Deep Roots Initiative – News

Deep Roots Initiative – News

Introducing the Deep Roots Initiative Logo! This rectangular Coast Salish design depicts two Coast Salish guardian spirit dancers singing the song of their power. The subtle circle between them is a drum with Salish sound waves emanating from it. In contemporary Canadian visual culture, crescents are utilized to symbolize sound waves. This is a cultural commonality that Coast Salish and Canadian cultures have in common. In Coast Salish art, crescents are used to create a real rhythmic rippling, a real fluid flowing feeling. SOUNDWAVES Artist: LessLIE Sam, Coast Salish Visit the Alcheringa Gallery website for more information on the artist. THE STORIES:  Greg and Rob continue to mentor and support story producers’ progress – with draft scripts all submitted, and with insightful reviews thereof. Our story writers have been given training in interviewing techniques, recording equipment and guidance in First Nations protocol. Some of the most interesting moments so far were the training sessions on critical listening skills offered by CBC veteran Rob Selmanovic. THE WRITERS: Initially conceived as a youth [ages 16-30] project; we found ourselves with high calibre skill sets; and years of experience with writers ranging in age from 15 to 70. We have a well rounded set of writers representing Aboriginal youth, local elders, radio writers, aspiring journalists and environmentalists including: TARA WARKENTIN NATALIA NYBIDA BRITTANY BAXTER DILANI (Sobhanā) HIPPOLA MERCEDES GRANT ANNIE ROSENBERG ROY HALES RICK BOCKNER ODETTE AUGER THE STEERING COMMITTEE: Our volunteer board includes representatives from each partner in this project: Kate Maddigan and Max Thaysen [Friends of Cortes Island -FOCI], David Rousseau and Sheryl Thompson,President [Cortes Community Radio Society], Jacqueline Mathieu [Klahoose First Nation]...

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The Deep Roots Initiative – Update

The Deep Roots Initiative – Update

Cortes Radio, in collaboration with Klahoose First Nation and Friends of Cortes Island, is proud to announce progress on our 2016-17 Deep Roots spoken word initiative. Deep Roots seeks solutions to current environmental issues, and preserves traditional First Nations life skills and knowledge of our ecosystems.  https://cortesradio.ca/deep-roots-initiative/.  The locally written and produced programs are chosen with the goal of informing, questioning, and challenging our preconceived ideas. As well as building local broadcasting capacities. Deep Roots has several elements: Storytelling for radio Offering challenging views on contemporary issues Training new story writers/producers Building creative liaisons between partners and other organizations Linking current stories with traditional knowledge and legend. Our training program!  We opened the doors to new talent and have been nearly overwhelmed with the response. Our 16 trainees are aged 15 to 73 years. We have held 4 training workshops this year introducing new writers/producers to: What makes great radio Research and scriptwriting for radio Interviewing skills First Nations Protocol Field recording and production basics. Our trainer has 20 years experience at CBC Radio 1 as a producer, audio engineer and trainer! Some of the stories that are underway: Love on the Front Lines- deep relationships that have formed between a First Nation person and a non-native around a very public collaboration: the Cortes Ecoforestry General Partnership. How We Learn- a look at how young people get an education in a remote community. Finding Gilean- A quest for the spirit of Gilean Douglas. Brother Wolf-  The many faces of wolf, from European fairytale through First Nation dance and legends. Ethnobotany-  The role of native plants in traditional food and...
Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync

Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync

Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync in the Gumboot 13th June 2016 - BILLETS for the LIP-SYNC! “Theatre Quadra is excited about joining forces with Cortes Radio in mounting a lip-sync extravaganza this summer, on stage at the QCC. The show will raise funds to keep Cortes Radio on the air! Along with our home grown Quadra talent, TQ will host a handful of Cortes Island’s best and brightest lip-sync performers for the spectacle on Saturday, August 6. To accomplish this inter-island collaboration, we are looking for overnight accommodations for a couple of dozen Cortes performers. Their travelling troupe will overnight on Saturday, August 6, while some of the participants will spend Friday night as well. TQ will organize a potluck get-together for our visitors on Friday evening and a wrap party on Saturday, following the show. If a few additional sustaining meals could be offered to your guests in this hands-across-the-water initiative, it would be a wonderful gesture to our Cortes Island compatriots. Please let us know how you can help, as soon as possible. Reply to: Allen Perkins: dunnjudy@hotmail.com / 250-285-2302 or Trudi Richter: trspirit@gmail.com / 250-285-2008. Thanks a ton from TQ!” Cortes-Quadra LIPSYNC EXTRAVAGANZA! Theatre Quadra and Cortes Radio feature sensational lip-sync talents from both islands at the Quadra Community Centre on Saturday, August 6 – 7:00 to 9:00. $12 cheep! Funds raised will help keep Cortes Radio rockin’ on the air and rollin’ over the waves!                       Gallery Theatre Quadra: Dick Whittington Source: Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip...
Lip Sync 2016 – Cortes PHOTOS!

Lip Sync 2016 – Cortes PHOTOS!

Lip Sync 2016 According to Howie, CKTZ’s Lip Syncs lowered the bar on silly!” Sheryl Thompson said it is “going to be awesome, because it is always awesome.” “Great performances everyone!” says Immanuel on the Tideline. It was the station’s 14th Lip Sync - and yet another sold out crowd! The You Tube Video Immanuel posted  the following video of the 2016 winter Lip Sync,  calling it “a somewhat legendary bi-annual event sponsored by Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ)” Rehearsal was Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Doors opened at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 20. Admission only $10. Come and join the fun! Photos Check out the Cortes Lip Sync photos taken by Tom...