Klahoose Language Program

Klahoose Language Program

Norm Harry hosts the Klahoose Language Program on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, 2:30 - 4 PM on Wednesdays. “Thank-you from coming to the Klahoose territory* .… We say it with a good heart so that people feel welcome, not like an outcast. Especially when I am on the radio show. This is all our island. We have to share it as a home, even though it is the territory of the Klahoose people. You don’t get pushy about it, you do it in a polite manner so that everybody is equal. ” - Norm Harry, from an interview on Cortes Currents. Each Klahoose Language program podcast starts with a Word of the Day, which is followed by Norm’s program. The Klahoose Language Program and word of the day are sponsored by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. (Click here to access a separate page for Word of the Day) Here are some recent podcasts: June 2019 June 26 Klahoose Program June 19 Klahoose Program June 5 Klahoose Program May 2019 May 29 Klahoose Program May 22 Klahoose Program May 15 Klahoose Program May 8 Klahoose Program May 1 Klahoose Program April 2019 April 24 Klahoose Program April 17 Klahoose Program April 10 Klahoose Program April 3 Klahoose Program March 2019 March 27 Klahoose Program March 20 Klahoose Program March 13 Klahoose Program March 6 Klahoose Program February 2019 Feb 27 Klahoose Program Feb 20 Klahoose Program Feb 13 Klahoose Program Feb 6 Klahoose Program January 2019 Jan 30 Klahoose Program Jan 23 Klahoose Program Jan 16 Klahoose Program Jan 9, Klahoose...
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”. June 2019 “Weega” - translation “go ahead” “Toq quaymiexw” - translation “People from Squirrel Cove” “tlakwat” - transaltion “to breath” May 2019 “thachitlpay” - translation “spruce tree” “Taxumay” - translation “Red Cedar” “Soput” - translation “to split something with an axe” “shehmatchxw” - translation “Dry it” April 2019 “sew sew” - translation “stinging nettle” “qoo_ohmqoo ” - translation “cod eggs” (?) “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” ...
Buttons and Hoodies

Buttons and Hoodies

All photos courtesy Dan Peters In our second episode we present the songs “Sacrifice” and “New Kid” from Curtis and Reg of Buttons and Hoodies, who wrote the lyrics and composed the instrumental pieces.  “Sacrifice” is a track that explores the forces of change and sacrifice as we travel through the uncertainties of life; “New Kid” encourages people to be themselves and see the bigger picture, focusing on youth in the school system. Episode 2: Buttons and Hoodies - Spark Point Music Coming to you from the unceded, ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin peoples, this is Spark Point Music Radio!  We are working in partnership with CKTZ Cortes radio, Youth Voices!, and The Community Radio Fund of Canada - Radiometres program to bring you original music created by youth from Cortes Island. At Spark Point Music we believe that when we create, we explore what it is to be whole and discover more of who we truly are. In our programs we seek to spark the imagination, and a sense of what is possible, for youth on the remote island of Cortes when their voices are heard and valued. We give youth ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to create art and music in an encouraging environment, seeking to minimize judgment and increase acceptance of themselves and others. Our studio is graciously hosted at Linnaea Farm, where we provide inclusive space, instruments, recording  gear, and guidance for youth to compose, record, and perform original music.    Any music you hear during these broadcasts was either composed and performed entirely by youth, or with the guidance and...
Rust & Velvet

Rust & Velvet

All photos courtesy Dan Peters© In our first episode we present the songs “Rust” and “Velvet” from Laara, who wrote the lyrics and guided the musical composition.  “Rust” is an upbeat track which might mislead the casual listener, as the lyrics explore the theme of betrayal.  “Velvet” is a song that Laara created to sound the way that velvet feels.  See what it “feels” like to you…  Lara: Rust & Velvet Coming to you from the unceded, ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin peoples, this is Spark Point Music Radio!  We are working in partnership with CKTZ Cortes radio, Youth Voices!, and The Community Radio Fund of Canada - Radiometres program to bring you original music created by youth from Cortes Island. At Spark Point Music we believe that when we create, we explore what it is to be whole and discover more of who we truly are. In our programs we seek to spark the imagination, and a sense of what is possible, for youth on the remote island of Cortes when their voices are heard and valued. We give youth ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to create art and music in an encouraging environment, seeking to minimize judgment and increase acceptance of themselves and others. Our studio is graciously hosted at Linnaea Farm, where we provide inclusive space, instruments, recording  gear, and guidance for youth to compose, record, and perform original music.    Any music you hear during these broadcasts was either composed and performed entirely by youth, or with the guidance and support of musical mentors.  We will be airing 1 episode per...
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...