The Stories

Weekly radio episodes and select featured stories

Norman Head (Cree) Part 2

Norman was glad to be in residential school. He enjoyed being away from his community and the opportunities that being in Prince Albert brought. That all changed though when...

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Norman Head (Cree) Part 1

Norman grew up in an alcoholic home. It was not a safe place for anyone. He describes what it was like living through it as a child. For anyone...

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Herman McClanahan (Navajo) Part 2

Herman’s life has been deeply effected by a terrible car accident in his youth. But instead of being bitter, his life is marked by love and humility. How can...

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Herman McClanahan (Navajo) Part 1

Herman and his family were involved in a life-changing car wreck because of alcohol. Yet, he is not bitter. Join us for this two-part story about a story of...

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Arlan Melendez (Paiute) Part 3

Tribal Chairman, Arlan Melendez is living proof that God can break the chains that bind us and give us power to change. Arlan was once hopeless, wondering if there...

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Arlan Melendez (Paiute) Part 2

We left off last time with Arlan suggesting he had hit rock bottom. It was there in that place that, instead of going to the bar again like he...

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Arlan Melendez (Paiute) Part 1

Sometimes people need to hit rock bottom before they’re ready to look up. That’s what happened to Arlan. In part one of his story, Arlan shares how he got...

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Mike Andrews (Tohono O’odham/Quechan) Part 3

Making pottery is part of the O’odham culture. One day while in boarding school, Miss Ira Redbird came to teach Mike’s class how to make pottery. Mike explains the...

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Mike Andrews (Tohono O’odham/Quechan) Part 2

There are significant moments in each of our lives that we will never forget. Some we wish we could forget, but others we cherish because of the positive impact...

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Mike Andrews (Tohono O’odham/Quechan) Part 1

Mike grew up in foster homes and boarding school – all the while longing to be back with his family. When he started high school, he learned to play...

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