The Stories

Weekly radio episodes and select featured stories

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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Gary Quequish (Oji-Cree) Part 2

A miracle happened the day that Gary met the Lord. Everything changed. Some might say that he chose the whiteman’s religion. Gary says no. Jesus came for all people....

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Gary Quequish (Oji-Cree) Part 1

What the listener should know… Gary recorded this testimony shortly after he was told he only had weeks to live. Regardless of whether the doctor was right or not,...

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Sam Herman (Cup’ik) Part 2

“Ten horse is not fast enough for going, 22 foot long wooden boat”, Sam said as he recalled the moments after his side had been laid open by a...

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Sam Herman (Cup’ik) Part 1

I born Cup’ik, real Eskimo. I didn’t born in the spring but I born at grass. No, no spring brat. Sod house, and my blanket is all those grasses...

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