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Journeys

A one-hour documentary show weeknights at 6, Ryan Franke 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

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 »

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 »

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