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ILM Offers Two New Books!

Indian Life Ministries is excited to announce two new books available October 21: Indigenous Faith This is Craig Stephen Smith's newest book, in which he unpackages scripture to help Indigenous believers discover how to live... — Updated 9/15/2023


As a new term starts, New York schools begin to see changes

ALBANY, N.Y.-This fall, the stadiums and playing fields will start to look different at many New York schools. Last April, the state Board of Regents adopted regulations... — Updated 9/15/2023


Healing the Heart Though Gentleness and Respect

As an Indigenous person who's also a follower of the Jesus Way, I have found people who always have reasons for not wanting this way of living for themselves. Some also have an... — Updated 9/15/2023


Pumpkin Spice

August is not yet over while I write this, but the light outside is changing. A few leaves are preparing for their fall showing by displaying a few reds and oranges here and there.... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Becky Kew    Perspectives 


Have you ever been stuck? Stuck on a school paper, or stuck in traffic, or maybe so emotionally involved with someone that you are stuck in terms of your feelings for them, even... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Cathy Visser    Health 

You Can Make Friends with Carbs

When you want to lose weight, what is the first food you give up? For many people it is carbohydrates such as bread, cereal, pasta, fruit and potatoes. Avoiding foods high in carbohydrates can feel like an easy answer to weight... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Blake Mullen    News 

Tribal artists, leaders want update to law to protect Native arts, crafts

WASHINGTON-Native American artists say they continue to struggle with the theft of their work, and tribal leaders are urging Congress to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. IACA was passed in 1990 to prohibit any... — Updated 9/15/2023


Wildfire evacuations: How our diverse experiences can strengthen disaster response

Regina, Sask.-Wildfire affects us all. Differently. This is the central message from research about the social dimensions of climate hazards. Considerable research has calculated... — Updated 9/15/2023


Facebook owners block Canadian news, affect Indigenous sources

OTTAWA, Ont.-Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram started blocking Canadian news, including Indigenous groups, on their social media platforms on August 1. Meta has acknowledged the action as a response to the Online... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Andrew Weibe    News 

Zoom's scrapped proposal to mine user data causes concern about our virtual and private Indigenous Knowledge

TORONTO, Ont.-Zoom recently attempted to rewrite its Terms of Service with ambiguous language that would permit the extraction of user data for the purpose of training AI. However,... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Sophia Biazus    News 

Group mentor program in Tucson teaches male youth about healthy relationships

TUCSON, Ariz.-A mentoring program is using talking circles, adventure outings and overnight camping trips to help young men develop positive and healthy relationships. The Boys to... — Updated 9/15/2023



John 11:35: "Jesus wept!" The shortest verse in the Bible, yet profoundly moving in lowliness of heart. He knew the circumstances surrounding the death of Lazarus, yet He wept. He w... — Updated 9/15/2023


New report says Indigenous children more susceptible to threats.

CALGARY, Alb.-By some measurements, the quality of life for Canadian children-especially Indigenous children-has diminished, according to the sixth annual "Raising Canada" report... — Updated 9/15/2023


Federal development funds will let Oklahoma tribes expand access to capital

WASHINGTON-Three Oklahoma tribal nations will receive more than 40% of the initial $73 million in funding from a federal small business initiative that for the first time is being... — Updated 9/15/2023


Indigenous community turns fish into veggies

COLVILLE LAKE, NWT-What do you do when you need to use gardens to grow food, but little soil is available? That can be a huge problem when you live on the Canadian Shield-the largest mass of exposed rock on the Earth. One... — Updated 9/15/2023


First Nations group declares state of emergency regarding mental health and addictions

FORT MCMURRAY, AB- A First Nations group in northern Alberta has declared a state of emergency and launched a task force to tackle an escalating mental health and addictions crisis... — Updated 9/15/2023


Wildfire season breaks records

LANGDON, Alb.-Data is still being processed, but even before June, the summer 2023 wildfire season in Canada started breaking records-and especially affecting Indigenous... — Updated 9/15/2023


Students enter a deeper relationship with God through NYC

BUSBY, Alb.-On May 18-21, 2023, 187 youth gathered at Camp Nakamun in Alberta, Canada, for the Native Youth Conference (NYC). The students came from 17 communities and four... — Updated 7/14/2023


Supreme Court says treaty does not require feds to secure Navajo water rights

WASHINGTON-A divided Supreme Court ruled recently that the federal government is not required to take "affirmative steps" to guarantee water for the Navajo Nation beyond the water... — Updated 7/14/2023


First Nations and Tribes declare salmon emergency and plan for international organization

LUMMI NATION, Wash.- Leaders from hundreds of Alaska Tribes and First Nations from British Columbia came together at the fourth Annual Indigenous Leaders Summit held in Lummi... — Updated 7/14/2023


Indian Life announces plans for fall banquet

LANGDON, Alb.-Indian Life is excited to announce our annual banquet occurring on October 21 in Winnipeg, Manitoba! Craig and LaDonna Smith will be the speakers and lead worship for... — Updated 7/14/2023


ILM welcomes you to Every Story Matters conference

Everybody has a story. That story, if kept inside and not given the freedom to be shared, can hinder us. If the story is a positive, good one, we share to bless others, give them... — Updated 7/14/2023


Chickasaw Nation celebrates new Chikashshanompa' keyboard on Apple devices

The Chickasaw Nation Chikashshanompa' (Chickasaw Language) keyboard is now available for iPhone, iPad and Mac with the releases of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3... — Updated 7/14/2023


Justices uphold law giving Native families priority to adopt Native youth

WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court recently upheld a federal law that requires tribal families to get priority in the adoption or foster placement of an Indigenous child, a law aimed at... — Updated 7/14/2023


University becomes first in Canada to offer waived tuition for Indigenous students

WATERLOO, Ont.-The University of Waterloo in Ontario will become the first Canadian university to waive tuition starting this fall for students who are members of the Mississaugas o... — Updated 7/14/2023


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