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BUILD: Native Christian Leadership for the Next Generation

The greatest need among our Native tribes and nations today is Native Christian Leadership!  We need examples that we can follow that impact our families, communities, churches, and tribal councils.  Men and women who will be mentors to the next generation.  That’s what’s known as Discipleship. Learn about a partnership with CHIEF and Center for Indian Ministries call BUILD: Biblical, United, Indigenous, Leadership, Development.

Huron Claus

Huron Claus

President/CEO at CHIEF, Inc.

Welcome to our CHIEF Website!  Take a few minutes and gain a greater picture of the ministry of CHIEF serving the indigenous people groups of the Americas.  Your heart will be touched, challenged, and encouraged as you see lives changed for the Glory of God!

My prayer is that you will join us in partnership whether it be in prayer, serving, sending or celebrating. God is raising up a new generation of Warriors of Christ!

Huron travels frequently to represent CHIEF and to minister to various Native peoples. He speaks at churches, conferences, special events. You can listen to his speaking on the speaking page here.

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It is CHIEF’s desire to encourage, equip and empower our Native Christian leaders of today and the generations to come. 

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The Ministry Alliance is a collaboration that aims for a synergy where each partner hopes that the benefits from the alliance will be greater than those from individual efforts.


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A Special Visitation

A Special Visitation

Written by: Lynn Long   Permeating the shoreline of Marquette Lake’s 5.6-mile shore in Bemidji, Minnesota, were the words, “How Great Thou Art," resonating under a large white tent on Oak Hill’s Christian College campus. What comforting words amidst the effects...

Huron Claus at North Chapel Fountain Hills, AZ – VIDEO

Huron Claus at North Chapel Fountain Hills, AZ – VIDEO

Huron Claus spoke at North Chapel in Fountain Hills AZ about the ministry to the Native peoples.  "I thank God for partners in ministry!! I have known Bobby Brewer of North Chapel from Fountain Hills, AZ for 25 years. He asked me to share at his gathering this past...

Confronting the Past – Huron Claus on Podcast with World Radio

Confronting the Past – Huron Claus on Podcast with World Radio

Huron Claus was interviewed on World Radio about Confronting the Past. His statement was captured as follows: Huron Claus heads CHIEF, a Native American evangelism outreach ministry. His paternal grandparents both attended a boarding school in Ontario, Canada. Claus...


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