Thursday, September 10, 2009


From Wiconi's Smoke Signal

This year’s 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast for the National Congress of American Indians ( as part of their national conference. This year it is in Palm Springs, CA. This is when elected tribal government leaders from all across the United States meet to work on issues facing Native people. There can be as many as 3-4000 people attending. Last year was our inaugural event and was a great success as seventy-five tribal leaders attended. Afterwards many of them told us how much they appreciated the opportunity to meet for a spiritual time of prayer and encouragement in the midst of intense political work. I am again organizing, programming and co-hosting the event. Wiconi International carries the weight of organizing speakers, travel, housing, etc. and programming, as well as the budget, which is $4200 this year. My hope in the coming years is to become an encourager to Native leaders beyond the prayer breakfast by facilitating a network/community of people who meet throughout the year for friendship, encouragement, accountability and support in some capacity. Thank you for your partnership with us in this important effort. To give online click here. (Visit to read of their important work).


I waxed bold and eloquent, at least in a pathetic kind of way, two weekends ago at church despite the fact that a few people were quite offended by a few things I said. You can watch a podcast of my slurmon at and find out for yourself what the big deal was.

Richard & Katherine Twiss
Co-founders, Wiconi International

There's some weird little Will Farrell skit before the sermon.
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