First Nations Recordings Preserved

Over 150 hours of First Nations oral history and songs were at risk because the recordings were stored on obsolete tapes and discs. That was until the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) stepped in to preserve the incredible Central Australia Men’s Audio Collection with $270,000 funding through our Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Read full story here.

First Nations Oral History

For centuries, First Nations people recounted the cultures’ histories orally. With decreasing use of traditional languages, the art of oral history is looking to film, audio and paper methods to pass the history on to younger generations. Reporter Alex Johnson asked Miriam McNab, assistant professor at the First Nations University of Canada, what prompted the change, and what the future looks like for the future of recounting First Nations history, after her panel discussion at the Reconciliation through Research Conference.  For full article, click here.