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Pauingassi: Portraitof Hope

This story goes behind the headlines by examining how this dry community copes with the serious consequences of widespread alcoholism. It reveals how band members from Pauingassi are looking for healing and strength by reconnecting to traditional ways that were once practiced by their ancestors. Half a century ago, it was the scourge of alcoholism and the advent of Christianity that helped silence the drums and rid the community of sacred objects and ceremonial practices. Today, it?s a long road...
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  • program length: 24 minutes
  • episode #1608