Indigenous People

On last night's edition of Bridging The Gap, dj mr.nick curated a show in honor of Indigenous Peoples day, but he graciously forgot the one indigenous people that I happen to be an expert on: Hawaiians. So tonight's Bridging The Gap is the Hawaiian edition of last night's Indigenous Peoples show honoring ka poʻe ʻoiwi o nei paeʻāina.

Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! Tonight's song selection is going to reflect the progress of 1st Nations and other people in this country struggling to attain freedom, and a reminder that we are all illegal.

Photo: Lachlan Fearnley / CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia Commons

It’s been eight years since a state law took effect recognizing Native Hawaiians as “the only indigenous . . . population of Hawai’i.” In Australia, the government is promising to move ahead with a different kind of recognition for its own native people.

DJ Mermaid comes back to us from a week in Aotearoa (New Zealand) full of mahalo for the tangata whenua (peope of the land) that hosted her so well. Tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap honors the people, places, and language of Aotearoa through the waiata (songs) that the whanau (family) shared with her, along with other music she heard during her time there.

The Conversation: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Feb 7, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Restricting Missile Alert Authority; Indigenous Rights Lawyer; Local Effects of Nuclear Testing; Remembering Plantation Life

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

As you may have heard, the indigenous council that manages Uluru has voted to ban climbing on Australia’s most iconic rock, starting in 2019. The sandstone butte, also known as Ayers Rock, is sacred to the Anangu people.

But that milestone for Australia’s indigenous peoples comes just after the government in Canberra rejected a proposal that emerged from an historic gathering of community leaders at Uluru last May. We have more from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

An extraordinary meeting is underway in central Australia, where aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders will discuss constitutional recognition, a treaty and compensation.  The summit’s being held at Uluru, the iconic rock revered by aboriginals…we have more from Neal Conan in today’s Pacific News Minute.