Episode Archives

Don Shugak (Sugpiaq) Part 1

Don grew up in Old Harbor, Alaska on Kodiak Island. He knew what it was like to live off the ocean, to hunt seal and bear. He also knew the darkness that effected the lives of people in his village… including his own family.

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Jeannie Dennis (Hopi) Part 4

Jeannie’ teenage son was murdered. She lived with great anger and hurt… and spent years trying to keep the killer behind bars. Despite her efforts, he was paroled. But one day, while ministering together with her husband in prison, God helped her to forgive the man who killed her son.

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Jeannie Dennis (Hopi) Part 3

When her husband walked out, Jeannie was about to reach for the bottle to ease her pain, but instead reached out to Jesus. She was driven to Him by her realization that she wanted her marriage more than a drink. What happened next is amazing.

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Jeannie Dennis (Hopi) Part 2

Jeannie and her husband, Harlan, were being driven apart by alcohol, and she finally divorced him. When nobody else wanted him, he came back, promising to change, and he did, seriously turning to the God of the Bible. Jeannie, however, did not believe him, and did everything she could to make him fall. Finally, she succeeded in driving him from the home into the arms of another woman. But the story doesn’t end there.

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Jeannie Dennis (Hopi) Part 1

Jeannie grew up in an alcoholic home, experiencing much abuse. She had a very low opinion of herself. As a young mother of three, she found herself loosed from an abusive marriage and managed, by determination, to complete her education and support her family. She fell back on alcohol but managed to hide it. She married Harlan, and things only got worse.

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Florence Flett (Cree) Part 2

Florence’s husband said to her, “Flo, you know what happened is that I got saved, I got saved.” And you know, and of course he started preaching to me, “You know, you need the Lord too, you need to be, you need to know the Lord, you need to be forgiven.” And I’m like,Yeah right. I’m thinking, you know, “I wonder how long this is going to last,” and so I just kind of like laughed in his face.

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Florence Flett (Cree) Part 1

Florence was raised up north in Manitoba in the small community of Red Sucker Lake. She bounced around between relatives until she was 17 when she met Conrad. He asked her to marry him. What happened next was very interesting.

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Gordon Thayer (Ojibwe) Part 3

Gordon’s problems with the spirits weren’t over just yet. He says, “When I went home, the stuff was still in my home; the odors, the foul voices, literally torment, and I had also a very serious problem with alcohol back in those days, from drinking constantly…”

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Gordon Thayer (Ojibwe) Part 2

While in the hospital recovering from a heart attack, Gordon said, “I was laying in bed and I heard these voices call out to me, ‘Gordon, Gordon, Gordon’. I thought somebody was by the window; I got up. I had a heart monitor on – I wasn’t connected to any tubing or anything – but I went to the window. Nobody was there, and then I realized the voice was right before me.”

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Gordon Thayer (Ojibwe) Part 1

“Early on, in Milwaukee, I got into trouble as a young man with a lot of other friends. We weren’t a gang as such, but we had a lot of trouble that we got into, to the point where it took me before the judge when I was 16 years old, 17 years old. And the judge gave me an ultimatum of either joining the military (this was back in 1962) or going into the reformatory for the trouble that I got into.”

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