Radio Ñonmdaa

 

Radio Ñonmdaa: The Word of Water

Radio Ñonmdaa: La Palabra del Agua

(Amuzgo and Spanish with English Subtitles, 15 minutes, 2005)

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On December 20, 2004 the Radio Ñonmdaa, The Word of the Water, came on air, becoming the first radio station to broadcast in the indigenous Amuzgo language. Under the direction of the traditional authorities of Xochistlahuaca, Guerrero, Radio Nonmdaa serves to communicate and disseminate the needs of this autonomous municipality.

This radio station covers nearly the entire territory of Amuzgo people and can be heard in different Afro-Mexican, Mixteco, and mestizo communities in the Costa Chica regions of Guerrero and Oaxaca. Since opening, the station has received constant harassment from the Mexican Military who have threatened to shut down the station. Radio Nonmdaa serves to strengthen the autonomy, identity and culture of the indigenous peoples of the region.

 

Radio Ñomndaa, La palabra del agua, primera estación radiofónica que transmite en lengua Amuzga y que satisface las necesidades de comunicación del municipio autónomo. Esta nueva estación radiofónica cubre casi la totalidad del territorio del pueblo amuzgo y se escucha en diversas comunidades mixtecas, mestizas y negras de la Costa Chica guerrerense y oaxaqueña en México. Su existencia refuerza la autonomía de los pueblos indígenas de la región, así como la identidad y cultura propias.

 

Festivals:

2006 Native American Film and Video Festival, New York City, NY US

2007 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY, US

2007 Voices from the Waters, 2nd International Film Festival on Water, Gurunanak Bhavan, Bangalore, India