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Dustin Morris Dustin is the local suicide prevention and nonprofit director for The Alaska chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On this episode Dustin and I discuss mental health, suicide, alcohol and drug use. Dustin also shares his story for those who are struggling. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are in crisis, ca…
 
Jon Santaanta Proudstar Jon is Yaqui from Tucson, Arizona. Jon is a film actor, a film & comic book writer, and a director. He first appeared in Madhouse with John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley in 1990, and most recently he played Leon, the father to Willie Jack, played by actress Paulina Alexis on FX’s Reservation Dogs. Jon also wrote the first al…
 
Josephine Webster Josephine is from the Oneida and Navajo Nations. She resides in Wisconsin. Josephine is a mother of four. She has over 60,000 followers on TikTok. Josephine has been sober for 4 years and 11 months. On this episode Josephine courageously shares her story for those still struggling. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRYnRgjf/ https://gofun…
 
Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau Ninakaye is Māori from the Ngaati Maniapoto tribe in New Zealand. Ninakaye is a Māori Music Coalition trustee. She manages her brother Tiki Taane. She is an @mmf_aotearoa mentor. She is a @thriveunltd ambassador. She is a Kemetic yoga instructor. Last but not least Ninakaye has been sober for 21 years. On this episode Ninakay…
 
Sean Young Sean is a Veteran who lives on JBER in Anchorage, AK. Sean is the host of “Sitting with Sean” a Recovery Podcast. Sean has been sober since December 27th, 2019. On this episode he shares his story for those who are still struggling. https://youtube.com/channel/UCuDWCGKFrJ33X2_2EvgRGjg https://open.spotify.com/show/71F7S0kNavDKjfUssClEob?…
 
Christopher Avessuk Chris was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Chris is King Island Inupiaq. Chris is a very talented photographer and lover of music. Chris has 2 years of sobriety on June 21st. On this episode Chris courageously shares his story for those still struggling. Support the showBy Ralph Sara/Christopher Avessuk
 
Catherine Angivv’aq Rocha Catherine Is mixed Yupik. Her family is from Bethel, Alaska. She is a full time indigenous artisan, a Mixed Media Artist & a Musician. Catherine has been sober for 4 years. On this episode Angivv’aq courageously shares her story for those still struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. You could find her art on Instagram …
 
Candace Nielsen Candace is Unangax and grew up in Nelson Lagoon, but she now resides in Cold Bay, Alaska. Candace has been in Recovery from alcohol addiction since 01/01/2019. “I have had a lot of support during this process to get and stay sober and am always happy to be a listening ear to anyone in need.” On this episode Candace courageously shar…
 
Paninnguaq Nuunu Heilmann Paninnguaq is from Nuuk in Kalaallit Nunaat // Greenland 🇬🇱. She started her own production company called Neqimineq Productions. She is the author of a Novel called “Mad World.” She was featured In the documentary “The Fight for Greenland.” She is a 4th semester student at the University of Greenland studying Social and C…
 
Ashleigh Nowakowski Ashleigh was born in 1984 in southeastern Wisconsin. Growing up with a sibling who struggled with substances created a home environment that was less than ideal. Once her brother found recovery, Ashleigh, along with her parents, created Your Choice to Live Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in drug and alcohol preventi…
 
Siqiniq Maupin Siqiniq is a strong Inupiaq woman. Her family is from from Nuiqsut and Utqiagvik, Alaska. She was raised in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Siqiniq has been in recovery for 5 years. On this episode Siqiniq courageously shares her story for those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Support the show (http://www.anonymouseskimo.com)…
 
Chet Hower Originally from Texas, Chet now resides in California. Chet has been sober since 2/18/96. Which gives him 26 years of sobriety. On this episode Chet shares his experience, strength, and hope for those that are still struggling. Support the show (http://www.paypal.me/RalphSara)By Ralph Sara/Chet Hower
 
Cindy Johnson Is Inupiaq Eskimo, and part of the ASRC. Born in Fairbanks and raised in Anchorage Cindy now resides in Maryland. Cindy has been sober for 22 years. In this episode Cindy courageously shares her story for those still struggling. Support the show (http://www.paypal.me/RalphSara)By Ralph Sara/Cindy Johnson
 
Heidi Christensen a strong Alutiiq and Gwichin Athabaskan woman with 7 years of sobriety, and Sam Garcia a strong Kewa Pueblo Indian man with 6 years of sobriety, come back on the show to check in. Heidi is a Cultural Peer Support Supervisor, and Sam is a Outreach Peer Support Specialist. On this episode Heidi and Sam check in to let us know how th…
 
Owen Skahionwiio Mayo Owen is from Kahnawake, Quebec. Owen is a Father, Fiance', Influencer, Smoke dancer, and Woodland dancer. Owen has 3 years of sobriety. On this episode Owen shares his story for those still struggling. https://www.tiktok.com/@modern_mohawk https://www.instagram.com/modern_mohawk/ Support the show (http://www.paypal.me/RalphSar…
 
Brian Belcher Brian is a 31 year old male who is born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Brian is just over 2 years into his recovery and wants others to know it’s ok to ask for help it’s there if you need it!!! On this Episode Brian share his story for those that are still struggling. Support the show (http://www.paypal.me/RalphSara)…
 
Kathleen Theresa Brendible Kathleen is 31 years old from Metlakatla, Alaska. Kathleen is Tsimshian and Tlingit from the Killer Whale Clan. Kathleen is just over a month into her recovery. She courageously reached out to me to share her story to encourage others who are also in early recovery or just thinking about getting sober. Support the show (h…
 
Kim Larson (Seybert) Kim is a recovering addict from Dillingham, Alaska. Kim is Aleut from the Curyung tribe. Kim has been on her recovery journey since 2014. On this episode Kim Courageously shares her story of addiction, and the process of using a medication assisted program for those that are still struggling. Support the show (http://www.paypal…
 
Kimberly Ayek is Inupiaq and Sugpiaq. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska where she currently still resides. Kimberly is wrapping up her last year at Alaska Pacific University where she is earning her bachelors degree in Outdoor Studies and works for a local nonprofit as an Adventure Educator. Her recovery journey stared four years ago and…
 
Jennifer Brown Born and raised in Anchorage, AK. Jennifer is the youngest of four sisters, and a proud mom to four grown kids and her chihuahua, Moxie. Jennifer has worked for STAR (Standing Together Against Rape) for four years, and has been playing with her band, Danger Money, for six years. Three years ago, Jennifer decided to live a healthier, …
 
Ryen Aavurauq Richards Ryen is Iñupiaq. Ryen was born in Qikiktagruk (Kotzebue) & raised in the Matsu Valley. Ryen is a Single mom who has a 14 year old daughter. She is a master Reiki practitioner and aspiring traditional healer. Ryen is a Traditional Peer Support specialist, and she will be cofacilitating Peer support classes at UAA. Ryen’s recov…
 
Kathleen “Little Girl” Naneng Lit is Yup'ik from Bethel, Alaska. She is a Mom of 3, and a Grandma of 1. She is a 3rd grade teacher. As well as a coach. Lit inspires people to have positive attitudes and she herself is definitely a positive energy for others. Lit’s Journey began on March, 16, 2015, but she has been sober for 2 years and 3 months. On…
 
Emma Hill Emma is an Alaskan Singer Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate who grew up in Sleetmute, Alaska. Emma is set to release her 9th full length album. She just celebrated 5 years of no booze. On this episode Emma courageously shares her experience with getting sober from alcohol and how substance abuse is intertwined with Mental Health. http…
 
Nick Carpenter Nick co-hosts the "Look at Life" Podcast with Edward Washington II. Nick is also part of Medium Build, who have released 4 albums, a bunch of singles, and a bunch of videos. On this episode Nick shares his story of sobriety for those still struggling with alcohol or just sober curious. https://mediumbuildmusic.com/ Support the show (…
 
Dwayne Everett Ward Is 47 years old from Miramichi, New Brunswick. Dwayne works as a Certified Addictions Counsellor and is a Motivational Speaker. Dwayne runs a Mixed Martial Arts club called the Vault, and he owns The Vault Clothing Co. He has a Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu. Dwayne has been Married to Nicole Metallic for 15 years, and he is the Father …
 
Don Barnaby Beaver who creates waves Don is First Nations Mi'gmaq from Listiguj Quebec. Don is a Red Road Warrior. He is an MC as well as a Northern Traditional and Southern Straight Pow Wow dancer. Don along with his wife Candia started "Healing Stiches." Where they make Storytelling clothing inspired by your vision that they design into wearable …
 
Blaze Bell is a mother to 2 beautiful children. She is a Life Coach and a Health Coach. Blaze is a Justice Warrior. Blaze is the founder of online coaching courses called Reclaim your BadAssery and Freedom from Fear. Blaze hosts her own Podcast called The Blaze Bell Show. Blaze co-created a membership community called Sober and Sovereign with Jourd…
 
LeeAnna Chronister Is a Mother to 2 beautiful daughters, and a wife to 1 "Hot" Husband. She is a Home school Mom, a Professional Photographer, and Graphic Designer. LeeAnna owns the AlaskaLeeAnna art Studio. LeeAnna has been sober for 2 years and 3 months. In this episode LeeAnna shares her story of sobriety for those struggling and interested in b…
 
Nathan Penashue is Innu from the Sheshatshiu First Nations Reserve in Labrador. Nathan is on the Board of Directors for the Innu Nation. Nathan is a Father to 6 Children. Nathan started his Sobriety Journey in 2009, through ups and downs Nathan did not give up. Nathan is proud to say he has been sober over Five years now. On this episode Nathan cou…
 
Natalie Joan Atuat Ittinuar is 28 years old. Natalie is originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Natalie is a Project Coordinator at Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada. Natalie has 60 days of sobriety. On this episode Natalie courageously shares her story to show others thinking about quitting that it is possible. It is possible to live a better life. …
 
Jerremy Santacrose is a Content Creator, and a Hip Hop Artist. He has his own clothing line. He has the Kream Soda Brand. He hosts the Kream Soda Podcast. Jerremy has been sober since 2016. On this episode Jerremy shares his story for those still struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. https://www.kreamsodamedia.com/ https://instagram.com/thekr…
 
Brittany Demientieff is a Navajo, Aleut woman from Wasilla, Alaska. Brittany is the mother to Braddock and the wife to Kaylee. Brittany has been sober since 2018 and is a breast cancer Survivor. On this episode Brittany courageously shares her story of Recovery for those still struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Support the show (http://www…
 
Muncy Ray Bear is a member of the Muskogee Nation who lives in Oklahoma. Muncy is a Husband, a Father to 4, and a Grandfather to 7. Muncy is an Over the Road truck driver who drives coast to coast with his 2 road dogs. Muncy has been sober for 30 years. On this episode Muncy shares his story for those still struggling with alcohol or drug addiction…
 
Sasha Tsurnos is part of the Ohlone tribe from California, as well as Russian and Estonian. Sasha is originally from California, but has spent the last 13 years in Alaska. Sasha has been in recovery since October 11, 2007. On this episode Sasha courageously shares her story of Hope for others who are still struggling. Support the show (http://www.p…
 
Peggy Berryhill "The First Lady of Native Radio" is a member of the Muscogee Nation. Peggy is an Icon of public radio, and has garnered many many awards. Peggy owns and manages KGUA 88.3 in Gualala California, where she hosts Peggy's Place. Peggy just celebrated 35 years on the Red Road, clean and sober. On this episode Peggy shares her experience,…
 
Chris Fitka is a 42 year old Yup'ik man from Marshal, Alaska. Chris is a husband and has 3 daughters. Chris has been sober since November 18, 2017. On this episode Chris courageously shares his story sending hope out to those who are still struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. We also talk about The Brass Buckle, and Bootleg Gilbey's, "The Bet…
 
Roxanne Grace is a 35 year old Cupik woman. Roxanne's family is from Mekoryuk and Kodiak, Alaska. Roxanne is the mother to Obey Jesus, who just turned 1 years old. Roxanne has 20 months of sobriety. On this episode she courageously shares her story for those still struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, sending HOPE out to the universe. Support…
 
Jeff Evon is a 40 year old Yup'ik man from Bethel, Alaska. Jeff has over 3 years of sobriety. On this episode Jeff courageously shares his story, sending HOPE to those who are still struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. "We need to prepare for each season, otherwise we won't be ready for what is to come" -Jeff Evon Support the show (http://ww…
 
Stewart Jenkins is a 47 year old Yup'ik man from Bethel, Alaska. Stewart has 2 years and 5 months of recovery. On this episode Stewart courageously shares his story, sending hope out to the universe for those still struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. Celebrate Recovery Homepage https://www.southcentralfoundation.com/services/family-wellness-…
 
Justin Dallas Pendergrass is a Christian who Raps, a Co-Owner of Newsense Music, a suicide prevention advocate and specialist, a Husband, and a Father from Palmer, Alaska. On this episode Justin shares his story and sends hope for those still struggling with alcohol, drug addiction and thoughts of suicide. Justin just released his new album entitle…
 
Samuel Johns: Ahtna Athabaskan Hip Hop Artist, Indigenous Activist and Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Founder of Facebook page "Forget Me Not", Subject of the Documentary "And Now We Rise: A Portrait of Samuel Johns", shares his story and his hope for those still struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Samuel has been sober since 2007. You can…
 
Samuel Nothstine Is from Emmonak and Wales, Alaska. Samuel has been in recovery for over 9 years. On this episode Samuel courageously shares his heart wrenching story so that others still struggling may find similarities in his story and know that they are not alone. Sam’s story shows that no matter what trauma you have endured you are not alone an…
 
Madison B. is a 47 year old woman with 26 years of sobriety. On this episode Maddy courageously shares her colorful and amazing story for those still struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. If there is someone out there still struggling and can identify with what Maddy is talking about, feel free to call or text her at (907) 885-1174, or email h…
 
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