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A one-hour documentary show weeknights at 6, Ryan Frank brings you stories and issues that affect First Nations and our region.

Tune in for conversations with community members and First Nations leaders on current affairs, cultural events, community initiatives and business development.

Towards the end of the hour is the Journeys Aboriginal Music Experience, a showcase of First Nations Artists and Bands from multiple genres and all across Canada.

If you have an opinion on any of the archives below, comment! We love to hear what the listener feels about stories.

Journeys is brought to you by Prince Rupert Port Authority

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 »

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 »

Alano Edzerza with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Tahltan Artist Alano Edzerza on Journeys! Alano is a Tahltan artist working out of North Vancouver. He began his career by drawing hockey players from their hockey cards and Marvel superhero characters. He is now one of the best art creators with his own take on traditional west coast First Nation art by giving it a more 3D perspective. Alano ... Read More »

Chief Crystal Smith with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Chief Crystal Smith from the Haisla Nation Crystal is the current Chief of the Haisla Nation located in Kitimat, BC. She became the acting Chief when the Chief before her, Ellis Ross resigned to pursue provincial politics and since then she won an election and assumed the role of Chief. Read More »

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