News Release

Native Voice One

RECLAIMED is a one-hour weekly program that explores the many worlds of contemporary Indigenous music, from traditional songs to Native hip-hop, R&B, and the dancefloor-filling beats of electric powwow. Hosted by Jarrett Martineau, RECLAIMED introduces listeners to a new generation of Indigenous artists, while paying respect to First Nations musicians of previous generations who set the stage for today's emerging talent to rise.

Starting January 4, 2021, NV1, the Native American Radio Network, will begin distribution of RECLAIMED, produced and created by host Jarrett Martineau and CBC. NV1 looks forward to adding RECLAIMED to its menu of programs that enlighten and inform the general public about Indigenous news, culture, history, music, events, and modern life. 

According to NV1 Network Manager Bob Petersen: "We are so pleased to have RECLAIMED added to the catalog of high quality programming by Indigenous producers and hosts. Having RECLAIMED available to communities will provide an enriched perspective that will benefit stations and listeners."

"Indigenous music is on the rise across the continent, and I'm honored and excited to be joining the NV1 radio family and to share the sounds of the next wave in Native music. Indigenous music flows across borders, and I'm excited that the show will now be available to our relations all across Turtle Island. I can't wait to bring more songs and stories to NV1 listeners." - Jarrett Martineau, Reclaimed host

RECLAIMED's introduction to the NV1 lineup follows the successful addition of UNRESERVED, hosted by Falen Johnson, a weekly CBC radio show about Indigenous culture, community and conversation, which joined the NV1 airwaves in 2019.  

About the show

RECLAIMED is a weekly one-hour soundtrack to the Indigenous Next Wave: a new generation of Indigenous artists reclaiming their culture through music and song. From Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Northern Cree, and A Tribe Called Red to Black Belt Eagle Scout, Jeremy Dutcher, Raye Zaragoza, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids, host Jarrett Martineau is your guide to the global sounds of Indigenous music and beyond.

Equal parts celebration, resistance, and reclamation, RECLAIMED is a platform for musical discovery and education, incorporating everything from powwow songs and protest music, to electronic beats and incendiary political hip-hop. Learn more about the show at https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/program/reclaimed

About the host

Jarrett Martineau (nêhiyaw/Denesuline) works extensively at the intersections of music art, media, technology, and social movements. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria, and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and CUNY's Center for Place, Culture and Politics in New York.

Prior to hosting RECLAIMED, Jarrett created the Indigenous music platform, Revolutions Per Minute, he produced RISE, the award-winning documentary series on global Indigenous resistance for VICE, and he co-founded the New Forms Festival, an annual contemporary art and music festival held in Vancouver

About Native Voice One

NV1 (Native Voice One), is the Native public radio distribution service, linking 200 stations across the country to Native radio programming, from reservation and village-based stations to top-market urban radio stations. NV1 distributes work from producers whose programming educates, advocates, and celebrates Indigenous life and values. NV1 is operated by Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC). KBC is a nonprofit, Alaska Native media center located in Anchorage, Alaska with a satellite office in Albuquerque, NM. To learn more about NV1, visit ; for KBC, visit knba.org.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada's trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

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