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"El Susto” es un término descrito por las personas comúnmente cuando se pasa una situación de peligro y miedo, en este programa se describe la recopilación realizada por terapeutas mayas kiches, de Guatemala buscando concientizar la importancia de atender este este estado a tiempo para no repercutir en enfermedades degenerativas.

Should traditional knowledge be taught in English or is it better to teach it in indigenous languages?
In this program we focus our attention on Northern Kenya and we talk to Dr. Isack Hussein, who is currently involved in a program that facilitates inter-generational transmission of indigenous knowledge among the pastoralists of Northern Kenya.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris
Interviewee: Dr. Isack Hussein
Image: Dr. Isack Hussein
Music: "Anania2" by The Baba Project, used with permission

UNESCO calls on radio stations to celebrate World Radio Day's 10th anniversary and the more than 110 years of radio. Cultural Survival's Indigenous Rights Radio supported the Khwe people from the Okavango region in starting Khwedam Radio – a radio station that will assist the Khwe and !Xun speaking San Peoples  to be able to communicate better with each other in remote regions of Namibia.

Las Radios Comunitarias Indígenas visibilizan una realidad determinante para la resistencia y autodeterminación de los Pueblos Originarios, la trayectoria no ha sido simple, durante décadas la criminalización y persecución de las radios ha sido y es un tema que aunque no se quiera hablar y discutir, los Comunicadores Indígenas lo ponen en la agenda pública pues, es una problemática que afecta a toda latinoamérica y que atenta contra el derecho de libertad de expresión. 

In this podcast we interview Craig Beckett who together with eleven other walkers are journeying close to 500 kilometers by foot in order to bring awareness to about oil and gas exploration in Namibia and Botswana.
Producer: Shaldon Ferris
Interviewee: Craig Beckett
Image: Save the Okavango
Music: "Whispers" by Ziibiwan, used with permission
Music: "Burn your village to the ground", by A Tribe Called Red - used with permission.

We interview Wilhelmina Van Dyk who coordinated the Khoikhoi language gathering in South Africa. This event put the Khoekhoegowab language in the spotlight and left attendees with basic vocabulary of the language after a few days.

Produced by : Shaldon Ferris
Interviewee: Wilhemina Van Wyk
Music: "Burn your village to the ground", by A Tribe Called Red - used with permission.
"Avantgarde" by Tyso, used with permission

The Koena Art Institute celebrates creativity, openness, tolerance, and generosity. We aim to be inclusive where diverse cultural, artistic, social, and political positions are welcome. Committed to sharing the most thought-provoking modern, fine and contemporary art, and hope you will join us in exploring the art, ideas, and issues of our time.

The land question can be viewed as the single most pressing issue on the socio-political agenda in South Africa. Khoi and San communities are struggling to secure their right to land and access to the land’s natural resources. In this interview, Professor Geoff Blundell, curator of The Origins Centre and researcher at the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of KwaZulu Natal, highlights the challenges the Khoi and San communities face as a result of flawed land restitution and land redistribution policies. This program is produced by Valley FM, South Africa.

Indigenous Peoples play a crucial role in conservation of the environment and ecosystems, as their survival very much depends on the water, land, and natural resources. Indigenous Peoples are often called the custodians or stewards of the Earth. It is estimated that 25 percent of earth land surface is occupied, owned, and managed by Indigenous Peoples. This is no coincidence as Indigenous cultures are rooted in relationships with lands and territories.

Producer: Dev Kumar Sunuwar

December 18th is International Migrants Day – in this radio program, we look at factors that cause the migration of Indigenous Peoples, and we also explore some of the impacts of migration.
We spoke to Job Morris, from the San Youth Network, who tell us about the impacts of urbanization on San communities in Botswana that have resulted because of migration. 
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan, South Africa)
Interviewee Job Morris (Ncao Khwe (San), Botswana)
Image: Shaldon Ferris (left) and Job Morris(right) at Synet and Naro Language Project office in Botswana

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