Poet and filmmaker P.K. Harmon is winner of the Serving House Fairleigh-Dickinson First Book Prize in Poetry (2011) for his collection of poems, "What Island". In this episode he reads "What Bikini", a moving denouncement of the nuclear testing program at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, and "What We Did During the Threat of War", a quiet paen to peace. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz
"Sylvia Frain recently received her Phd in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Otago. She is actively involved with resistance movements in Oceania, and maintains a presence in social media, through her facebook pages, Oceania Resistance and Alternative Zero Coalition. In this episode, she discusses her research work and experiences in Timor Leste and the Marianas Archipelago. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz
Master of Chamorro Chant Leonard Iriarte Leonard Iriarte is one of the spearheads of the Chamorro cultural renaissance in Guahan (Guam). As the founder of the I Fanlalai'an Oral History Project, he has been recovering and revitalizing fino haya, the language of the ancient indigenous people of Guahan, and presenting his findings in the form of chants in various events, such as the Festival for the Pacific Arts. He is currently the vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Department of...
Danee Hazama - A Voyaging Photographer Danee Hazama is an internationally renowned photographer with a passion for Oceanic cultures. He is also a voyager, and has been on expeditions on traditional Polynesian canoes, using traditional skills of celestial navigation. He has also been an artistic and cultural consultant for film productions, such as the Disney animations, Moana and Little Mermaid. His photography can be seen on his website, https://www.daneehazama.com, and various social...
Alan Vandermyden is a professional translator and interpreter working with the English and Marshallese languages. He has lived and worked in Oceania for more than a decade. He has a degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of Hawa'ii. In this episode, he shares his reflections on his experiences working with indigenous cultures and languages. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz
Dakot-ta Alcantara-Camacho is "Infinite Dåkota-ta", an international indigenous artist who combines spoken word, global hip hop sounds, indigenous chants, body movement and dance to convey a message of love, liberation, and the revival of indigenous cultures and values. He has a Masters degree in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. His album, "Na'lå'la" can be found at infinitedakota.bandcamp.com. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz
Guam's Independence Task Force Adrian Cruz is a US citizen on the US Territory of Guam, the largest of the Marianas Islands in the Pacific. He is Chairman of the Free Association Task Force under the Decolonization Committee of the government of Guam. Adrian is Chamorro by heritage and will speak about the indigenous Chamorro people's rights and efforts to decolonize from the US. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz