Jeff VanEvery (Cayuga) Part 1
Jeff, a Cayuga from Six Nations, grew up off the rez in Buffalo, New York. He started partying at an early age and he worked to support his drinking habit. His team’s success in lacrosse gave cause to celebrate often, and even when everyone else went home, for Jeff, the party never ended. He found out though, that not only does drinking ruin relationships, it ruins families.
Hugh Grant (Karuk) Part 2
Alcohol had taken Hugh… it had taken everything from him like it does to so many others. But something happened in his life that made all the difference, and now he has been clean and sober for over 27 years. Listen as Hugh shares the rest of his story.
Hugh Grant (Karuk) Part 1
“I took a drink of my mom’s beer. And it was terrible. I said, ‘Oh, how can you drink that stuff’. I’ll never forget her answer: ‘You’ll find out.’ And she was so right on.” Listen to Hugh share about how he got involved with alcohol and the toll that it would take on his life.
George Landlord (Yup’ik) Part 2
From falling into the freezing waters of the Yukon River to serving on the battlefields of Vietnam, George has lived through many challenging and difficult situations. Drugs and alcohol weren’t the answer he was looking for, but one day George did find something that would change his life forever.
George Landlord (Yup’ik) Part 1
George grew up in Mountain Village, Alaska where life can be pretty rugged. One day, while he was out on his snow machine he got caught in a storm. He got lost and, eventually, his snowmobile ran out of gas. He found himself in a potentially deadly situation. Should he abandon his snow machine or stay put?
Allen was an angry and violent man. Even his own people wanted him locked up. Chains of addiction had him bound. When all else failed him he decided to end his life.
Karen shares openly about the deep issues of life – including her struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide. This is her story: a journey From darkness to Light.
Soapy is living proof that no matter how you started, you don’t have to be defined by your past. When a throw-away becomes a child of God everything changes.
Anger made Thomas a fighter… first in the youth center, and then in the boxing ring. His skills brought him into the gangs, where he would have the fight of his life.