At last week’s New Zealand Music Awards, Maisey Rika took home “Best Maori Album” for “Whitiora” – congrats Maisey! – and we were stoked to check out all the nominees in the category. …read more »
Here’s an RPM YouTube playlist to accompany our last podcast that focused on Indigenous language revitalization.
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In Episode 12 of the podcast, RPM looks at the Indigenous language revitalization movement. Half of the world’s languages have disappeared in the past 500 years and today another language goes extinct almost every two weeks. Indigenous languages are the ones most at risk – which has inspired Indigenous musicians to take up the struggle to save them. …read more »
A new film, The Young Ancestors, explores the journey of young people learning their language from their elders. …read more »
What started with a tweet and led to an 8-year plan, Dustin Rivers of the Skwxwú7mesh and Kwakwaka’wakw nations is armed to revitalize his Indigenous Squamish language. …read more »