Special full-length versions of The Storyteller

The Rescuer Rescued – The Story of Gordon Thayer (Ojibwe)

Gordon got into serious trouble as a young man.  He ended up standing before a judge who presented him with two choices: join the military or go to reform school.  Gordon joined the Air Force and eventually became a part of the special forces unit, Pararescue, serving two tours in Vietnam.  Pararescue’s motto is “These things we do, that others may live”.  That was his mission during the war, and he fulfilled it valiantly… receiving the US military’s third highest combat-only award, the Silver Star.  Years later, though, in a different battle, Gordon found himself as a prisoner – powerless to set himself free.

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Abandoned, abused, forgiven, free. An elder shares her story – The Testimony of Anne Morrow (Cree)

Anne’s mother abandoned the family when Anne was just a little girl. When Anne was five years old her father put her in residential school where she was abused. How does one overcome such trauma? As she shares her life’s journey you’ll find a remarkable story of forgiveness… not just in what she says, but in what she does. Her story reminds us that there really is hope – no matter what.

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The Shepherd’s Song – Psalm 23

These are challenging days across Native North America and throughout the world. For many First Nations and Native American communities, the prospect of contracting Covid-19 is frightening. Underlying health conditions put many Native people at greater risk with this coronavirus. Tribal leaders are working hard to protect their communities and we’re grateful. The uncertainty of life is very apparent in times like these… and so is the shadow of death. So where do we turn… where do we find hope when things are so difficult? Soapy Dollar, Mescalero Apache and host of The Storyteller radio program points us to where he has found it, and where you can too.

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Tom Claus (Mohawk) New Years Special

New Years Eve is a very special time in the Claus family. It was on that night many years ago that the family gathered together around the radio and heard something that would change their lives forever. Listen as Tom reflects on the significance of that day and what it means to him after all these years.

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