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Trying to keep Indigenous people out of jail in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, Ont.-Thirteen people have died in jail in Thunder Bay, Ontario, since 2002, and more than half were First Nations people-in fact, some report that 39 percent of... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Native American community builds homeless camp for their own

RAPID CITY, S.D.-If you're seeing tepees outside of Rapid City, S.D., you might assume it's yet another Black Hills attraction for the tourists. But you might assume wrongly. You... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Record number of Indigenous lawmakers elected

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On election day 2020 in the United States, a record number of six indigenous people were elected to positions in the U.S. House and Senate. The U.S. House expanded... — Updated 12/8/2020

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A Chickasaw Dictionary now available in digital format

"A Chickasaw Dictionary" by Rev. Jesse Humes and Vinnie May (James) Humes, originally published in 1973, is now accessible in digital format at AChickasawDictionary.com. "Language... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Gifted quilts prepare Chickasaw elder veterans for coming winter

OKLAHOMA CITY-More than 30 Chickasaw elder veterans received custom-made quilts during a Nov. 10 drive-thru luncheon, thanks to the stitch work of a Chickasaw citizen and her... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Native American Veterans Memorial opens

WASHINGTON, D.C.-After 25 years in the making, the National Native American Veterans Memorial opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on November 11, 2020, which was... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Tribal flags now fly over Montana Capitol

HELENA, MT.-In October, the eight tribes of Montana gathered to celebrate rising of their tribal flags as a permanent display in front of the Montana State Capitol. The legislation... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Hundreds of Native American treaties digitized

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Thanks to a newly completed digitization effort by the U.S. National Archives and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, researchers and the... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Providing COVID-19 protection and the gospel across Northern Canada

WINNEPEG, MB-Almost 175 First Nations communities across Canada have received kits including personal protective equipment (PPE), Bibles and other support supplies from a coalition... — Updated 12/8/2020

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PM announces support for Indigenous communities to take over child welfare services

The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced in late November that his government is providing $542 million for First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to help... — Updated 12/8/2020

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From Victim to Victory

So if the Son makes you free, you will be free for sure. John 8:36 NLV In 1983, I was charged with first-degree murder. At the time, I was so messed up with drugs, that half the... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Outstanding Native Women

Deb Haaland, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna People, was born in Winslow, Arizona into a military family. Her father, J.D. "Dutch" Haaland, a Norwegian-American, was a... — Updated 12/8/2020

Back from the Bottom of Life

Perhaps like DeBora Gurno, you feel you’ve reached the bottom of your life. But you are not alone. Your Father in heaven is waiting for you to turn to Him through Jesus Christ. He is longing for you to enter a relationship with... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Crying Wind

When I was young, I spent many years volunteering at a Navajo Indian Mission in New Mexico. It was one of the happiest and most rewarding times of my life. At times it was also... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Loving Laminin

To avoid my ho-hum attitude associated with taking earth and its marvels for granted, I try pretending. What if I lived in a distant galaxy and came to visit earth for the first... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Healing the Heart Through Being Event Oriented

I have come to realize over the years that we Indigenous people are historically event-oriented people, rather than time-oriented people. Our worldview is for the most part the... — Updated 12/8/2020

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The Zoo Cage Prophet

"Two For the Price of One" is always an attention-grabbing offer. It's hard to ignore getting seconds free, just because you wanted firsts. "Two-for-One" works well for retail, but... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Laugh Again

"There's darkness down there," our four-year-old granddaughter whispered as she peered down the stairs. She was right. Bright spots on planet earth seem scarce these days. I love... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Rock Chips

The windshield was cracked. Not just a hairline fracture but a spiderweb that had the potential to make Spider-Man sit up and take notice! So I got it changed. Such a... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Cheating Death

Have you ever had a close call with disaster? I mean, so close that you could have died? Maybe the situation happened so fast that you didn't even have time to blink, but you knew... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Mi'kmaw artist chosen for Marvel series

TORONTO, Ont.-When a message popped into his email box with the subject line, "Draw for a Marvel Comic?" David Cutler almost deleted it, thinking it was a scam. Yes, he was an... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Student curates new museum exhibit

FORT SMITH, N.W.T-While many people have learned to do quite a variety of things from home during the 2020 pandemic, Isaiah Wiltzen, a 19-year-old history student from the... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Native Cooking

This Abenaki food writer Dale Carson's recipe from her New Native American Cooking (Random House, 1996). The majority of the food words in the book are in the Wampanoag language.... — Updated 12/8/2020

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The Council Speaks

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