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The Storyteller

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The Storyteller is a 15-minute weekly radio broadcast and podcast featuring true stories from Native American - First Nations people across North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation. Don't be fooled, this is not some religious, feel good program. This is real life. It's raw, direct and personal. If you're tired of the way things are, or wonder if there really is hope for something better, you may want to listen to some folks who understand. The Storyteller can be heard by radio broadcast in over 700 communities in Canada and the US, and throughout the world via the Internet.

Location:

Bemidji, MN

Description:

The Storyteller is a 15-minute weekly radio broadcast and podcast featuring true stories from Native American - First Nations people across North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation. Don't be fooled, this is not some religious, feel good program. This is real life. It's raw, direct and personal. If you're tired of the way things are, or wonder if there really is hope for something better, you may want to listen to some folks who understand. The Storyteller can be heard by radio broadcast in over 700 communities in Canada and the US, and throughout the world via the Internet.

Language:

English

Contact:

PO BOX 1001 Bemidji, MN 56619 8777664648


Episodes
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Frank Ward (Cree) Part 1

7/15/2024
Frank grew up in the Cree community of Loon Lake, Alberta. He remembers good times with family in the bush, hunting and trapping. He reflects on the blessing of having a dad and a mom. And he speaks about his spiritual journey, how he came to understand that he had a problem he couldn't fix.

Duration:00:14:30

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Emerson Falls (Sac and Fox) Part 2

7/8/2024
Emerson joined the army. It was a rebellious time in his life and he was getting into trouble. One day, someone stole some money from another person's locker. The commanding officer told Emerson he knew that he had taken the money. When he asked why the CO thought that, the officer said, "because you're nothing but a worthless human being." Emerson couldn't say anything because that's how he felt about himself. What happened after that changed his direction forever.

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Emerson Falls (Sac and Fox) Part 1

7/1/2024
Emerson was raised in an urban setting away from the reservation. But home was where the relatives were and they would go back often. His dad raised the family Christian after being coming out of the traditional way. Emerson followed, but later began to question what he believed.

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Connie Hayes (Colville, Creek, Cherokee)

6/24/2024
Though originally from Washington State, she was raised by her grandparents in rural Oklahoma. When she was three, her father was shot and killed. Thankfully, she had her grandparents who provided a stable, loving environment... and made a lasting impact on her life.

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Paul Frost (Yup'ik) Part 3

6/17/2024
"I wanted to go do these drugs cause I hadn't done them for quite some time and it was time for me to do them again. I used to go on three-day binges. I would disappear and my wife and kids didn't know where I was. They didn't know if I was dead or alive or nothing." Listen as Paul shares his battle with addiction and how it finally came to an end.

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Paul Frost (Yup'ik) Part 2

6/10/2024
Working on the Alaska pipeline, Paul got into drugs and alcohol. It changed his life. His addictions had full control over him, until one night, when he had a dream so terrifying, that it caught his full attention.

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Paul Frost (Yup'ik) Part 1

6/3/2024
He was in a fist fight at least twice a week, every week for most of his schooling... because of the way he looked. He didn't fit in with the white kids... he didn't fit in with the Native kids. Listen as Paul shares about the early days of his journey and how that would influence his outlook in the days to come.

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Adrienne Kinney (Cheyenne/Arapaho) Part 2

5/27/2024
Where was the peace that others seemed to have? As she looked around, she couldn't help but notice. How come she couldn't find it? It seems she'd been fighting for something all her life... perhaps just fighting to survive. She'd learned that in her youth. But she wanted what these folks had. Listen as she shares how she finally found what she was looking for.

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Adrienne Kinney (Cheyenne/Arapaho) Part 1

5/20/2024
Adrienne recalls as a young girl how she was sick at school one day. As the teacher took her home, all she could think about was what they were going to find when they got there. She wanted to jump out of the car and run into the house so no one would see what she was afraid of.

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Vince Garcia (Navajo)

5/13/2024
Vince was kicked out of his home at the age of 11 because he stood in the way of his father abusing his mother. He quickly learned how to live on the streets of Chicago. Trouble was something he was very familiar with. His life was careening out of control and he was headed for disaster when God came into his life and changed everything.

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Ryan O'Leary (Ojibwe)

5/6/2024
Ryan grew up with sports, but he was especially good at hockey... so good in fact that he was eventually drafted by a professional hockey team. He wasn't content though - something was missing.

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Ray Sparklingeyes (Cree) Part 3

4/29/2024
Ray shares how his grandfather told him stories that were handed down from his people... stories that were very scary and brought fear to him as a child. He shares one of these along with the impact that it had on him then, and the perspective that he has about it now.

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Ray Sparklingeyes (Cree) Part 2

4/22/2024
Ray recalls a sobering moment: "When I woke up, I was sick. Not only from what I had drank that previous night, but the burden of sin was heavy upon me. And not only that but, I was so sick I knew if I died at that moment, I wasn't prepared to meet God."

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Ray Sparklingeyes (Cree) Part 1

4/15/2024
Ray grew up in northern Alberta. He loved ball games, dances, and the pleasures of life in his youth. But he had no peace. One of his friends though seemed to have what he was looking for. Ray noticed and was curious. Inner peace can be allusive, and finding it can be a journey. This was the journey Ray found himself on.

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Venus Cote (Saulteaux) Part 3

4/8/2024
God tells us in His Word that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. That's exactly what happened to Venus. When she put her trust in Jesus God took her broken life and changed it. He made something beautiful out of the ashes of deep pain and grief. Life was still hard, but things were different now. God gave her purpose, hope, and a very bright future.

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Venus Cote (Saulteaux) Part 2

4/1/2024
In deep distress Venus cried, "I can't do this anymore. I can not do this anymore." Her heart was so broken that she didn't believe it could be repaired. What would cause Venus to feel this way? And is there anything that could fix it? Join us for part 2 of Venus Cote's amazing story. And make sure that you don't miss part three... because the best is yet to come.

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Venus Cote (Saulteaux) Part 1

3/25/2024
Venus' life got off to a tragic start. As a little girl she saw her dad kill her mom. And this was only the beginning our her heartache and pain. Listen as she opens her heart and shares about the early years of her life in part one of her remarkable journey.

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Larry Edd (Navajo) Part 2

3/18/2024
When Larry's wife became a Christian he noticed a real change in her life. He saw how peaceful she was, even when they were encountering spiritual darkness. He wanted what she had. Larry speaks about the reality of death, the emptiness he saw in ritual, and the hope that he has found in Jesus Christ.

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Larry Edd (Navajo) Part 1

3/11/2024
Larry shares about the reality of spiritual darkness, traditions, and his quest for truth. He wasn't satisfied with the answers he was getting. He was looking for something he could confidently believe in.

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Nida Nelson (Aleut) Part 3

3/4/2024
Nida's sister rejected her because of Nida's choice to follow Jesus. But years later tragedy would bring the sisters back together - closer than they had ever been. Then again, tragedy struck. But this time it would result in death. Listen as Nida shares what happened and the confidence she has that she'll see her sister again.

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