The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITC), Anishnaabek Healing Circle Sowing the Seeds of Recovery collection includes of over fifty first-person recovery stories, 3-5 minutes in length, told by the indigenous people of Michigan using our voices. Story telling is a powerful tool for healing; people who have watched the stories describe the experience as transformative. We collected the stories with the purpose of engaging and educating tribal communities about the healing journey of recovery from addiction. The stories bring a message of hope and healing. All of the storytellers have consented to sharing their story on this web site for educational purposes.
The stories are an excellent tool that can be used in a variety of settings: as an educational presentation at a workshop; at a community event; as a recovery support group activity or in a local tribal film fest. The stories can be used in an individual counseling session; they can also be viewed at home, alone or with family and friends. The stories are also appropriate for use by a variety of professionals such as health educators, substance abuse counselors, social workers, educators, etc. They are very effective when used by peers and community members in all stages of recovery. These short stories help participants see themselves through the people or situations in the story.
The Anishnaabek Healing Circle has a total of 54 digital stories. If you click on the link above you will view them all continuously. If you would like to view an individual story, click on a name to the right to view the story.