First Voices Indigenous Radio
May 28, 2019
In the first half-hour of this special REPEAT EDITION, Gerald (Jerry) Hill is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. He is President of the Indigenous Language Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has been a member of the Indigenous Language Board of Directors since 1997. A second language speaker of Oneida, Jerry has years of experience in the field of Native language revitalization. Jerry is an elected Chief Appellate Judge of the Oneida Nation. He has a bachelors degree in Linguistics from California State, Northridge and a JD from the University of California, Davis. Jerry talk about the state of Native languages today and also the ILIs 9th annual symposium, “Symposium:Understanding Intergenerational Trauma: The Healing Power of Language, which took place in October 22“24, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Adrian Sutherland, frontman of the Cree roots-rock band Midnight Shine, is the guest in the second half-hour. Midnight Shine came together by chance and they stayed together for a shot. When Adrian Sutherland, who is from Canadas isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat, was offered the opening spot for the rock band, Trooper, in Timmins, Ontario, he reeled in three other musicians from his northern region to form Midnight Shine. Their intention was to make the most of this one-off performance. Eight years, three albums, seven Top 10 Indigenous Music Countdown radio singles, and 200-plus media stories later ” you could say they have. Turning heads with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock with touches of Mushkegowuk Cree, Midnight Shine is pushing musical boundaries and boldly taking new strides, while staying true to who they are and where they come from. Sharing a glimpse through songs of what life is like in the far North, Midnight Shine is a must-hear band youll take a real shine to. The segment includes songs from two of the bands CDs: Sister Love from High Road (2018); Heart of Gold (cover) from High Road and Northern Man from Northern Man (2014). Heart of Gold was released as a music video in January 2019 and to date is approaching 200K views on YouTube.