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First Native American women elected to Congress

Kansas City, Mo.-In the November 6 USA mid-term elections, the first Native American women were elected to Congress. Deb Haaland was voted to replace Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan... — Updated 11/24/2018

 
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Senate passes bills supporting Native American interests

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Recently, the U.S. Senate passed several bills that support Native American interests. One of these was passage of S. 2515, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals... — Updated 11/23/2018

 
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"The Council Speaks" returns to Indian Life

WINNIPEG-The directors and editorial team at Indian Life Ministries are pleased to announce the impending return of the popular column, "The Council Speaks," beginning with the... — Updated 11/23/2018

 

"The Council Speaks" Returns to Indian Life

WINNIPEG-The directors and editorial team at Indian Life Ministries are pleased to announce the impending return of the popular column, "The Council Speaks," beginning with the... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

National Native Hall of Fame inducts first honorees

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 PHOENIX-After 10 years, 30 nominees and decades of discovery, the first National Native American Hall of Fame will induct 12 honorees in October. Many of... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Bellegarde re-elected as First Nations National Chief

Vancouver-The 2018 Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly was held on July 24 to July 26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. A highlight on the agenda was the election... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Native American life expectancy rising

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the U.S. population, according to... — Updated 7/16/2018

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder's award renamed due to racism

Chicago-A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's literature award because the author's books... — Updated 7/16/2018

 

Statement on the 10th anniversary of residential school apology

OTTAWA-The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement on June 11, 2018: Today we reflect on a historic milestone in... — Updated 7/16/2018

 

Indian Life wins award

Winnipeg-In April, Indian Life newspaper received the Award of Merit in the Evangelical Press Association's annual Awards of Excellence contest. The contest had more than 1,200... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Oklahoma tribes help on education shortfall, hopeful for future

TULSA, Okla.-Teachers of Native American students were among those frustrated and disappointed by the results of the recent teacher walk-out in Oklahoma to demand better pay and... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Indian Life Banquet 2018

Did you ever get an invite to something that-well, you just knew you had to get there? Whatever it took! You cancelled that Hawaiian holiday, postponed that summit with Justin and... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Latest U.S. coin to feature Native American great

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Sales opened recently for United States Mint product options featuring the 2018 Native American $1 Coin. Since 2009, this $1 coin has displayed an annually... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Billy Graham, who called Native Americans a "sleeping giant," dead at 99

Kansas City, Mo.-On February 21, evangelist William Franklin (Billy) Graham died at 99 years old, in his Montreat, N.C. home. In 60 years of ministry, Graham preached to an... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

First Nations represented well in the Olympics

OTTAWA, Ont.-During the February 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Indigenous youth from Canada were well represented by these athletes: Spencer O'Brien One of the world's... — Updated 3/16/2018

 
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Winnipeg has largest Indigenous population in Canada

WINNIPEG, Man.-What Canadian city has the largest Indigenous population? According to a recent report from Statistics Canada, Winnipeg has the largest number with 92,810 people who... — Updated 1/3/2018

 

Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully... — Updated 1/3/2018

 

Bear Ears Monument remains controversial

Bear Ears Monument in Utah remains in the middle of controversy. The state of Utah has submitted maps to the Interior Department that show Bear Ears National Monument cut in size fr... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Aboriginals in Canada increasing four times faster than population

According to Canada's 2016 Census, the indigenous population of the country is growing at four times the rate of the rest of the population. Nearly 1.7 million people identified as... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Senators introduce resolution to honor Native American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON-Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM), chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), led a bipartisan group of 21 senators in... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship

MUSKOGEE, OK-The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge ruled in a long-running controversy that has... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Trudeau tells UN of plans to improve indigenous lives

OTTAWA—In a speech to the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada has let down its 1.4 million indigenous people and that his government would do better to improve their lives. When the prime minister was... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Exciting times at Indian Life Ministries

In an answer to much prayer (and a long-time prayer), Intertribal Christian Communications (Indian Life Ministries) and Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Inc., form a new partnership. For many years, ILM staff and Board... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day with dances, songs, and speeches

Eight Canadian cities hosted concerts from Halifax to Montreal, Toronto to Winnipeg, Calgary to Edmonton, Yellowknife to Vancouver. Performers included Metis Don Amero and Rick... — Updated 7/15/2017

 

Supreme Court landmark ruling against opponents of racist NFL mascot

WASHINGTON, DC-A landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot. A group of young Native activists,... — Updated 7/15/2017

 

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