Word Of The Day

Word Of The Day

Koosen & Amaya Koosen Pielle is a young mother of two in the Tla’amin nation. She has been involved in language revitalization for going on 7 years. She specializes and has a passion for audio , and getting a “Word of the day” started for CKTZ radio (funded by CRFC Radiometres) was a natural next step in language revitalization. “Language needs to be embedded in every part of our lives… it’s an emergency now, to regulate it as much as possible and to decolonize our ear holes! Especially while we still have the resource people that we do have” Koosen says. Koosen has included elders from the Klahoose community in the word of the day she created. She’s also included singers from both the Tla’amin nation, Klahoose Nation, and the settler community for background music. “Culture is something we all have in common, it unites us and it brings all generations together…and that is when the real magic happens…when intergenerational learning is a possibility”. Koosen expresses her love for community radio because it is “a means of oral teachings”. April 2019 “qoo_ohmqoo “ “qoay” - translation “hemlock” “pixay” - translation “alder” “pahyeetga”- translation “say it again” March 2019 Marissa’s story “kwawitl” - translation “spruce pitch” “kwakwajehthote” - translation “being In pain” “klupxwat”  - translation “to break something” February 2019 “Hoga” - translation “go ahead” Ayajuthum Elders ʔayʔaǰuθəm dictionary The ʔayʔaǰuθəm speaking people live among four communities: ɬəʔamɛn, komox, xʷɛmaɬkʷu, & ƛohos. Our people are considered to be the most Northern Coast Salish group. The Salish sea has been our highway to connecting to each other since time immemorial. We...
Tracking with Doreen

Tracking with Doreen

This audio postcard is from Hollyhock created during The Story From Hear podcasting workshop. Here, Jen Moss spends the afternoon in the local forest with Cortes resident Doreen Guthrie and learns about trapping.  Tracking With Doreen - by Jennifer Schinne & Jennifer Moss Producers Jen Moss recording in the downtown eastside for Wild Art, CBC Radio’s The Current (2010) Jenni Schine is a community-engaged researcher, communication specialist, and sound artist based on Vancouver Island, BC. She is also the Pacific Programs Community Liaison at Tides Canada. Jenni is a big fan of public engagement and has extended her work into film, radio, sound art, and installations. She also likes to connect artists with scientists and produce radio and podcasts. As an educator, Jenni teaches courses and workshops in both urban and rural environments, including Podcasting: The Story From Hear at Hollyhock with Jen Moss. She currently acts as the Arts, Culture, and Ethnography Advisor for the Sfaira Foundation, and was previously a Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station. Jenni is grateful to learn from the many knowledge holders in the traditional territories where I work and play. Jenni Schine recording cedar-barking in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory (Echo Bay, BC) for The Kingcome Collective (2017). Jennifer Moss co-instructs The Story from Hear podcasting workshop at Hollyhock Retreat Centre on Cortes Island. She has spent nearly 20 years as a storyteller in various media. Starting in theatre, she moved into the print journalism, radio, podcasting, and digital interactive fields. Her writing revolves primarily around arts, social issues, and character-driven stories. Jen has worked extensively in radio production for both CBC and Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver. She...
I Am Home

I Am Home

By Lindsey Mae Willie and Julia-McIntyre-Smith What do you do when you feel out of place? Tuning into the familiar sounds of place, four women share what works for them. Voices includes: Jacqueline Mathieu, Frances Guthrie, Julia McIntyre-Smith, and Lindsey Mae Willie. I Am Home - Story From Hear Biographies Lindsey Mae Willie is a member of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw People, living and working in the remote village of Kingcome Inlet, BC. Her filmmaking explores stories of cultural resurgence, revitalization and her peoples’ resistance to the impacts of colonization. Lindsey’s practice as a documentary filmmaker and storyteller has evolved from thirteen years of professional work as both camera operator and editor. She has worked with CTV, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), City TV, and OMNI Television. In 2012, Lindsey was awarded the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s Emerging Director Award and directed her first film, Potlatch Keepers (2014), which currently airs on APTN. Currently, she and her arts collective “Kingcome Collective” counterpart Jennifer Schine are working on a film in response to being awarded the Canada Council for the Arts {Re}consiliation grant. “Awakwas: A Gathering Place” is a documentation of six women who built a split cedar trapper cabin on an old village site that was wrongfully claimed by BC as “crown” land.  As an artist, activist, and researcher, Willie works in her home community of Kingcome as a contractor to enhance the capacity of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation to assert authority over its territory and regain self-governance. Willie seeks out her culture by listening to her elders, through hunting, fishing, trapping, constructing traditional shelters, and harvesting plants. Julia McIntyre-Smith G̱ilakas’la. Nugwa’a̱m Ikt’sa̱mgilagame’. Nugwa’a̱m...
Home

Home

By Nastaran Arianpoo They said home is not a place. It is a feeling. But sometimes a place gives your heart, memories, dreams, and ambitions a reason to reside, to belong. This audio postcard is a quick glance into one of such places through the eyes of Bruce Ellingson, a long-time resident of Cortes Island.  Home by Nastaran Arianpoo The piece is the outcome of “the Story from Hear” podcasting workshop at Hollyhock Leadership Centre, during the summer of 2018. BIOGRAPHY Nastaran Arianpoo is a scientist passionate about how new media platform like podcasts can be used to spread science. Nastaran is currently a research associate in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University. She is working on the impact of energy policies on food, water, and climate change. Top photo credit: Mansons Landing - by Hans Peter Meyer via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...