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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

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 »

Carsen Gray with Ryan Frank on Journeys!

Carsen Gray with Ryan Frank on Journeys! Carsen Gray is a singer/songwriter from Haida Gwaii. She is a member of the Haida Nation. She won the Best New Artist award at the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards as well as being nominated for Best Pop Album and Best Radio Single. At the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards she won another award for ... Read More »

Adelia Paul with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Adelia Paul is from the Haisla Nation in Kitimat. She was the captain of the Douglas College Royals women’s basketball team and led them to their first Pac-West Title in 23 years as a point guard. While doing that she became the all-time Pac-West leader in assists. She is now running basketball camps in the northwest area around Kitimat and ... Read More »

Cowboy Smithx with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Cowboy Smithx is an award winning producer, actor and director from the Piikani and Kainai Nations in Alberta. Two of his films “Cree Code Talker” and “Making an Elder” have both received awards. Cowboy is also the founder of a speaker series called Redx Talks. It is based off the TED Talks format and the first Redx Talks event had ... Read More »

Hereditary Chief Smogelgem

Ryan Frank sat down and had a conversation with Smogelgem. He is a hereditary chief from the Wetsoweten Nation. Read More »

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