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Journeys

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

Mayor Taylor Bachrach with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

The Mayor of Smithers, Taylor Bachrach, talks with Ryan about the Walk to Witset event. It is an organized walk from the town of Smithers to Wiset in the spirit of reconciliation. There will be a feast and book launch at Witset when the walkers arrive. The book is called, “Shared Histories” and written by Tyler McCreary in participation with ... Read More »

The Return of Annette Bolton Totem Pole – Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Annette Bolton Totem Pole Returning to KitsumKalum Chief Don Roberts of Kitsumkalum and CFNR’s Ron Bartlett talk about the history of a totem pole carved by Annette Bolton. The pole has raised over $30,000 for the REM Hospital Foundation in its life and now the pole has returned back to the community of Kitsumkalum. Read More »

Jason Camp And The Posers with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Jason Camp And The Posers with Ryan Franke on Journeys! Jason Camp and the Posers are a punk rock or “Punkabilly” band as they put it. The band consists of Sg_aan Kwah Agang (aka James McGuire)on vocals and guitar and Jaahljuu (aka Graham Richard) on the drums and back up vocals. They are both from Haida Gwaii and of Haida ... Read More »

Reggie Leach with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Reggie Leach with Ryan Franke on Journeys! Reggie Leach is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins, California Golden Seals, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. He is best known for his time in Philadelphia, winning a Stanley Cup with the Flyers in 1975 and ... Read More »

Ginger Gosnell-Myers with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Ginger Gosnell-Myers with Ryan Franke on Journeys! Ginger is Nisga’a and Kwakwaka’wakw. She is the campaign manager for Squamish hereditary Chief Ian Campbell’s 2018 bid to become mayor of Vancouver. Ginger was the first ever manager of Aboriginal relations for the city of Vancouver focusing on reconciliation efforts with Indigenous people. Read More »

Craig Patrick Sr And Craig Conroy Patrick Jr With Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Craig Patrick Sr And Craig Conroy Patrick Jr Craig Patrick Sr and Jr are from the Lake Babine First Nation. Craig Sr is a coach for his son’s fast-pitch team which won the gold medal at the 2018 BC Summer Games. Read More »

Chief Bev Sellars with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Author and former Xat’sull Chief Bev Sellars with Ryan Franke Bev Sellars is a Canadian writer, who was a finalist for the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for her book “They Called Me Number One”. She published “They Called Me Number One” in 2013 as a memoir of her childhood experience in the Indian residential ... Read More »

Dwight Ballantyne with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Dwight Ballantyne from the Bird’s Nest non-profit organization. Dwight Ballantyne is Cree from the Montreal Lake Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan. He currently works for the Bird’s Nest non-profit organization. The Bird’s Nest was started by Andy Bird and the organization helps First Nation athletes make the transition from their home community to the city to play sports and attend ... Read More »

Actor Braedon Crouse with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Actor Braedon Crouse with Ryan Franke on Journeys! Braedon Crouse is from the Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation in Burns Lake, British Columbia. Braedon plays Loni in the movie based on Richard Wagamese’s novel, Indian Horse. Read More »

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 »

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