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Nishiyuu

The Journey of Nishiyuu's impact on one life

Bianca Mapachee is Cree but was adopted into the community of Pikogan near Amos, where she grew up. It has been a year now since she took part in the Journey of Nishiyuu. Christopher Herodier spoke to her about how it has affected her life until now.  

 
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Staying sober after Nishiyuu

ernie.jpgThe Journey of Nishiyuu may be done, but the youth still have their life journey to continue with. Many of the young people on this Journey were there for healing. Ernie Mataham from Chisasibi was struggling with alcohol abuse. Melissa Natachequan spoke with Ernie about what he was going to do to continue on the path of sobriety once the journey was over. 
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Nishiyuu Journey was also a path to healing

geordie2.JPGThe Nishiyuu Journey may be over but the youth who were on it are now back home and having to face what they left behind. Geordie Rupert, one of the Original 7 from Whapmagoostui, lost his 10-month-old son last summer and had turned to alcohol in his grief. Melissa Natachequan spoke with him at the end of the journey to find out how far he's come with his struggles.
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Maryanne Rupert is Geordie's mom. Melissa Natachequan spoke with her about how she felt about her son being on this journey.
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