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Social Justice Philanthropy and the Indigenous Community

Even though they couldn't make the mortgage, Edgar Villanueva's church gave. They took on significant risks, supporting missionaries, responding to natural disasters, helping... — Updated 6/15/2020

Irish repaying Choctaw blessing with coronavirus donation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Recently, people of Ireland donated a substantial amount of the $3.6 million raised to help 4,300 Hopi and Navajo, in what some people consider a payback for a... — Updated 6/12/2020

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival goes online

STITTSVILLE, Ont.-COVID-19 may be keeping people home this year, but you can still enjoy the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival online until June 21. The festival will feature a... — Updated 6/15/2020

Chickasaw Nation takes art show online

ADA, Okla.-Art lovers and buyers can maintain responsible distancing while browsing Chickasaw and Southeastern artists' works online at Chickasaw and... — Updated 6/15/2020

Navajo Nation clean water infrastructure needs exceed $700 million

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Naabik'íyáti' Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council heard from programs and utilities Friday, May 22 on the water infrastructure needs aimed at... — Updated 6/12/2020

AFN national chief says funding is much needed to continue the fight against COVID-19

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First Nations is much... — Updated 6/12/2020

Indigenous players from across Canada compete in hockey tournament via PS4 NHL 20

SASKATOON, Sask.-In late May, 64 teams of gamers from Indigenous communities across Canada squared off against each other on Playstation's NHL 20 series for a chance at a cash... — Updated 6/15/2020

Four Cree Nations set blockades to protect nations

SPLIT LAKE, Manitoba-Recently, four Cree nations conflicted with Manitoba Hydro over work at the Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic. When... — Updated 6/12/2020

Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

PHOENIX-Arizona tribal leaders told House lawmakers Tuesday that moves to reopen national parks are being made without needed health safety measures to protect tribal members or... — Updated 6/12/2020

Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America

PHOENIX, Ariz.-As Miss Shoshone-Bannock, Stormie Perdash has represented her people all across the United States. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, she's representing them in a... — Updated 6/12/2020

Outstanding Native Women

• Activist • Author • Musician • Educator • Reformer *Co-composed the first Native American Opera* "For untold ages the Indian race had not used family names. A new-born... — Updated 6/15/2020

Being the Dad I Never Had

A father to the fatherless, defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. -Psalm 68:5 NIV In 1998, my life hit rock bottom. An active member of a criminal organization, a drunk,... — Updated 6/12/2020

Laugh Again

Tabloids do their best to start rumours. Here are a few headlines I'm not making up: "Farmer shoots 23-pound grasshopper." "Man's 174 MPH Sneeze Blows Wife's Hair Off." "Satan's... — Updated 6/15/2020

The Council Speaks

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The Zoo Cage Prophet

It happened twice, two days in a row. Both times I was forgotten. Time moved, but I didn't. I was left alone, cuffed, in a stand-up-only cage. I love business. I truly enjoy the... — Updated 6/15/2020

What's Your Name?

I have a very bad habit of living in the past; remembering when my children were little, which was the happiest time of my life. I wish I could turn the clock back and live those... — Updated 6/15/2020

The Creator's Victory

I want to conclude my series based on my book, Walking with the Creator, with thoughts from the final lesson, The Creator's Victory. The beguiling serpent offered Eve some... — Updated 6/15/2020


I was meditating the other day on the concept of gratefulness-a close cousin to the concept of thankfulness. Both have the common denominator of appreciation. It was just a few... — Updated 6/12/2020

Healing the Heart Through Ultimate Authority

I was part of the Sixties Scoop generation and so although I am Indigenous, I grew up in a different world, compared to my relatives on the reserve. Growing up in the city, we used... — Updated 6/15/2020

A little bit of faith goes a long way!

Our way of life has been changed in the last few months. Fear has gripped society. Social media and our news channels are bombarding us with all kind of stories, and we don't know... — Updated 6/15/2020

Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus

PHOENIX, Ariz.-The life of a college athlete can be stressful. Balancing academic and sports or taking the game-winning shot against a Top 10 team involves pressure. Former Arizona... — Updated 6/15/2020

Chickasaw publications receive awards, recognition

ADA, Okla.-Two Chickasaw Press publications recently received recognition at the state and national level. The graphic novel Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection was... — Updated 6/15/2020

Early Summer Delights

Here's a nice early summer treat for you to enjoy! Wild Mushroom Appetizer 3 cups sliced assorted wild mushrooms (morels, cepes, oyster or imported varieties) Fresh lemon juice... — Updated 6/15/2020

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