" October 7–8: Steer Conference-North Dakota, United States STEER is an... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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Pope visits Canada to meet with Indigenous people

Winnipeg, Man.-In July, Pope Francis launched an historic six-day tour in Canada that has been dubbde as the "apology tour" or "pilgrimage of penance." The focus of the Roman... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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Native American undergraduates in Arizona to receive free tuition

TUSCON, Ariz.-Undergraduate students from the state's 22 federally recognized Native American tribes will no longer have to pay tuition and mandatory fees at the University of... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Alexandra Conforti    News 

More than a hotline: 988 meant to ease access to mental health services

PHOENIX-Mental health emergencies in the United States haven't gotten the attention and support they require, resulting in increased suicide rates over past decades-particularly... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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A time for building love

ILM co-sponsors retreat for Indigenous couples RED DEER, Alb.-On June 3–5, 2022, Indian Life Ministries, Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Family Life Canada joined... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
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First Indigenous person chosen to lead Canadian Army

OTTAWA-The Department of National Defence recently announced the appointment of Lt.-Gen. Jocelyn Paul as the commander of the Canadian Army. Paul is the first Indigenous person to... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

Indigenous leaders wary of Bill 96

QUEBEC CITY-In late May, legislators in Quebec passed Bill 96 after the Charter of the French language was overhauled after a year of contentious debate. Indigenous leaders are among those who are concerned about the bill, joining... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

VAWA signed into law

WASHINGTON, D.C.-THE Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law recently, codifying the historic tribal provisions that strengthen tribal sovereignty and safety in Indian Country. The reauthorization of VAWA, passed as part of the... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

A Gentle Whisper

The sun was shining as we drove away from our home one Friday morning. The roads were dry; the sky was blue. Driving west through the prairies, watching the grasses blow in the... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Coming Events

In the coming months, you can meet Indian Life staff at these events! Make sure you stop by and say, "Hi!" June 3–5: Indigenous Couples Getaway- Red Deer, Alberta, Canada June... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Native Networking

July 25, 2022—The Gathering. Native pastors, Native churches and cross-cultural missionaries will gather to discuss a joint effort to bring the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Native Peoples Tour to continue the... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Correction

In our March/April issue of Indian Life, in the column “What’s Up with Indian Life,” we included the paragraph: “Over 40 years ago, a dream came to fruition. George McPeek, Ray Gowan and Chuck Olson came together with the... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

"We are still here": Tribes reclaiming out-of-state ancestral homelands

NORMAN, Okla.-Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen Galen Cloud complained about traffic during the 10-hour drive from Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to his tribe's homeland near Oxford,... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

US Department of Interior releases report on Federal Indian Boarding Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On May 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released its historic Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report, which serves as a... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Native American Leaders Anticipate Revival

RAPID CITY, N.D.-Native American Christian leaders came together in South Dakota with a powerful focus on sharing Jesus with Indigenous people who've faced generational hardships.... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

NYC helps students encounter Christ

BUSBY, Alb.-On May 19-22, 2022, more than 150 youth gathered at Camp Nakamun in Alberta, Canada for the Native Youth Conference (NYC). The students came from eleven communities... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

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