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 By Claire Kirch    News 

Little Free Library launches Indigenous library program

Editor's note: Little Free Libraries have popped up in thousands of neighborhoods across the nations of the United States and Canada in recent years. People build small wooden box kiosks in front of their homes, which they, and... — Updated 3/20/2023


Educational agreement to increase ranks of dental assistants in Native areas

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-Northwestern Michigan College and Bay Mills Community College have partnered in an effort to increase the number of dental assistants serving northern Michigan, and Native American patients in particular. In... — Updated 3/20/2023


Jesuits of Canada release names of abusers

MONTREAL, Que.-The Jesuits of Canada, a religious order of the Catholic Church, has released a list of 27 priests and brothers it says were accused of sexually abusing minors over the past six decades and that information verifies... — Updated 3/20/2023


What's Up with ILM?

Our vision at Indian Life ministries is to restore hope, healing and honor within indigenous communities through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In addition to our newspaper and books, we work towards achieving our vision... — Updated 3/20/2023


Cherokee Nation begins largest mental health investment in tribe's history

MUSKOGEE, Okla.-In February, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner unveiled the tribe's first in-house drug treatment center during a ceremony at Three Rivers Health Center. Construction... — Updated 3/20/2023


Indian Affairs announces tribal energy development grants

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced in February that the Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grant Program awarded more than $2.5... — Updated 3/20/2023


Coalition calls on the government for Indigenous housing strategy

OTTAWA, Ont.-The National Urban Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Coalition, an organization representing Indigenous housing providers across the country, recently called on the federal government to commit $6 billion in the... — Updated 3/20/2023


Manitoba offers $10-per-day childcare

WINNIPEG, Man.-Starting April 2, Manitoba families will pay a maximum of $10 per day in fees at regulated non-profit childcare centres, Premier Heather Stefanson recently... — Updated 3/17/2023


Indigenous day scholars to receive settlement

OTTAWA, Ont.-The Canadian federal government and 325 First Nations have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit, seeking reparations for the loss of language and culture brought on by Indian residential schools, for $2.8 billion. T... — Updated 3/17/2023


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


Colorado implements new system to help find missing Indigenous people

DENVER, Colo.-On December 30, Colorado joined several states to start using a Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) system. Because of the large percentage of Native Americans who... — Updated 1/26/2023


Winnipeg works to keep houseless Indigenous warm, safe

WINNIPEG-The First Nations people of Winnipeg are involved in a couple of different offerings to help people stay warm in the cold winter air as temperatures often dip to –40 C.... — Updated 1/26/2023


Indian Life books featured in ministry outreach

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-"Candy only lasts for a day or so, but the books we include may stay in that home for years!" says Dwayne Dyck of Eagle's Nest Ministry Centre (ENMC). Each year... — Updated 1/26/2023


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


Coming Events

If you're attending these events, come by and meet us! If you would like ILM to participate in your event, contact Krystal at "The Gift of Reconciliation" conference-hosted by ILM, December 16–18,... — Updated 11/28/2022


Study explores discrimation of those with status cards

VANCOUVER, B.C.-Indian status card holders face stigma and discrimination on a daily basis when presenting them at stores or to officials, according to a landmark study commissioned by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. A status card... — Updated 11/28/2022


First Nation solar project commissioned

REGINA, Sask.-In November, a First Nation solar project was commissioned on Cowesses First Nation land about three kilometers southeast of Regina. The solar project was developed by Awasis Solar LP, which is a partnership between... — Updated 11/28/2022


First Native American woman breaks space barriers

HOUSTON, Tex.-Recently the Dragon Endurance spacecraft, built by SpaceX, launched a voyage to the International Space Station. The flight made history because one of the... — Updated 11/28/2022


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


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