Tag Archives: Kevin Cummings

Veterans find peace, purification at American Lake Sweat Lodge in Lakewood

To all of the supporters of Council FIRE, you each have a piece of this good work, your prayers, encouragement, and donations have been put to good use.  We have previously posted stories of our wood runs, and given special … Continue reading

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American Myths Debunked: Europeans Brought Culture to North America

From Indian Country Today Media Network And so we come to our second-to-last look at Cracked.com’s “6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America,” specifically myth #5, “Native Culture Wasn’t Primitive.” The “myth” Cracked.com is trying to debunk … Continue reading

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Canada Is The Only UN Member To Reject Landmark Indigenous Rights Document

From the Huffington Post Posted: 10/02/2014 4:52 pm EDT Canada singled itself out as the only country to raise objections over a landmark United Nations document re-establishing the protection of the rights of indigenous people last week. It was a … Continue reading

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IRS Rules that Council FIRE is a Tax Exempt Public Charity

Council FIRE is pleased to announce that the long process of dealing with the IRS is finally over, and we have been declared a tax exempt organization, under IRS section 501(c)(3).  We have further been designated a public charity under … Continue reading

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Council FIRE and IAM Step Up to Support Native Veterans

Kris and Wayne Thompson,  a shining example of good people stepping up to help. The Veterans Administration at American Lake, just outside of Joint Base Lewis McChord in Tacoma, WA., has supported Native ceremony as support to military personnel suffering from … Continue reading

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