Good Grief

9 EpisodesProduced by Sam Sabin

I learned about my Native heritage by reading it in my estranged father's obituary the week he died. This is a serialized show about what I did after that.

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01 Pilot

December 12th, 2016

Reading about the origins of my Native heritage in my estranged father's obituary gave me a way to confront my relationship with him—or the lack thereof.

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02 Family Trees

January 2nd, 2017

When I arrived in Akwesasne, I didn't know what to expect. I struggled with bouts of depression and hella anxiety— Why do I care so much? What do I do now that I'm here? 

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03 Strong

February 6th, 2017

In my last few days of my stay in Akwesasne, I started to realize that maybe—just maybe—this trip was about way more than just re-connecting with my Native identity.  

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04 Mom

March 6th, 2017

When I left Akwesasne, I knew I needed to confront the one person who I had been avoiding: Mom. 

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05 Brothers

April 3rd, 2017

28:20

One week, my half-brothers are learning about my existence and adding me on Facebook. The next week, we're meeting for the first time in a random …

06 Helpless... But Not Alone

May 1st, 2017

25:43

I've reached a point where I don't know where to turn next. What do you do when you realize that the only person who has the answers you’re looking for isn’t around to give them to you? Turns out, one of my close …

07 The Letter

June 6th, 2017

22:05

I've exhausted every avenue I can think of to get any sort of straight answer — every avenue except one. How do you write a letter to your estranged, dead father's wife?

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08 Father's Day

July 10th, 2017

We've reached the end of the trail, and I'm realizing I'm never going to find what I'm looking for. 

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