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White House announces almost $500M going to tribes

WASHINGTON, DC-At President Barack Obama's final White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, he announced that his administration will pay 17 Native American tribes a... — Updated 11/14/2016

Southwest abuse victims face continued abuse

GALLUP, NM—“Spotlight: A Public Discussion about Faith, Journalism, and Protecting Children from Sex Abuse” was held on September 24 at Gallup’s El Morro Theatre. The event was held in conjunction with two free screenings... — Updated 11/14/2016

Algonquin sign historic land deal with Canada

OTTAWA, ON-The Canadian government, along with the government of the Province of Ontario, signed a historic agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario to give back large sections of... — Updated 11/14/2016

Spencer Battiest wins Best Pop NAMMY

BUFFALO, NY-Winning the Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Pop Recording was probably the best birthday present Spencer Battiest could have wished for. "Winning the Best... — Updated 11/14/2016

Indian Life author passes on

Indian Life lost a good friend this year. Debra Fieguth passed away suddenly following a massive stroke. She was not only a wonderful person but an excellent writer. When I first... — Updated 11/14/2016

First Nation Students Start School Year in New Schools

SIKSIKA NATION, AB, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW This year, as many as 1,970 students will be starting a new school year in one of the six new schools in First Nations communities. These new schools will provide First Nation students with... — Updated 11/14/2016

Preserving History- Protecting the Future

My name is Storm Stoker, I am the daughter of Crying Wind, columnist for Indian Life, author and life long activist for indigenous people. I was invited to be a guest speaker at... — Updated 11/14/2016

Chickasaw Princesses crowned at Annual Pageant

ADA, OK-Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby crowned three young ladies Chickasaw Royalty during the 2016-2017 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant. The annual pageant was conducted... — Updated 11/14/2016

'Indian Group of Seven' artist Daphne Odjig passes at 97

KELOWNA, BC-Daphne Odjig, an internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker, passed at the age of 97. She was a member of the prestigious group of artists known as the "Indian... — Updated 11/14/2016

The U.S. Election is over... It's time to turn the page...

After almost two years of non-stop political talk and TV, radio and newspaper advertising filling the media, it is finally over. The voters have spoken and the American people have a new president and vice president-elect. And... — Updated 11/14/2016


I sit on my bunk, lights off, tears flowing uncontrollably. My mind races back and forth, making it next to impossible to focus on a single thought. Loneliness smothers me from neck to toes, my head just above it. I’ve been... — Updated 11/14/2016

Indigenous voices from across Canada

First Nations Christian Writers- Volume 1 Anthology Edited by Dorene Meyer ISBN: 978-1-927410-31-8 Goldrock Press Paper 82 pages $9.95 Sixteen writers from large cities, isolated... — Updated 11/14/2016

Films offer insight into Navajo culture and oil industry

Drunktown's Finest Deepwater Horizon "Drunktown's Finest" is set in the fictional town of Dry Lake, New Mexico, which is pretty clearly a stand-in for Gallup, New Mexico. If... — Updated 11/14/2016

Have you been abused?

The wonderful world that Creator gave us has become an ugly place. Some people no longer consider humans to be God’s creatures to be treated with love and respect. Instead, evil people are harming others—even little... — Updated 11/14/2016

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