Returning from Treatment (02:16)
Recovering alcoholic Robin Charboneau worries she will begin drinking again; she spent 20 days in treatment. Charboneau wants to smudge her house.
Spiritual Ritual (03:12)
Eugene Hale, the "roadman" arrives to smudge Charboneau's house.
Family Changes (04:26)
Charboneau and her children, Anthony and Darian, discuss holidays, Charboneau's drinking, and moving off the reservation.
Victim Counseling (03:25)
Charboneau speaks with Linda Thompson at the Spirit Lake Victims of Abuse Center. They discuss moving to Fargo and making a public service announcement.
Victim of Abuse (02:07)
Charboneau reads a poem on the radio. Throughout her childhood, Charboneau experienced sexual abuse. As an adult, she experienced physical abuse.
Living in Fargo (03:46)
Charboneau lives at the YWCA; her children are with their dad on the reservation. She plans on attending the University of Minnesota.
Help from the YWCA (02:43)
Director Karen Carlson speaks with Charboneau about employment, work experience, and resources. Charboneau has low self-confidence.
University of Minnesota in Moorhead (02:32)
Charboneau speaks with the admissions counselor; she is interested in social work and psychology.
Mother's Day Weekend (03:30)
Charboneau visits her children; Darian reads a letter she wrote and Anthony catches a fish but it gets away.
Blended Family (05:30)
Charboneau talks with her children about family dynamics at their father's house; they sing together in the car. Anthony does not want to leave his mother.
Family History of Drinking (02:20)
Charboneau visits her mother's grave. She discusses her mother's alcoholism.
Power of Addiction (06:54)
Charboneau visits her brother Barney in Grand Forks. She worries about his choices and urges him to go to Fargo. An intoxicated man interrupts Charboneau's conversation with her brother; Barney tries to get him to leave.
Charboneau's Father (03:52)
Charboneau visits Arlen French; French initially did not want to acknowledge her as his daughter. French and Charboneau are recovering alcoholics. Charboneau reflects on their family dynamics.
Darian's Secret (06:39)
Darian and Anthony spend two weeks with Charboneau in Fargo; they tour the college campus. Darian has to call her father every day. Darian reveals that her father has been abusing her.
Sexual Abuse in the Family (04:14)
Kim Carlson discusses getting help for Darian; Social Services removes Darian and Anthony from their father's care. Charboneau talks with Darian about her experiences.
Changing Lifestyle (02:30)
Charboneau shares her concerns with her AA sponsor Sherry Withers; Withers encourages her to attend AA meetings.
Fighting for Legal Custody (03:09)
Darian and Anthony build Lego sets. Charboneau and Carlson discuss the custody case and allegations against Charboneau's ex-husband.
Afraid to Drink (03:11)
Charboneau struggles to focus on college and take care of herself and her children. She attends a psych class on drug and alcohol abuse.
High Emotions (04:53)
Charboneau worries that the court will return her children to their father. She talks to Anthony about counseling. Anthony gets angry when Charboneau and Darian tease him; he shares his feelings about his dad.
Financial Difficulties (04:22)
Charboneau works part time as a housekeeper at a motel; she is living off her student loans. Charboneau refuses to drink. Anthony and Darian discuss their first day at school.
Tribal Social Services Removes Charboneau's Children (08:48)
A caseworker accused Charboneau of sexual abuse. Charboneau talks to her attorney Robert Ackre about custody. Carlson discusses the caseworker's connections to Charboneau.
Tribal Court (04:34)
The petitioners do not appear in court for a custody hearing. Charboneau and Ackre consider the next steps.
Charboneau's Date (06:54)
Charboneau spends New Year's Eve with an old boyfriend from high school.
Continuing Education (05:57)
Charboneau is on financial aid probation with MSUM. She speaks with her advisor about registering for spring classes. Charboneau attends a social work class.
Sexual Abuse Victim (05:13)
Charboneau shows her cousin Jodie what it is like at college. They discuss the molestation Jodie experienced at the hands of Charboneau's ex-husband.
Charboneau's Persistence (02:50)
Charboneau misses her children. See her singing while she drives.
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