Cultural Survival, an organization that partners with indigenous peoples to defend their lands, languages and cultures, announced it will be hosting a webinar on April 8 on the topic "Community Radio and Indigenous Language Revitalization."
The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based group notes that "indigenous language loss is occurring all over the world. Concerned communities are using many methods including community radio as an effective tool in revitalizing their languages."
As a follow up to the latest issue of its publication, Cultural Survival Quarterly, the organization is inviting all to participate in a conversation about the important role community radio plays in indigenous language revitalization.
Supporting community radio is a current WACC initiative, as language rights are a key part of communication rights.
The Cultural Survival webinar will take place from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, April 8, 2013. Click here to visit the registration page.
Kaimana Barcarse, Program Director and Lead DJ of Alana I Kai Hikina on KWXX-FM in Hawaii, and Director of the Honuakai Exploration Sciences and Voyaging Division of the 'Aha Punana Leo, whose mission is to utilize the wa'a (canoe) as a platform to strengthen the Hawaiian language skills and cultural traditions of its participants. Barcarse is also an instructor at Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikolani Hawaiian Language College of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.
Cara Dukepoo, long-time volunteer at Hopi station KUYI-FM in Keams Canyon, Arizona and producer of "Shooting Stars."
Mark Camp, Cultural Survival's Deputy Executive Director and director of Cultural Survival's Community Radio Program.
Moderator: Suzanne Benally, Cultural Survival's Executive Director.