Indigenous Voices is a new monthly radio talk show discussing topics effecting the native people of Maine. It is hosted/produced by journalist, Rhonda Frey, a Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indian, and Meredith DeFrancesco , who is also a co-host of WERU's Radioactive . The program will explore cultural, historical, economic, and political issues and topics. Content and guests will be primarily from the four Maine tribes, the Penobscot, the Passamaquoddy at both Sipakik and Indian Township, the Houlton Band of the Maliseets, and the Aroostook band of the Micmac. National and international guests and topics will also be included at times. The program airs on WERU-FM (89.9 Blue Hill and 102.9 Bangor) every third Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11 in the morning.
The first program looked at Penobscot history, and discussed current native history education and language revitalization movements. The guests were Bonnie Newsom, Director of the Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation Department and James Eric Francis, the Penobscot Nation's tribal historian. Both are members of the Penobscot Tribe. The second program discussed the United South and Eastern Tribes and it's impact on the Wabanaki Tribe's issues. Guests were USET President, Keller George and Penobscot Chief James Sappier.
The segments are now archived on the WERU-FM site. To listen to the previous shows, click on the link to WERU and look under archives. To listen to the next show, go to the link below and hit the button on the right of the WERU-FM home website on each 3rd Tuesday of the month. The show airs from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m..
There will be a 90-minute delay in the web streaming of the program. To listen locally, turn to 89.9 FM in Blue Hill or 102.9 Bangor.
*There will be a 90-minute delay in the web streaming of the program.
To listen locally, turn to 89.9 FM in Blue Hill or 102.9 FM Bangor.