February 06, 2007

Grammy winner uses Star power

Singer will tell Tulalips, other tribal youth story of addiction[Star] Nayea was adopted by a non-Indian family when she was 2 months old. She doesn't know which tribe she is from or where she was born. She said abuse from her adoptive family led to her use of drugs and alcohol.

"The only thing that got me through was music, and there was a reason for that," she said.

Nayea believes she was divinely appointed to use her music to reach out to tribal teenagers. Six years ago, she created "The Healing Power of Music," a program designed to use her songs and her story to reach out to tribal youth.

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