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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
 By Mikaela DeLeon    News

Expanded Buy Indian Act expected to provide economic boost to tribal enterprises

WASHINGTON-Native American Tribes are hopeful an update to a century-old law will spur tribal economies and create a uniform approach to contracting procedures involving the Bureau... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

Graduates required to know Indigenous perspectives, histories, cultures

Victoria, B.C.-The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), is implementing a new graduation requirement for students in... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

Indigenous groups want to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, despite escalating costs

EDMONTON, Alb.—Even though prices are skyrocketing on the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Indigenous groups are still lining up, hoping to purchase... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

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

 

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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