Indigenous Rights Radio uses the power of community radio to inform Indigenous communities of their rights. We envision a world in which Indigenous communities, equipped with knowledge of their rights, are empowered to protect their lands, languages, and cultures.
Cultural Survival’s Indigenous radio producers gather stories from Indigenous Peoples around the world. In English, Spanish, and a growing array of Indigenous languages, we bring the voices of the native peoples of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas into dynamic dialogue about the meaning of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, their common struggles, and their evolving and innovative solutions to the problems they face today.
1461 radio stations have received our programs, across 55 countries, in 30 languages.
Kaimana Barcarse (Kanaka Hawaiʻi) has represented Cultural Survival at United Nations events in New York and Lima, Peru and has produced dozens radio programs. Kaimana is also the lead DJ of Alana I Kai Hikina on KWXX-FM. He also works as the Coordinator of Hawaiian Language & Culture for the ʻĀina-based Education Department of the Kamehameha Schools. In his free time he is member of a Hawaiian voyaging society circling the globe in a wa’a (canoe) according to traditional techniques.
María del Rosario Sul González (Kaqchikel Maya) is from the town of Sumpango, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. She has a degree in Communications from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, and worked at her local community radio station Radio Ixchel for five years as an on-air host, human rights promoter, and within the station’s administration. Rosy has travelled to Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and New York to participate in international conferences such as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Issues, the World Conference on Indigenous Women, and the Indigenous Communications Summit in Oaxaca Mexico, and records interviews with Indigenous leaders participating in these events.