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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


United Church of Canada returns land

FAIRFIELD, ON-The United Church of Canada is returning a significant piece of land to the Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit people of Delaware Nation. Fairfield is a historic village in... — Updated 6/3/2019


Cherokee Nation gives $476,000 to Oklahoma fire departments

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation gave nearly half a million dollars to 136 rural Oklahoma fire departments in May during the tribe's annual Volunteer Firefighter Ceremony. Each... — Updated 6/3/2019


AMC disappointed by treatment of homeless community

WINNIPEG, Manitoba-The City of Winnipeg has announced plans to hire a contractor this summer to dismantle homeless camps and collect used needles from parks and other public areas.... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Lillian Donahue    News 

Experts say Arizona tribes' role in drought negotiations marks turning point for inclusion

SACATON-Sprouting through the cracked floor of the Sonoran Desert, tepary beans thrive in the dry heat and carry with them centuries of resilience from the Indigenous Pima people... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Jake Goodrick    News 

Bus driver creates Navajo Legacy of Excellence

GANADO, Ariz.-At precisely 6:55 each school day morning, Freddie Yazzie puts his bus in gear and cautiously pulls out of the bus yard beside the Ganado Unified School District main... — Updated 6/3/2019


Mahota Textiles makes waves in Native American Art World

SULPHUR, Okla.-Since its launch in October 2018, Mahota Textiles LLC has already made waves in the Native American art world. The First American Art Magazine named the founding of... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Keerthi Vedantam    News 

Households on tribal lands lagging behind

WASHINGTON-"Just Google it." Carroll Onsae says it's a joke among Hopi, who have broadband internet in only some pockets of the reservation. And even there it works slowly. "Our are... — Updated 6/3/2019


Seattle offers first airport store owned by Native Americans

SEATTLE, Wash.-For the first time, air travelers have the option of shopping at an airport store owned by Native Americans. The Sacred Circle Gift Shop, owned and operated by United... — Updated 6/3/2019


Canada forgives treaty claim debt

OTTAWA, Ont.—Indigenous groups across Canada carrying millions in dollars of debt from negotiating treaty claims will soon have that debt erased. The federal government announced... — Updated 4/5/2019


REDress Project reminds nation of crime against Indigenous women

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Thirty empty red dresses hang near the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., within view of the National Mall and U.S. Capitol. For the first... — Updated 4/5/2019


Native American tribe pays for funerals of tornado victims

ATMORE, Ala.-On March 3, the deadliest tornado to hit the United States in nearly six years struck Lee County, Alabama, killing 23 people, aged 6 to 89. The Poarch Band of Creek Ind... — Updated 4/5/2019


Call for clean energy proposals to help Indigenous, remote communities

WINNIPEG, Man.-Reducing reliance on diesel in rural and remote communities will decrease Canada's carbon footprint, support climate change adaptation, contribute to healthier... — Updated 4/5/2019


President's 2020 budget proposes $936.3 million for Bureau of Indian Education, separate from Bureau of Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In March, President Donald Trump proposed a $936.3 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).... — Updated 4/5/2019


Albuquerque becomes first American city to recognize tribal sovereignty by establishing government-to-government relations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Following a unanimous vote of the Albuquerque, New Mexico city council to pass a bill amending the originating ordinance of the Commission on American Indian and... — Updated 4/5/2019


Landmark ruling in favor of Yakama Nation treaty rights

YAKAMA NATION, Wash.-The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling recently in favor of Yakama Nation treaty rights. The Court agreed with the Washington Supreme Court that the... — Updated 4/5/2019


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