Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Saving themselves, then their family


DULUTH – Every day, Rachel Goodsky reaches for a well-worn paperback of spiritual meditations for American Indians.

She used to reach for beer when she got stressed or angry or tired or lonely. A 12-pack on an average day. A 30-pack when she wanted to get drunk.

Now she and her husband, Brad, have to prove that they can be sober parents to their three children, ages 7, 8 and 9 — or potentially lose them forever.


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