Considering Indigenous radio
Updated: Aug 24
When exploring the diverse value/s of Indigenous radio for tribal communities and listeners, I analyse these in academic contexts by drawing on Indigenous theories by Indigenous scholars. A list of these is available here:
In this article, 'Research avenues for amplifying Indigenous radio', I discuss the value of Indigenous radio for its communities with radio practitioners alongside a working critical framework for ways to think about community-led radio as Indigenous cultural production. The article was published by Open Research Europe in February 2022.
Indigenous critical scholarship is often multidisciplinary, as its critical concerns reflect and are representative of ongoing Indigenous decolonizing struggle and activities. Consequently Indigenous critical theory incorporates concepts from diverse disciplines including communication, education, history, law and musicology. Storytelling and reflection are often the modalities through which Indigenous theory is generated and expressed, emerging from and rooted within particularities of distinct tribal practices (see Betasamosake Simpson 2017; Tuhiwai-Smith 1999 and Wilson 2008, in particular).