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The Council Speaks

Q: I am proud to be a child of God. Right now, I am struggling with the problem of determining which things in my Native American culture will fit in with my Christian faith and... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

From Addict to Pastor

My Native American family of Creek and Cherokee descent was at best a nominal Christian family, but I have fond memories of attending vacation Bible school and going to church on ra... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Perspectives 

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

The Zoo Cage Prophet

It's just unreliable. There is absolutely no pattern to it. The day or the hour doesn't determine when it's hot, cold, or warm. To rely on such a system is nonsense. It's too much... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Laugh Again

Almost every person who makes a living public speaking has experienced a zipper malfunction on stage. This has happened to me twice. The first time it happened, I was speaking to a... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Outstanding Native Women

WWII U.S. Marine Corp veteran who worked in secret and confidential files, Washington DC Nearly 800 Native American women served in the U.S. military during WWII. For several... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
 By Crying Wind    Perspectives 

Crying Wind

Flowers are one of the special gifts God gave us. Flowers adorn our births, weddings, anniversaries, and our deaths. Flowers speak for us when we can't find the words to say, "I... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
 By JB Katke    Perspectives 

Respect, or the Lack Thereof

"Momma, no!" The child's wails rose above the din in the store: Mothers and children were everywhere, shopping for school clothes. Small children, too little to be involved in the... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Your Health

"The last thing I expected was for my 55-year-old husband to have a heart-attack," Cherolyn Conway says. "We didn't realize he had any heart issues. But we learned he had 75% and 95... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Healing the Heart through Spiritual Blessings

As I take a look at what our spiritual ancestor Paul said in his written letter to the local church community, I see some wisdom that can help us heal our broken hearts. So many... — Updated 8/20/2019

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives 

Can You Forgive Yourself?

Some people carry very heavy burdens. At some time in life, every person is haunted by deeds done and words said that were later regretted a thousand times over. Often, people beat... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

The Council Speaks

Question: I am a First Nations person who was taken from my parents as a child and placed in a non-native foster home. I am an adult now and want to know who my biological parents... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Oh yes...

There are times  When...I can feel... The blood coursing  Through my veins As... I behold The many injustices  Suffered... Injustices...still being suffered  Within...the... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

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

 

Letters to our readers

Just to let you know that there are a few men in here with me that see the difference between mass media news and your newspaper, and they all came to the same conclusion. And that... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

A Friend in Need

It happens to all of us. At times we're tempted to feel overwhelmed by the challenges we face. Life is not easy for any of us! And sometimes it's harder than other items. One of... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Setting Your Body Clocks

One way to respect your body is to be aware of your natural body cycles. Within your biological system you have a timekeeping computer inside the hypothalamus and consisting of a... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Move over, Job

Sometimes when I'm struggling and everything seems to go wrong and I'm feeling sorry for myself, I compare myself to Job, in the Bible. OK, I don't have boils and my sheep and... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Laugh Again

I love baseball. Oh, I know it isn't as fast paced as golf or lawn bowling, but I enjoy the delicate game of cat and mouse between pitcher and batter. The tension of a ninth inning... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

I have recently thought a lot about light, water and seeds that God created. But I've also begun to see another pattern. It took me years to see the pattern. Even as I studied... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Outstanding Native Women

• WARN Co-Founder • Civil Rights Activist • Nurse When officials in the Catholic grade school where Lorelei DeCora was enrolled tried unsuccessfully to sever her ties to her A... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

The Council Speaks

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Letters from our readers

I’m currently incarcerated at Algoma Treatment Remand Centre. I have said the prayer in the Indian Life newspaper. I have surrendered my life over to Jesus. Thank you. I come from Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways, located in... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

A Cracker and Fruit Punch

One morning, I was taken to the phlebotomist. My doctor had ordered blood tests, and three full tubes of blood were being demanded of me. My arms' veins cooperated nicely, the proce... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

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