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Hear stories of reconnecting with culture, reviving traditions, and reclaiming heritage from the vibrant Pokagon Band community, with host Kyla Carneiro.

Hear stories of reconnecting with culture, reviving traditions, and reclaiming heritage from the vibrant Pokagon Band community, with host Kyla Carneiro.
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United States

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Hear stories of reconnecting with culture, reviving traditions, and reclaiming heritage from the vibrant Pokagon Band community, with host Kyla Carneiro.

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English


Episodes

ep 19: Finding Joy

10/15/2018
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Michelle Barco was a new mom, but instead of feeling overjoyed, she awoke shaking, her heart pounding and body tense. She didn't understand what was happening to her—until she sought help and the stories of others.

Duration:00:20:35

ep 18: Keepers of the Garden

9/10/2018
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Our people have long known we are the Keepers of the Fire, but we were tasked with another calling, one that citizens like Gary Morseau and Jason Wesaw are fighting to fulfill. They're working beyond our lands, forging partnerships with entities like the University of Michigan to return our seeds—our ancestors—back to our people.

Duration:00:25:07

ep. 17 Shining Thunder Bird Woman

7/23/2018
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Lindsey Williams survived an 8-year abusive relationship. Kept away from her community for so long, she's finally experiencing her culture and embracing her new name.

Duration:00:22:36

ep 16: A Flourishing Life

4/9/2018
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Thomas Klemm discovered alcohol and heroin by 16, and found himself under florescent lights, observed every hour, before he turned 20. Despite his fears, his life was not over, and now—he's flourishing.

Duration:00:22:49

ep 15: One Water, One People

3/12/2018
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Pokagon elder Jeannie Mollett journeyed to the Navajo nation in New Mexico, where 40 percent of households live without running water, relying on one woman to drive their water to them once a month. Seeing it with her own eyes, Jeannie returned home and raised $20,000 for the tribe.

Duration:00:15:16

ep 14: Addiction Does Not Discriminate pt. 2

2/12/2018
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This is the conclusion to Jacob Miller's story. After six years of heroin addiction, Jacob found himself in jail, and Marci was heartbroken to see her son locked away. This is not the end of Jacob's story, though. Forced to live without drugs for a month, Jacob sees he might be able to achieve happiness, after all.

Duration:00:24:20

ep 13: Addiction Does Not Discriminate pt. 1

1/8/2018
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Jacob Miller remembers the first time he ever tried an opiate—a small, white Vicodin pill offered to him at a high school party. “I fell in love with that opiate feeling, that down, relaxed feeling. I don’t know, different drugs are for different people, and opiates was for me.” For six years, Jacob was lost in addiction, while his mother, Marci, watched and hoped he would find his way out. This is part one of their story. sources National Institute on Drug Abuse Centers for Disease Control...

Duration:00:21:45

ep 12: Diving Deeper

10/9/2017
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Skyler Daisy, a Pokagon citizen, is attending the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle, Washington. When he leaves, he will be a certified commercial diver, which is no small feat. He's pursuing a dream he never thought possible in a world he imagined unreachable.

Duration:00:20:26

ep 11: Boarded Culture

7/3/2017
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In the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Native American children were forced from their homes and taken to boarding schools across the US. Hear one elder try to understand what happened to her mother at the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School. You'll also hear results from years of excavation and research by archaeologists from Central Michigan University, Dr. Sarah Surface-Evans and Coleen Green.

Duration:00:23:43

ep 10: Vision through speaking

5/8/2017
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Carla Collins left her home for four years to study our Potawatomi language with three of the only native fluent speakers left, and her lens through which she sees the world is completely changed.

Duration:00:16:43

ep 9: Adopting her culture

4/10/2017
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Teri Barber always knew she was adopted, but what she didn't know was that she was Potawatomi. Hear her story of finding her 12 siblings and embracing this tribal community.

Duration:00:15:47

ep. 8: Sugar bush

3/6/2017
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Jason Holloway talks about his passion for sugar bush, but claims he could never be a master of the trade. Hear him speak about sugar's ability to bring our community together and revitalize our culture.

Duration:00:13:15

ep 7: Traditional Tobacco

1/6/2017
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Bob Moody shares his story of leaving tobacco abuse behind and embracing Creator's purpose for séma.

Duration:00:15:43

ep 6: Standing Rock Solid

12/5/2016
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Terri Getz-Raich traveled to Standing Rock to support her brothers and sisters in the fight for their rights and their water, and the hope she experienced there was life-changing. You may read about the tribe's stance on the DAPL on our website by searching "Standing Rock."

Duration:00:16:30

ep 5: Healing Ogitchedaw

11/4/2016
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Pokagon veteran Jerry Campbell shares his story of true love, war—and coming home.

Duration:00:17:28

ep 4: Reclaiming the missing piece

9/30/2016
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Erin wasn't raised in her Native culture, but now she's discovering what it means for herself and her children.

Duration:00:15:55

ep 3: Lifesavers

9/2/2016
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Within a week of training on a new overdose-stopping drug, two Tribal Police officers each saved a life.

Duration:00:15:11

ep 2: Boys with Braids

7/29/2016
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Wearing your hair long is a traditional, revered practice in Native culture, but others take it as an opportunity to bully. Hear one man's story.

Duration:00:13:45

ep 1: Sustaining

6/23/2016
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A tradition reborn, harvesting our lands to regain sustainability despite modern day food trends.

Duration:00:09:32