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Here's how to get your Indigenous language and music heard on CBC's Reclaimed

Host Jarrett Martineau with everything you need to know to be part of Reclaimed on CBC Music.

Host Jarrett Martineau with everything you need to know to be part of Reclaimed on CBC Music

From the Banff Centre: "Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore wanted to make art that would spark conversation between Indigenous people and the Canadian government — and she wanted to make something that would help people speak for themselves." Belmore created 'Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother,' a six feet wide, seven feet long megaphone made of all organic materials. (The Banff Centre)

By Jarrett Martineau

We love hearing Indigenous languages being spoken and we want to hear more of them on CBC.

We've featured greetings in many Indigenous languages from community members across Turtle Island and all over the world — including nêhiyawêwin, te reo Māori, Anishinaabemowin, Inuktitut, Kanien'kéha, Haida, Michif, and more — and we want to hear from you! Read on to find out how to get your voice — and your music — on CBC Music's Reclaimed. 

Tell us where you're from

To have your voice heard on Reclaimed, please record a quick audio file — could be an MP3, WAV or even an iPhone voice memo! — saying the following, in your language (as well as in English):

"Hello/greetings! I'm [your name] from [your nation/treaty territory/clan/region] and you're listening to Reclaimed on CBC Radio."

Send the audio to reclaimed@cbc.ca and we'll let you know if you'll be on the air.

Submit your music

If you're an Indigenous artist who would like to submit music to Reclaimed, please send audio files (WAV format preferred) to music.library@cbc.ca with the subject line: Attention Reclaimed.

Don't forget to:

  • Attach digital files or download links with album art and liner notes listing: artist, composer and production credits.
  • Include a bio and/or press kit with contact information.

Once we've received your submission, we'll review for possible future programming on Reclaimed as well as other CBC programs.

Listen and share the show

Reclaimed airs Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on CBC Music, Thursdays at 11 p.m. on CBC Radio One, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. on CBC Music and 9 p.m. on CBC Radio One.

If you missed any episode of the show, or if you want to listen back to all of our past episodes, head to cbcmusic.ca/reclaimed.

You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @CBCReclaimed.

Hiy hiy, miigwech, and mahsi cho for listening.

*The image above comes from Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore's art piece titled, Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother. You can also read more about Belmore's sculpture here.

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