Dec 8, 2019

Episode 11 - Recovery - When Losing It All, Means Gaining It All Back

In this episode, Michelle Bratlie will talk with Kola about the struggles she faced while in her addiction. She'll talk about everything she lost and dealing with the repercussions of her actions. She also explains that she's still working on getting her life back together, but none of it could be done with her love for a higher power. You'll hear Michelle talk about her walk in faith and how she could lose all hope if it weren't for believing in something Greater.

Aug 18, 2019

Episode 10 - Recovery - Do It For The Kids!

EIE is kicking off a new segment...Recovery. Our grassroots organization was started in our smalltown community of Pendleton, OR. Where everyone knows, everyone. And unfortunately, everyone knows everything in some roundabout way. But what happens when someone has been down a dark road, but sees the light and wants to do better? The judgment, the shame & the fears that come with wanting to stay clean & sober can become difficult. In this segment, we want to give those people a chance to speak openly about their journeys.

In this first episode of the Recovery segment, Willa & Kola sit down to talk with Maurice Bronson. A local tribal member who's seen the worst of the worst but is now on that Red Road. Listen and find out how Maurice has found an outlet with Kola to maintain this good traction.

Apr 13, 2019

Episode 9 - MMIW - Bridging the Gap & Creating Connections

We're keeping the momentum going as May 5th quickly approaches! EIE talks to Desiree Coyote, CTUIR Family Violence Services Director, about the National and State level issues we're facing in regard to MMIW. Ashley Harding, YTHC Native Connections Project Director, talks about the issues we are facing within the Native Community when it comes to healing and coming to solutions to violent crimes.

MMIWG Cases are sweeping across Indian Country and the work has begun. We've got to come together, speak our minds & take a stand against this attack on our women!

Mar 28, 2019

Episode 8 - MMIW - A Daughter’s Vision

Did you know, according to a study conducted by the Urban Indian Health Institute, there are only 507 reported MMIWG cases. This number is obviously inaccurate, but that goes to show how important proper reporting is.

In this episode, we dive into this epidemic that is growing quickly. We cover heartbreaking stories, issues the native community faces in reporting to law enforcement and brainstorm some possible solutions and projects to tackle this issue head one.

Feb 16, 2019

Episode 7 - Mind Your Business

There can be alot of struggles and obstacles when it comes to starting and running your own business, there can also be alot of triumphs and success.

This episode, we'll introduce you to a very valuable business resource nestled here on the Umatilla Reservation, available for tribal AND non-tribal members. We'll also talk with a single-mother who is making it, starting her own business, establishing herself in her art & rocking the game.

Feb 6, 2019

Episode 6 - LGBTQ A Mother’s Love

The EIE Podcast jump's right back into our LGBTQ segment with PFLAG Pendleton Chapter member, Vicki Read. 

Listen to how this mother dealt with her son's coming out. The pivotal transformation her heart made will inspire you to help create change and acceptance among the LGBTQ community.

Jan 27, 2019

Episode 5 - Wellness Wave with Tania Wildbill

The EIE Podcast has had very humble beginnings. We record straight from an iPhone, nothing fancy. Our location for recording has been amazing, a space provided by a place that has always been supportive of EIE's goals & visions.

In this episode we'll meet with Tania Wildbill, Founder and Director of the Wellness Wave. You'll hear about Tania's vision and dreams for the Wave, and some challenges she may have for you!

Jan 21, 2019

Episode 4 - LGBTQ Exude Love

Did you know that even after the legalization of same sex marriage in June 2015, there are still only 19 states that have laws protecting the rights of LGBTQ Americans. That leaves 31 states still able to openly discriminate same sex couples!

In the FIRST EVER episode on the LGBTQ Community, EIE jumps in with an amazing couple who reside in a small town in Eastern Oregon. One lesbian woman, an military veteran & her beautiful fiancé a pansexual woman who loves dance! Hear this strong couple, who exude their love for each other everywhere they go, talk about their struggles and their triumphs in their journey's to find out what love means to them.

Jan 6, 2019

Episode 3 - New Year, New You? Health & Wellness

In this episode we meet Jessica Becker, Rachel Wallis & Chris Perkins. These three have conquered some of the most amazing transformations, not just physically, but mentally & emotionally as well.

Hear how these gym-goers lost the weight, some of the struggles they face, the eye opening experiences & how their journey's can also help you with those 2019 goals you've set for yourself!

Dec 19, 2018

Episode 2 - Women’s Empowerment w/Acosia Red Elk

In this episode we dive right into the topic, "Women's Empowerment", with Acosia Red Elk. You may have thought you knew her, but this one we touch on some stories you may have never heard.

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