Osiyo Oginali (Hello Friend) I am blessed to know the Bob Family. We first met many years ago when I was volunteering with Warriors for Christ! Inc. In later years, Wilma and I traveled to Kansas and Missouri together. (Photo:  2004 Convocation of Eagles) Then we partnered in hosting the Convocation of Eagles Gatherings locally […]

Originally posted on First Nations Monday:
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS Nationally, many mental health organizations recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.  We affirm the tremendous need for mental health awareness and recognize the significance of focused prayer on “broken treaties” and “standing in the gap” at this time. BROKEN TREATIES Historical References /…

Originally posted on First Nations Monday:
KIDNAPPING & SEX TRAFFICKING OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE Historical References and Anniversaries March 1, 1524 – Phil Konstantin notes in his book, This Day in North American Indian History, that an American Indian boy is kidnapped by explorers. ( http://americanindian.net/March.html ). This incident is also referred to on the Athena…

CRUEL DONATIONS Historical References and Anniversaries September 27, 1850 – Donation Land Act. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donation_Land_Claim_Act The Great Divide: Resettlement and the New Economy: Oregon Donation Land Law http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/narratives/subtopic.cfm?subtopic_ID=25 Definition of ‘donation’ (Merriam Webster): the act or an instance of donating: as (a) the making of a gift especially to a charity or public institution (b) a […]

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  Osiyo Oginali (Hello Friend) – On February 25, 2017 I was blessed to have been interviewed by Kyle Taylor, Office of Student Life and Enrollment Management Retention Specialist at Bacone College regarding my participation in the online American Indian Ministry Program.  The interview video is available on Facebook at this URL:  VIDEO . After nearly 20 […]

Originally posted on First Nations Monday:
HOLIDAYS Historical References and Anniversaries February 12 – President Lincoln’s Birthday February 20 – President’s Day February 22 – Washington’s Birthday This month, the majority of this Nation will be acknowledging the deeds of two former presidents, through the observance of President’s Day. This month as we ‘observe’ these…

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DANCE Historical References and Anniversaries Indian Dancing Department of the Interior Office of Indian Affairs Segments from the Circular No. 1665 and Supplement to Circular No. 1665 April 26, 1921 and February 14, 1923 CHAS. H. BURKE, Commissioner A link for the segments of both letters. http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~rfrey/PDF/329/IndianDances.pdf A link…

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LANGUAGE Historical References and Anniversaries The English Language in Indian Schools – Pages XX thru XV Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs To The Secretary of the Interior The Year 1887 By J.D.C. Atkins (Sept 21, 1887) Main Website for Online Copy of Entire Report http://www.archive.org/details/annualreportofco188700unitrich Webpage…

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RESTORATION OF CULTURE AND CALLING Historical References and Anniversaries Indians Forced to Cut Their Hair – January 13, 1902 ( http://www.bluecloud.org/misunder.html ) On January 13, 1902, Commissioner W.S. Jones, from the Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior in Washington, wrote a letter stating that all Indian men…