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Partnership with Native Americans receives substantial aid

Addison, Texas-Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), a nonprofit serving Native Americans in impoverished reservation communities, has teamed with the Bank of America to provide fresh produce on reservation food deserts in... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Residential school day scholars now eligible for compensation

Toronto, Ont.—When the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement was created in 2006, students who attended federally-run schools were allowed $10,000 for the first year of living at a residential school and $3000 for... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Historic agreement could compensate Manitoba First Nations children removed from homes

Winnipeg, Man.-In early January, the federal government revealed details of a historic $40-billion agreement-in-principle that aims to compensate First Nations citizens who were... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

COVID-19 affects Native American community

Cambridge, Mass.-National Public Radio (NPR), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently released findings from a survey conducted... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Canadian Medical Association chooses first Indigenous president

Ottawa, Ont.-In late November, The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) elected its first Indigenous president. Members selected Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist in Grande... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Geographic locations change names

RESTON, Va.-In December, the US Board on Geographic Names voted to re-name Colorado's Squaw Mountain that sits between Evergreen and Idaho Springs off Highway 103, also known as... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Indian Life Ministries holds first conference in organization history

Chestermere, Alb.-"Let's Talk About Reconciliation" This was the theme of Indian Life Ministries' first conference in our 42-year history. We wanted to consider reconciliation on a... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Experts recommend Indigenous-led prescribed burns to help reduce wildfire risks

VICTORIA, B.C.-As another year of long-burning, uncontrolled wildfires decimates portions of the U.S. and Canada-even threatening the world's oldest trees, located in... — Updated 10/1/2021

 

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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