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 […]

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HOLIDAYS Historical References and Anniversaries February 12 – President Lincoln’s Birthday February 20 – President’s Day February 22 – Washington’s Birthday This month, the majority of this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DANCE Historical References and Anniversaries Indian Dancing Department of the Interior Office of Indian Affairs Segments from the Circular No. 1665 and Supplement to Circular No. 1665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LANGUAGE Historical References and Anniversaries The English Language in Indian Schools – Pages XX thru XV Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs To The Secretary of the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RESTORATION OF CULTURE AND CALLING Historical References and Anniversaries Indians Forced to Cut Their Hair – January 13, 1902 ( http://www.bluecloud.org/misunder.html ) On January 13, 1902, Commissioner W.S. Jones,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…

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PROPHECY Historical References and Anniversaries Jesuits Foretell of a Lunar Eclipse – January 31, 1646 (http://americanindian.net/January.html ) Father Pierre Millet Foretells of a Lunar Eclipse – January 21, 1674 (http://americanindian.net/January.html ) According to Phil Konstantin’s book, This Day In North American Indian History, both instances tell of American Indians…

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PEACE Historical References and Anniversaries Killing at Peace Talks – January 26, 1716 (http://americanindian.net/January.html ) In consulting Phil Konstantin’s book, This Day In North American Indian History, I read that January 26, 1716, a group of Cherokee, Creek and Yamassee representatives met at a Cherokee village in Georgia for…

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DO YOU remember the last time you fell on your knees to pray for your mentor, your pastor, your employer or some other authority figure in your life? 1 Timothy 2:2-3 says “Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as…

DO YOU rely on other people to give you confidence in your faith? John 5:44 says, “You like to have your friends praise you, and you don’t care about praise that only God can give.” The edifying words of a friend or mentor are of great value in our journey. However, in these last days, […]

HAVE YOU ever considered how easy it should be to speak about what we know and what we have seen? Often times it is the simple responsibilities of being a follower and witness of Christ that become the most complicated or abandoned when we lack faith. Gideon said in Judges 6:17, “It’s hard to believe […]