Unreserved

On the mic: Indigenous podcasters taking space and sharing stories

Having a microphone provides the opportunity to share stories, perspectives and opinions. It's a space that Indigenous people are often excluded from. But as technology becomes more user friendly, more Indigenous storytellers are heading online to make their own spaces, and telling stories through podcasting.
Indigenous created podcasts are popping up across the country. They are an outlet for Indigenous storytellers to share their thoughts on a variety of topics. (Composite by CBC)

Having a microphone provides the opportunity to share stories, perspectives and opinions. It's a space that Indigenous people are often excluded from. 

Until now...

As technology becomes more user friendly, more Indigenous storytellers are heading online to make their own spaces.

Today on Unreserved meet Indigenous podcasters who are getting their own mics, and telling their own stories. 

Rick Harp is a Cree journalist and host of MEDIA INDIGENA, a weekly current affairs podcast. Harp said Indigenous people are creating their own podcasts because no one's having the discussions they want to hear. 

Actor Kaniehtiio Horn explains how she found her voice in the storytelling podcast, Coffee with my Ma. It places the listener right at the kitchen table with Kaniehtiio and — you guessed it — her mom, Mohawk activist Kahn-Tineta Horn. 

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation produces a podcast called Word Up. Each episode teaches three words in one of the hundreds of Indigenous languages spoken across Australia. Editor of Indigenous Radio at ABC, Daniel Browning, joins Rosanna to talk about the importance of using new technology to revitalize language. 

The Secret Life of Canada's second season is launching through CBC Podcasts. Co-host Falen Johnson explains how the podcast can help to fill the gaps in Canadian history books. 

We've also got samples of podcasts from Toasted SisterRed RoadThe HenceforwardBearPaw Legal and Breakdances With Wolves

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