Janet Martinez (Navajo) Part 2
Janet continues her story… sharing about how she was strong-willed but came to realize that she couldn’t do everything on her own. She took some formal training and got a job but didn’t like the work. So, she ended up joining the Marines. Years later she found herself in a relationship and pregnant. Against her boyfriends’ wishes she decided to keep her baby. That choice would ultimately change her life forever.
Janet Martinez (Navajo) Part 1
Janet grew up on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. In her youth, she was an ambitious and self-reliant young girl who was not afraid to make tough choices. That may be because of growing up in a home with alcohol where she came face to face with fear, neglect, and abuse.
Thomas Ranville (Metis) Part 2
It was a News Years Eve Thomas would never forget. He tried to get drunk but he couldn’t. He tried to get high but he couldn’t. He became a spectator though to those who had. And he was ashamed about what happened in the clubhouse that night. It was there that he decided to turn to God.
Thomas Ranville (Metis) Part 1
Thomas grew up angry and bitter because of what life was like for him as a child. He ended up spending time in the Manitoba Youth Centre where he got into a lot of fights. Because he was a good fighter, they encouraged him to get into boxing… which gave his anger an outlet. Thomas eventually ended up joining a gang as an enforcer.
Eddie Lindsey (Creek) Part 3
Stories are important to our Native people and they are important to Eddie. He tells the story that his mom told him about a turtle and the lesson that it taught. Then he shares about the most important story you’ll ever hear. Join us for this special Storyteller program.
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.