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 By Jim Uttley    News 

Indian Life Ministries' founding director passes

On a January day in 1988, I received a call from a George McPeek in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He called inviting me to come check out Intertribal Christian Communications, of whic... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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First Nations children most impoverished in Canada

Ottawa, Ont.-While premiers and territorial leaders meet in Saskatchewan recently to discuss the well-being of Indigenous children, youth and families, a new report released co-auth... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Tribes encouraged to participate in 2020 U.S. Census

CHEROKEE NATION-Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker is sending out a message that might be a wise reminder for all Native Americans. "Native people have been... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Report urges government to expand procurement spending with Aboriginal businesses to five percent

Calgary, Alb.-The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) recently released a data-driven report calling on the federal government to increase the dollar value of its... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
 By Miranda Faulkner    News 

Court rules that coal mine owned by Navajo government is immune from suits

WASHINGTON, D.C.-A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC), because it is an... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Legislation will help build stronger, healthier first nations

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed the passing of two new pieces of federal legislation passed in the House of Commons in early... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Court rules on First Nations hunting

REGINA, Sask.-Indigenous leaders are celebrating a court ruling that says First Nations hunters from outside Saskatchewan have a constitutional right to hunt in the province... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Water investments improve access, offer protection

BAY OF QUINTE, Ont.-The Government of Canada and First Nations communities are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure and expand access to safe, reliable drinking wa... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Energy and mineral development grants awarded to 24 tribes in 11 states

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On July 30, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Tara MacLean Sweeney announced that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
 By Tom Ziemer    News 

Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

PHOENIX, Ariz.-The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America to the Great Lakes region more than 1,000 years... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Indigenous Knowledge Fellowships now available

LONGMONT, Colo.-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce) have partnered to launch the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship. The... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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First major museum exhibition devoted to Native women

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-The Frist Art Museum presents Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, the first major museum exhibition exclusively devoted to Native women artists from all... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Joy Harjo named first Native American United States Poet Laureate

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Library of Congress has recently announced that Joy Harjo is the new United States Poet Laureate. As a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, she is the first Native American to receive the honor since it was... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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BC's Indigenous tourism industry expands

Coast Salish Territories-Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand the province's rich... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
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Indigenous actress to receive lifetime achievement award

SANTA FE, N.M.-Actress Tantoo Cardinal will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, which will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, fro... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Indian Life Ministries' co-founder George McPeek has gone home to glory.

A more detailed memorial will follow in the next issue.... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

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 1200... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Supreme Court upholds tribal rights

WYOMING-The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion issued May 20 in Herrera v. Wyoming, a tribal treaty rights case. The dispute init... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Chickasaw Nation census partnership

ADA, Okla.—Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby recently announced a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and Chickasaw Nation to help ensure Native Americans are counted accurately during the 2020 census. “There has... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Canadian government to support Metis employment

Winnipeg, MB-The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) and the federal government signed a new agreement in early May that will bring $160 million to help Métis citizens improve skills... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Yukon incarceration rate drops 30 percent

YUKON TERRITORY-The incarceration rate is dropping in Yukon, and officials are citing Indigenous efforts as part of the reason. Between 2016 and 2018 Yukon's adult incarceration rat... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Out of fire comes change

SPOKANE, Wash.-In 2016, the Cayuse Mountain Fire was Washington state's second-largest fire. Fire crews from the Colville Tribes and the Kalispel Tribe helped the Spokane Tribe... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

More than 100 Organizations to Receive Funding for Community Gatherings and Events

VANCOUVER, B.C.-The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls congratulates more than 100 organizations that successfully applied for funding to host... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

IHS awards $7.5 million to urban organizations

ROCKVILLE, M.D.-The Indian Health Service Office of Urban Indian Health Programs has awarded grants totaling more than $7.5 million to 30 urban Indian organizations in 17 states... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Indigenous businesses and communities tackle tech deficit

TORONTO, Ont.– A holistic approach to bringing emerging digital technologies to Indigenous businesses and communities is urgently required to ensure their participation in the new economy, according to a report released by the... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

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