Personal Stories

Each one of us has a story to tell. Every story is worth hearing.

Stories can be very powerful. Sometimes just hearing another person’s story can inspire you or help bring comfort. Discovering how others have gotten through difficult times is a great way to put your own struggles into perspective.

The Honouring Life Network (HLN) would like to share your personal story about overcoming adversity and the advice you may have to help others who are facing similar situations. We encourage you to not only share what you have been through, but how you got through it, and who or what helped you.

We are looking for First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth (30 and under) to submit their personal stories which could be featured on the HLN’s Youth Corner and/or the HLN Newsfeed.

How can you share your story? It’s easy.

The first step is to contact us at HLN. Let us know who you are, and express your interest in sharing your story. If you have any further questions, please email us at or For more information on the Honouring Life Network, check out this website!.


All of the stories presented here were written by a youth worker and writer based on interviews with Aboriginal youth, with the exception of the story entitled The River of Life, which was written first-hand by a volunteer identified as Richard.

All subjects were 18 years or older at the time of writing and have granted exclusive permission to NAHO to reproduce these stories here for the benefit of other youth.

Some of the content in the stories may be upsetting to some readers. Individual discretion is advised.