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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

 
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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

 
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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

 

First Indigenous premier includes Christian, First Nations elements in ceremony

WINNIPEG, Manitoba-On October 18, Wabanakwut "Wab" Kinew was sworn in as Manitoba's 25th premier-and as the first First Nations premier of a Canadian province. During the... — Updated 12/1/2023 Full story

 

Indian Life Ministries launches Council Fire devotional book

LANGDON, Alb.-Indian Life Ministries is excited to announce that the Council Fire devotional book is now ready to be ordered. This is presumed to be the first 365-day devotional to be written exclusively by Indigenous followers of... — Updated 12/1/2023

 

ILM banquet celebrates another year of ministry

In late October, Indian Life Ministries hosted a conference in Winnipeg for all those who support, or are interested in supporting, the outreach of ILM. The banquet was attended by... — Updated 12/1/2023

 

As a new term starts, New York schools begin to see changes

ALBANY, N.Y.-This fall, the stadiums and playing fields will start to look different at many New York schools. Last April, the state Board of Regents adopted regulations... — Updated 9/15/2023

 

Wildfire season breaks records

LANGDON, Alb.-Data is still being processed, but even before June, the summer 2023 wildfire season in Canada started breaking records-and especially affecting Indigenous... — Updated 9/15/2023

 

Students enter a deeper relationship with God through NYC

BUSBY, Alb.-On May 18-21, 2023, 187 youth gathered at Camp Nakamun in Alberta, Canada, for the Native Youth Conference (NYC). The students came from 17 communities and four... — Updated 7/14/2023

 

Justices uphold law giving Native families priority to adopt Native youth

WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court recently upheld a federal law that requires tribal families to get priority in the adoption or foster placement of an Indigenous child, a law aimed at... — Updated 7/14/2023

 

University becomes first in Canada to offer waived tuition for Indigenous students

WATERLOO, Ont.-The University of Waterloo in Ontario will become the first Canadian university to waive tuition starting this fall for students who are members of the Mississaugas o... — Updated 7/14/2023

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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