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Ron Austin with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Wet’suwet’en artist and carver Ron Austin Ron is a member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. He grew up on the trap line with his parents, grandparents and brother Frank. This taught him respect for the land and all the animals on it. He has carved many totem poles with some in Japan, Italy and United States. I caught up to ... Read More »

Deana Gill with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Deana Gill-Georgica is the Executive Director for the Hope and Health for Life Society. They are a not-for-profit- organization that has partnered with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to provide a soccer based event to bring community together in a positive way to engage and inspire First Nation children and youth that are in care. For more information about the movement ... Read More »

Dr. Mique’l Dangel with Ryan Franke on Journeys

Dr. Miquel Dangeli is a Tsimshian Nation member from Metlakatla, Alaska. She is currently working in BC, Canada as a language revitalization teacher.Tsimshian territory crosses what eventually became the Canada-USA border in Alaska and British Columbia, but Mique’l is now facing deportation from Canada back to the United States because Canada does not recognize the Jay Treaty. The Jay Treaty ... Read More »

Shirley Morven with Ryan Franke on Journeys

Shirley Morven is a Nisga’a Elder and from the village of Gitlaxt’aamiks. She is a lifelong educator and advocate for First Nations students. She went to University of British Columbia at a time when “there were more totem poles than First Nation students.” Shirley went on to do her graduate degree at the University of Washington in USA. She continues ... Read More »

Annita Mcphee with Ryan Franke on Journeys

Annita Mcphee is an Indigenous Facilitator from the Tahltan/Tlingit Nations, Motivational Speaker and an International Human Rights Advocate. An expert in Aboriginal Engagement and Communications, Annita has facilitated numerous conferences and workshops at the community, regional and national levels for Government, Industry and First Nations. As an Advocate to stop violence against Indigenous Women, Annita attended the United Nations Global ... Read More »

Writer, Director and Producer of the documentary “Highway of Tears” Matt Smiley

Writer, Director and Producer of the documentary “Highway of Tears” Matt Smiley with Journeys Host Ryan Franke Matt Smiley was born in Montreal, Quebec. Commencing his career as an actor, he garnered critical success with Kamataki (2005), a film directed by Claude Gagnon. After studying theater in France under acting coach Jack Waltzer (John Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and ... Read More »

Artist, Author and Public Speaker Roy Henry Vickers

Artist, Author and Public Speaker Roy Henry Vickers with Journeys Host Ryan Franke Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is best known around the world for his limited edition prints. He is also an accomplished carver, design advisor of prestigious public spaces, a sought-after keynote speaker, and publisher and author of several successful books. In addition, he is a recognized leader ... Read More »

Prime Minister to visit Prince Rupert Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to the North Coast Thursday. The federal government is partnering with First Nations to protect the North Coast. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Prince Rupert Thursday morning as part of a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Read More »

National Indigenous People’s Day

National Indigenous People’s Day National Indigenous People’s Day is June 21st! On this day, we recognize and celebrate the beautiful culture, pride and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada. In 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of a National Aboriginal Solidarity Day to be celebrated on June 21st. A little more than a decade ... Read More »

Dr. Joseph Gosnell with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Dr. Joseph Gosnell with Ryan Franke on Journeys! Dr. Gosnell is a member of the NIsga’a Nation and was the first president of the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG). He is now a member of the NLG elders council and he is a wealth of knowledge. He has some great stories including one about having dinner with Queen Elizabeth of England. Read More »

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