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Velma Memnuk (Cree) Part 1

Velma is from Goodfish Lake, Alberta. It was a hard life, but it was good. She grew up in a log house and lived off the land. They had wild meat, a garden, cows, and chickens. “We all had to work to survive.” Her mother kept things going at home and had a significant impact on Velma’s life.

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George Olsen (Aleut)

Growing up in the village can be difficult. There are many influences that can bring a person down. Many lives have been destroyed through alcohol, drugs, and painful experiences. That could have been George’s story… but it isn’t. Listen as he shares how he was able to rise above the darkness and become a messenger of the Light.

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Wes Cardinal (Metis) Part 2

No one feels the pain more than a loving parent when one of their children dies. Wes knows this first hand. He didn’t know that when his son walked out the door that day that he would never come home. That evening he found out that his son had died in a fiery crash. They could not see the body because it was burnt. How does one make it through something like this?

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Wes Cardinal (Metis) Part 1

Wes had gotten sick. No one could figure out what was wrong… and it went on and on. Relatives began to wonder if Indian medicine was involved. More than his physical illness though, Wes had a spiritual sickness… and it’s consequences were far greater than his poor health.

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Rick Burnette (Lumbee)

I went up to the car and snatched the car door open and told him get out, but when he got out, he got out with a 357 magnum, and he placed the gun on my forehead and he said,

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Don Robinson (Tuscarora)

Don was born on the Tuscarora reservation in New York. His parents split up when he was young and for a time ended up living off the reservation when his mother remarried. As you’ll hear, those were interesting days. But the most significant event of his life took place at camp.

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