Articles written by Kene Jackson Nefc Executive Director

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Expiry Date

I'm saying good-bye to a Gospel Musician friend of mine today. We're singing a few songs at his wake and then the funeral is tomorrow. I'm really going to miss the guy! I'll... — Updated 9/2/2021


An Open Door for Positive Influence

I remember Chris, a divorced single mom who'd recently lost her IT job. She was struggling to find her way in life, as well as to make a living for herself and her daughter. She... — Updated 8/6/2020



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


Editorial Viewpoint

I was watching a news report this morning about an earthquake in Asia. It wasn't all that bad (as earthquakes go) but it got me thinking about the storms we all face in life. Everyo... — Updated 4/8/2020


Editorial Viewpoint

We pass milestones every 12 months when January 1 rolls around again, and again, and again . . . all of a sudden we look at a few more years gone! Indian Life passed a significant... — Updated 4/8/2020


Editorial Viewpoint

I took the time the other day to count the doors at our place. It took me about 30 seconds to figure out that we have 12 of them. It was kind of a mundane exercise, but it got me... — Updated 4/7/2020


Editorial Viewpoint

I've been intrigued by the story of a Rocky Mountain Cree of the mid 1800s, a chief named Maskepetoon. Told by many, his story has become a mix of myth, legend and truth. However,... — Updated 8/20/2019


Editorial Viewpoint

For the last couple years, my wife, Milly, and I have been involved with what are called "grief camps." This is rapidly becoming a real focal point on our schedule, one of those,... — Updated 6/3/2019


Editorial Viewpoint

A couple years back, about a week before Easter, a fellow musician shared with me this viewpoint on Easter Sunday. I’d like to pass it on to you. Read on. He said, “I don’t call it... — Updated 4/5/2019


A Note from Kene . . .

I watched this year as the summer season morphed to fall. It happened quite abruptly as the September snow fell on the green leaves and grass of an ecosystem that wasn't quite... — Updated 11/24/2018


Editorial Viewpoint

It's with a lot of excitement and not a small amount of angst that I put pen and ink to this issue of the Indian Life newspaper, our first in the partnership and merger of Indian... — Updated 10/5/2017


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