Articles from the July 15, 2015 edition


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  • Creator is calling you...

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    Did you know that Creator is speaking to us? Have you ever heard His voice? Sometimes He speaks in the most unusual places. Daniel LaPlante heard Creator God speak to him while taking a shower. You can read his story on pages 10-11 and find out what God told him. The Bible tells us that Creator longs to have a personal relationship with us. Do you know Him personally? You can through His Son, Jesus. If you want to know Him, here's how you can. Here’s how to ask jesus into your life: • Tell God that you want to accept His way...

  • A post apocalyptic adrenaline rush

    Film Review by Willie Krishke|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    Mad Max is a two-and-a-half hour post-apocalyptic car chase through the desert, with very little dialogue or plot. It's an adrenaline rush, an unapologetic popcorn movie. But that doesn't mean it's a brainless or stupid movie. Tom Hardy plays Max, because Mel Gibson has gotten too old and crazy to do so. But he's mostly a side character, along for the ride, with Charlize Theron in the driver's seat. She's a road warrior, pilot/driver of a War Machine (weaponized semi-truck in...

  • The Walls Talk

    Review by Carla McKay|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    I'm not really sure how we first came in contact with Adrian G. Torres. But almost from the first letter that Indian Life received, we knew that this prisoner was different. You see, Adrian, while a prisoner in a correctional institution, has found a way to thrive through writing. The author has a ministry through his website Friends of Adrian.com, where he writes a regular blog. Several of his blogs have appeared in Indian Life under the title "The Zoo Cage Prophet," a name...

  • Cheyenne River Sioux elder stars in upcoming film

    Talli Nauman|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    RAPID CITY, SD-"We found the perfect Dan," said independent filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson in describing how he managed to bring the book Neither Wolf Nor Dog to the movie screen. Simpson meant that the key to realization of the picture was Cheyenne River Lakota elder David Beautiful Bald Eagle, cast in the role of Dan in the soon-to-be-completed fiction film by the same name as the book. A producer-director and cinematographer from Scotland, Simpson spoke at a presentation...

  • Neal McLeod wins Gabrielle Roy Prize

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    WATERLOO, ON-WLU Press author Neal McLeod has won the 2014 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section) for his edited collection, Indigenous Poetics in Canada. In addition, Larissa Lai, also a WLU Press author, was one of four finalists for the prize with her book, Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s. The Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature awarded the prize at a reception May 30 in Ottawa. "We're very pleased by this...

  • YEEHAW! Miss Indian Rodeo

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    Miss Indian Rodeo is a role model of spirit and service! Dedicated to her strong faith, she spends much of her time helping others and honoring elders in her community. As Miss Indian Rodeo, Devalyn Crowe is a dynamic cowgirl and queen! DK: Congratulations on winning Miss Indian Rodeo! We are thrilled to visit with you! MIR: Hello, my name is Devalyn Crowe! I am 20 and I reside on the Yakima reservation, where I was born and raised. My parents are Michelle Trevino and Billy Fr...

  • ND woman wins Miss Indian World title

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM-Cheyenne Brady from New Town, ND, and member of the Sac and Fox tribe was crowned Miss Indian World at the 32nd Annual Gathering of Nations, the most prominent Native American powwow in the world. Brady received the honor out of 21 Native American women representing their different tribes and traditions who competed in the areas of tribal knowledge, dancing ability, public speaking, and personality assessment. She is currently attending North Dakota State...

  • Letters from Our Readers

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    ANTI-TRAFFICKING AND ROOTS I salute you with universal greetings of peace. I got the latest issue of Indian Life. Thanks a bunch. Two things came up while reading the issue. First was the two articles on Human Trafficking and the article on the Choctaw Medical Center in Jackson. My mother’s family has Choctaw in their blood. My great grandmother moved from Mississippi to California a long time ago. She married a man named Emmit and thus had my Granny who gave birth to my mother Cherie who gave birth to me. How would I go a...

  • Why we can't just "get over it"

    Jim Uttley|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    June 2015 will go down in history as being a very historic month on both sides of the 49th parallel (US/Canada border). At the beginning of the month, Canadians across the country marched together in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Summit in Canada's capital, Ottawa. During the final summit (there had been nine previous ones held throughout the country over the last five years), a final report will be issued by the TRC chairman, Commissioner Justice Murray Sinclair....

  • I swore I would die before I'd...

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    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 people by the institutional Church. My former boss used to joke, seriously calling it "500 years of bad haircuts." Boarding schools, forced relocation to the worst possible desolate land, sexual abuse from some Catholic soothsayers, physical and mental abuse from missionaries, cultural genocide-you...

  • "Is that You, God?"

    Daniel LaPlante as told to Jim Uttley|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    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 we are north east of Pine Ridge. I grew up on the Cheyenne River Reservation. The first town I remember living in is the little town of White Horse. My grandma was raising me until I was probably four years old. Then I went to Tribal Boarding School at the age of six. And after a year I went to a...

  • Museum hosts exhibit featuring Native American artists

    Molly Priddy|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    BIGFORK, MT-When we talk about tradition, it's often in the past tense-which traditions were born centuries ago, how they came to exist, and how they affect our lives now. But in Bigfork, the Museum of Art and History took a look at tradition through the eyes of those creating it now for the future, in their recent exhibition, "Indigenous: A New Native America." The show ran from June 5 through July 10. As a show, the exhibition's purpose was to focus on contemporary Native Am...

  • Seminole Tribe inaugurates new leadership at historic oak

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    HOLLYWOOD, FL-The Seminole Tribe of Florida inaugurated its leadership in a ceremony at the historic Council Oak Tree. Chairman James Billie won re-election as leader of the tribe, defeating three other candidates in the May 11 race. He will serve another four-year term. "These next four years I think you're going to see tremendous change in the tribe, better than you've seen before," Billie told the crowd, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. In addition to Billie, three...

  • Neechi Gear: More than a winning brand

    Malcolm McColl|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    I came up with the name Neechie Gear for a brand name when I was in university. "It means My Friend in Cree," says Kendal Netmaker, owner of the Neechie Gear, Inc., a store selling the Neechie Gear brand from the Circle Centre Mall in Saskatoon, and wholesaling the Neechie Gear Brand name to other stores in Canada, and at the Neechie Gear online store. Netmaker conceived the idea for a brand called Neechie Gear while at the University of Saskatchewan studying to become a...

  • Keynote speaker "hits homerun" at prayer breakfast

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    On May 1, 2015, Pierce county Prayer Breakfast had their first Native speaker in their 37 year history-Hattie Kauffman of Seattle, who belongs to the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. She is a former national correspondent for ABC and CBS News and before that an anchor for KING 5 in Seattle. She is also the author of "Falling into Place." The planning committee desired to invite and honor local Native Americans so they contacted Dave Norman of North America Indigenous Ministries,...

  • "Deadly" trans-Amazon railway sparks fear among tribes

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL—A controversial mega-project to build a transcontinental railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific has caused outrage among indigenous people and the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. The railway, which is backed by the Chinese government, would cross through many Indigenous territories and areas of high biodiversity across the Amazon rainforest in Peru and Brazil. If realized, it would wreak havoc on Indigenous peoples’ lands and lives by opening up the area to industrial exploitation, illeg...

  • Champlin couple create fund to support Native students at BS

    Updated Aug 1, 2015

    BEMIDJI, MN—A gift by retired biology teachers Dr. Darby and Geri Nelson to Bemidji State University’s Imagine Tomorrow campaign is intended to help American Indian students overcome financial obstacles, the BSU Foundation announced. Awards of $100 to $750 will be made from the new Helping Hands (Naadamaageng) Student Assistance Fund to enable native students to overcome a short-term money crunch that might otherwise force them to drop out. The Nelsons, who live in Champlin, said they are extending their wide-ranging phi...

  • KAIROS gathering ignites conversations on reconciliation

    Cheryl McNamara|Updated Jul 31, 2015

    OTTAWA, ON-Indigenous and non-Indigenous people engaged in powerful conversations at KAIROS events, leading up to and complementing the close of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), and the release of its findings and recommendations after six years of research on the impacts of Indian Residential Schools. KAIROS Canada's Time for Reconciliation inter-generational gathering brought together more than 400 people from across Canada, primarily from church and...

  • Reconciliation means closing poverty gap says AFN chief

    Updated Jul 31, 2015

    OTTAWA, ON-On the eve of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission releasing their final report, the Assembly of First Nations National Chief had to use strong words. AFN Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde stated that "closing the social and economic gap is a linchpin in reconciling Aboriginal People to the rest of Canada." "I urge everybody across Canada to rid themselves of things like the misconceptions about Indigenous peoples, the discriminatory, racist attitudes that may exist,...

  • Sagkeeng's Ali Fontaine to headline Aboriginal Music Week

    Updated Jul 31, 2015

    FORT ALEXANDER, MB-Sagkeeng First Nation country artist Ali Fontaine, a two-time winner at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, will be one of the musical headliners during Aboriginal Music Week in August. Fontaine, along with Saskatchewan rock group Black Rain and Montreal singer Mariame, will perform at the Aboriginal Music Week Stage at the Austin Street Festival on Aug. 21....

  • Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe case

    Updated Jul 31, 2015

    The Sac and Fox Nation and two sons of the legendary athlete and Olympian Jim Thorpe are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take on their case. Thorpe died in 1953. As he was about to be buried in Oklahoma, where he was born, his widow had the body taken to a newly-created municipality in Pennsylvania called the Borough of Jim Thorpe. Along with the tribe, Bill and Richard Thorpe say their late father belongs on Sac and Fox land in Oklahoma. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals,...

  • Manitoba apologizes to survivors of '60s Scoop

    Updated Jul 31, 2015

    WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba became the first Canadian province to offer an apology to thousands of Indigenous children who were taken from their homes during the 1960s and adopted out to families-mostly non-Native, and a majority of whom went to the United States. Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger offered a formal apology on June 18, to the survivors of the '60s Scoop and their families. "Today, I would like to apologize on behalf of the province for the imposition of this practice,"...

  • Partnership to publish new First Nations New Testament announced

    Updated Jul 31, 2015

    MILTON, ON-A partnership has been formed between Rain Ministries and OneBook to translate an English paraphrase of the New Testament created especially for and by First Nations people. The goal of the First Nations Version is to enable over seven million English-speaking Indigenous people on Turtle Island to read and hear 'Creator's Eternal Word' in the words that reflect their heart languages. Due to forced assimilation, the great majority of First Nations peoples lost the...

  • U.S. adopts new way to recognize Tribes

    Updated Jul 31, 2015

    Washington, DC-The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has adopted a new policy in regards to how tribes can apply for federal recognition. According to BIA's Assistant Secretary, Kevin Washburn, the federal acknowledgement process which was formally adopted in 1978, will no longer allow some tribes to gain recognition or affirmation of their status through other means. This new policy puts an end to that. "The recently revised Part 83 regulations promote fairness, integrity,...

  • Thousands march across Canada for Truth and Reconciliation

    Updated Jul 31, 2015

    OTTAWA, ON-The last week of May and first week of June were set aside for a national gathering of Aboriginal and non-aboriginal people who came together to pay their respects and honor the fallen-over 6,000 Native children and youth who died in Residential Schools over a period of about 150 years. It was also a time to listen, reflect, to apologize and to forgive and to learn how to begin the long process of healing. Over ten thousand marched through the streets of Canada's...

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