First Nations

Stories from First Nations People in Canada

Richard Paul (Maliseet) Part 3

When Richard finally decided not to worry about what others thought, he publicly went forward to accept Jesus as his Savior. His life changed. Drugs and alcohol were left behind and God restored his marriage. Richard is a musician who sings about his Faith in Jesus. You can hear his music on this program and visit his website: www.richardpaul.ca

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Richard Paul (Maliseet) Part 2

Cocaine had a hold of him… and he couldn’t break it’s grip. His life was falling apart. His wife had left him numerous times. Richard’s addictions were destroying his family. His wife starting attending church – which really angered him. But it didn’t stop her. One day he decided to go with her. And something began to happen in his heart.

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Richard Paul (Maliseet) Part 1

Richard got involved in alcohol and drugs early in life. Even though everything looked fine on the outside, he was being torn apart on the inside. He met a girl who came from a Christian family. He would ask her questions about God. One night, while watching tv he came across a preacher who seemed to be talking right to him.

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Veronica Moberly (Okanagan)

Veronica was rejected by her biological father. He lived only an hour away but had no desire to be a part of her life. Not only did she feel that rejection, Veronica also grew up without the love and protection that her dad was supposed to provide. With alcohol in the home, she needed that protection… but instead she had to hide away in fear. But it would not always be this way.

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Deloris Cardinal (Metis)

One of the most difficult events in life is when someone close to you dies. The sting of death is especially painful when it comes unexpectedly. This was the case in Deloris’ life when she lost her brother. She shares candidly about her loss and the sober reality that she came to regarding her own readiness for death.

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Tom Claus (Mohawk) Christmas Special

Tom Claus reflects on what Christmas was like growing up on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario many years ago. After all the gifts were opened, the family would sit down together and read the Christmas story from the Bible. Tom goes on to read the story for us and then speaks about the gift that God gave to all people – His Son, Jesus Christ.

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Martin Bear (Cree – Maliseet) Part 2

Martin believed that he would die an alcoholic. His wife coped with his drinking by abusing prescription meds. When it landed her in the hospital Martin didn’t care. But when lasting change came into her life, he noticed. Find out what she had, and what would eventually change Martin’s life too.

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Martin Bear (Cree – Maliseet) Part 1

Martin was abandoned by his parents when he was thirteen years old. It was then that he had his first taste of alcohol. It wouldn’t be his last. The bottle had a grip on Martin that would not let go. Listen as he shares about his early years before Christ came into his life.

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Frank Wilson (Cree)

Frank grew up on a reserve north of Winnipeg. At a young age, his dad took ill and so Frank dropped out of school to help meet the family’s needs. Before he died, Frank’s father trained him how to work in the bush. Although his dad was a Christian, Frank wasn’t interested. He lived life his way. He got into drinking and nearly died in a car wreck. But that didn’t change anything. It wasn’t until his own boy asked him to go to church with him one day that Frank began to think his life over.

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Frank Ward (Cree) Part 2

Frank speaks candidly about the quest for love. He tells of how he would do things he knew weren’t right in order to gain the acceptance of others. He would come to realize though that all he needed would be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Frank is both honest and confident as he shares these personal things.

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