2012 - Grand Chief Kenny Blacksmith, Cree
Founder of Gathering Nations International - Cree
Gathering Nations International Gathering Nations International (GNI) is a First Nations founded and run non-profit corporation. Kenny and Louise Blacksmith established GNI for the purpose of bringing reconciliation, healing, and unity in people, nations, churches, and governments. The heart of GNI is to see the complete spiritual, emotional, and physical healing and release of the First Peoples of Canada from a negative past. This mission extends to include the restoration of Indigenous people worldwide.
2013 - Dr. Negiel Bigpond, Euchee
Dr. Negiel Bigpond is a full-blood member of the Euchee (Yuchi) Indian Tribe. Dr. Bigpond is a fourth generation minister of the gospel.
Dr. Bigpond played an active role in the development of a joint resolution of apology to Native peoples for ill-conceived policies by the U.S. government regarding Indian Tribes; frequently traveling to Washington D.C. to work with Senator Sam Brownback (Ret.) of Kansas. In light of his tireless work with the resolution, Charisma Magazine named Dr. Bigpond one of the Ten Most Influential Christian Leaders of 2006. His works include his involvement with Native America Justice Gate East of the Mississippi; which deals with land reconciliation in the eastern states. He has graciously received various keys to cities and proclamations from governors and mayors for his works.
All Nations North America's Annual Meeting, IHOP-KC
A.N.N.A. hosts once a year a speaker to share their heart for the Native Peoples of North America. They impart wisdom, teachings and encouragements. We gather at the end of the year, usually the day before or a day after the Onething Conference in Kansas City, MO.
2014 - Clifton Pettit, Cherokee
Clifton Pettit is a full blooded Cherokee from Telequah, Oklahoma. Clifton Pastors a church and travels North America to preach the gospel to many.
Clifton has worked with men in the faith such as John Bennefield, Lou Engle, Jay Swallow, Negiel Bigpond and many. many others. The revelation he carries needs to be heard in this hour and for preparing the Native Peoples as the Sleeping Giant Awakens.