Tribal Voice Radio brings Native language, traditions to
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Alaska: Tribal Voice Radio is now on the air.
The online station
recently started broadcasting from Juneau.
It was set up by the
Central Council Tlingit & Haida
Indian Tribes of Alaska.
The goal is to share their language, stories and
traditions with listeners around the world.
"The reason why we have this set up at a table here is
because when you go over to an elder's house or a
storyteller's house, you sit at the table and you talk,"
said Simon Roberts.
The station sent out hand-held recorders to interview Native elders,
artists, dancers and drummers.
CCTHITA is the tribal government for 26,000 Tlingit and Haida
Indians worldwide. As a sovereign entity, they have a
government to government relationship with the U.S.
The Council's headquarters is in Juneau, Alaska.
Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages
Aimed primarily at U.S. tribes seeking U.S. funds,