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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

In October 2020, a group of people representing different Khoi and San Tribes gathered at the foot of Table Mountain in South Africa. There they have created a cultural space where they will stay for an indefinite period of time in an effort to reclaim the mountain. With the temporary huts providing a little shelter, and fire providing a little warmth, they are making it known that the mountain and the area surrounding it had once belonged to their ancestors. Bradley van Sitters is among the folks camped out at the foot of the mountain.

The Universal Periodic Review was established to create a consistent commitment of each UN member state to meet its human rights duties through interactive dialogue. Joshua Cooper tells us about the review of the United States.
Produced by : Agnes Portalewska/Shaldon Ferris
Interviewee: Joshua Cooper
Music: "Burn your village to the ground", by A Tribe Called Red - used with permission.
"Whispers" by Ziibiwan, used with permission

In this Afrikaans Language radio program, Indigenous Rights Radio's Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan, Johannesburg) receives a telephone call from Piet Berends and Willem Swarts (Khoisan, Northern Cape). They speak about survival in the Kalahari Desert and the hoodia plant.
This program is in Afrikaans.
Producer: Shaldon Ferris
Interviewees: Piet Berends (Pictured) and Willem Swarts
Music: "Kora Kalabash and Hum" by Johannes Davids, used with permission

 

Tanka bars are probably the most recognizable Native American food products in the U.S.. In this radio program, Dawn Sherman, CEO of Native American Natural Foods, takes us through the Tanka's history, past challenges, as well as present day aspirations.
Producer: Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Dawn Sherman (Lakota, Shawnee, Delaware)
Music : "Saami Drum" by Tyler, used with permission
"Burn your village to the ground" by A Tribe called Red, used with permission.

Según rtve indica que hasta la fecha existen más de 55,8 millones de casos y más de 1,3 millones de muertos en todo el mundo por Covid-19.

Esta crisis sanitaria afectado mayormente a los pueblos Indígenas. Los comunicadores comunitarios Indígenas han cumplido con un rol fundamental en cuanto a llevar información hasta sus comunidades en respuesta a la poca o nula información sobre prevención y cuidados por covid-19.

October is pride month in South Africa. We spoke to Denver Toroga Breda, an Indigenous language activist from Cape Town, on being Indigenous and belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community. 
Producer: Shaldon Ferris
Interviewee: Denver Toroga Breda
Music: 'Kora and Hum' Johannes Davids, used with permission
'Burn your village to the ground' by A Tribe Called Red, used with permission

 

Patric Tariq Mellet is a heritage researcher whose search for his father roused his curiosity to find out who he was, and where he comes from. This journey has resulted in him becoming a subject matter expert on matters relating to the history of South Africa. In this interview, Diana Morat gets to know more about his book entitled, The Lie of 1652. Diana is a presenter at Eldos FM in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, South Africa. Eldorado Park is a township where people of Indigenous as well as slave heritage have been relocated to, approximately 50 years ago, during the time of Apartheid.

Según rtve indica que hasta la fecha existen más de 41,5 millones de casos y más de 1,1 millones de muertos en todo el mundo por Covid-19.

Esta crisis sanitaria afectado mayormente a los pueblos Indígenas. Los comunicadores comunitarios Indígenas han cumplido con un rol fundamental en cuanto a llevar información hasta sus comunidades en respuesta a la poca o nula información sobre prevención y cuidados por covid-19.

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