GFM Launches #SacredSpaces Initiative

GFM Launches #SacredSpaces Initiative

Good Faith Media is launching a new initiative called #SacredSpaces. As the GFM staff begins to travel across the country again, we want to be intentional about recognizing the sacred locations where God’s presence permeates. Recently, while working on a project about...
Rick Santorum Is Wrong – and Right

Rick Santorum Is Wrong – and Right

As a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation, whose ancestral lands reside in the modern-day states of Georgia and Alabama, I listened with immense frustration and anger as former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, gave claim to American...
Blood Quantum Dispelled by Raceless Gospel

Blood Quantum Dispelled by Raceless Gospel

“How much Indian are you?” As a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation with brown skin, numerous white people have often asked this question when finding out about my Native American roots. I’m sure no one means harm when asking the question, but history offers evidence...
Finding Healing in My Tribe

Finding Healing in My Tribe

In my ancestral language of Muscogee Creek, CVFEKNICETV (juh-fig-nay-je-duh) means “to heal someone or something.”  This message greeted my wife and me as we drove up to the Muscogee Creek Hospital in Okemah, Oklahoma, to receive our COVID-19 vaccines. The indigenous...
5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

I’m not anyone’s mascot. As a citizen of the Muscogee Creek tribe, there are some factors I would like for readers to consider, especially those still arguing that naming sports teams after Native Americans is somehow not demeaning or dehumanizing. Before...