Every Nation and Tribe

Taking the gospel to America's indigenous people

Brent Maracle's Mohawk name, Sakonese- riiosta, means, "He makes the day good for them."

Maracle received the moniker from elders of his Mohawk tribe. Each tribal name among the Mohawk is unique, and each member is responsible for making his or her name honorable.

"Whenever anyone calls me by my name, it reminds me of my responsibility and obligation," Maracle says. "Jesus is the One who brings eternal life and makes the day good. I see my name as a reflection of my relationship with Jesus and the mission He has called me to continue."

For more than a year now, Maracle is the president and chi...

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