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The Way to Creator

The first few years of Conrad's life took place in the northern Manitoba Cree community of Garden Hill, along with his three brothers and sister. His father was a hunter and... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

I Lost My Son and Found God's Son

It was the last day in March when I went to my trap line on Assinika Lake in northern Manitoba. I needed to check my traps. My son was to follow. When I first got there, I set some... — Updated 3/16/2018

 
 By Jon Hopkins    Life Story

The Hard Path to Peace

"When I wake every morning, I am surprised I'm still alive. I don't do anything. I don't produce anything. I don't add anything to society. Each day I ask God why He let me live... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash

Born to Mi'kmaq parents Mary Ellen Pictou and Francis Thomas Levi in a small Indian village in Nova Scotia, Canada, Anna Mae Pictou was the third of four children. Her father... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

In Faith I Asked

My life was a complete wreck. My career and my personal life were a mess. I was well on my way to dissolving any former impression of who I was before desire became habit açhabit e... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Grace by Which I Stand

My life story begins in a small log house in the middle of Berens River, a remote First Nation community on the southeast shore of Lake Winnipeg on June 3, 1962. My story actually... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Child of Sorrow, Man of Comfort

My father taught me strong moral values and personal responsibility. He taught me honesty and trust. He taught me to be compassionate and respect all life. He also taught me the... — Updated 7/15/2017

 

Once I was lost

I once dreamt that I was standing on cold concrete surrounded by men with nowhere to go. Nowhere to run. I was scared. In my dream I could fly away and hover in midair. I could see... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

The Good, Bad, and Ugly

I am a 54-year-old First Nations man living in the suburbs of an affluent, multi-cultural community just north of Toronto, Ontario. My father was a Potawatomi and my mother a... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Trusting Jesus as a Lakota woman

Finding Jesus. I am Lakota Sioux from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Both my parents were Lakota Sioux. When I was quite young, my father had to move away to find work... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Mental Illness Is Not a Defect

Mental illness was in the news a lot in 2016. Reports say one in four people deal with mental illness. Writer Mikaela Conley reporting for Good Morning America stated back in 2012... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

It takes tragedy to find true life and peace in Sandy Bay

My name is Skyler Roulette and I am a German-Canadian Treaty Cree. How so, you ask? My mom was German and came to Manitoba where she found a job working at a restaurant in... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

The Hope that can come to you

Small beginnings Born on the Onondaga Reservation near Syracuse, New York, my Native name is Laughing Water. We lived on the reservation until I was four. My parents were both... — Updated 9/9/2016

 

FEEL TRAMPLED ON?

Did you ever feel like someone stomped on your chest, trampling on your heart? Ever feel all alone and no one really cares? As a single mom with young children and pre-teens, Ruth Kathleen Smith (Laughing Water) felt that way. One... — Updated 9/9/2016

 

Seasons of Wounded Heart

To the many of you who are feeling lonely and forgotten as you sit in your cells and rooms, I say "hello." This is a small way I can reach out to those who are in what seems to be... — Updated 7/19/2016

 

From Fatherless to Manliness

There is a common thread which runs through the frayed cord of men, not only in our time and the last many generations, but in time immemorial: our fathers. Whether good or bad or... — Updated 5/14/2016

 

A Thoughtful Look at Life

My father would have been sixty years old. I wish we got to celebrate his birthday one more time. Although, this is that chance, isn't it, to celebrate him? Celebrate my Dad's... — Updated 5/14/2016

 

TONTO'S SON WALKS CREATOR'S PATH

Tonto finds the near dead Ranger and with Good Samaritan care nursed him back to health. This is one of the gifts God has bestowed on Chief Silverheels-to reach, to touch, to... — Updated 3/23/2016

 
 By Helen Worm    Life Story

Learning to love and accept myself helped me overcome fear

i'm Cree and I was born on the Kawacatoose First Nation near Quentin, Saskatchewan. My dad was born in 1923 and my mother in 1930. My parents went to Residential School for eight ye... — Updated 1/16/2016

 

Called by Creator for a purpose

"The doctor who came from the valley into our log cabin in the hills looked at me, threw up his hands, and whispered to my father, 'You send him away. He doesn't belong in the... — Updated 11/14/2015

 
 By Alvin Favel    Life Story

Tale of a Young Neechee

Once upon a time, there was a young Neechee who thought he knew it all. He would boast about his good grades in school and how he made the honor roll many times for his great achiev... — Updated 11/14/2015

 

My Hometown

My hometown village wasn't much to brag about-no roads, no cars, no airport, no fast food restaurants or movie theatre. All we had was an outdoor toilet, a cozy home with family... — Updated 11/14/2015

 

Abandoned but not forsaken

Born in Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan, almost on the border between Manitoba and Saskatchewan, it's so far north that if you go much further north, you'll hit the Northwest Territories. I... — Updated 9/10/2015

 

"Is that You, God?"

I am from a small town in South Dakota called Eagle Butte. I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Our tribe is back to back with the Standing Rock Indian. Reservation. So... — Updated 8/1/2015

 

I swore I would die before I'd...

Most of my life, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with Christianity, Christians or the Christian practice because of the historical oppression committed against Native/Indigenous... — Updated 8/1/2015

 

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