SlinCraze – Sami Hip-Hop

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More and more attention is being paid to indigenous hip-hop from around the Arctic, especially as it relates to language preservation and cultural pride.

The latest group in the spotlight is SlinCraze, a Sami hip-hop group from Norway’s Arctic.

They’re profiled on the BBC website in a piece called “Rapping to preserve a nearly extinct Arctic language

For more video profiles on Arctic hip-hop artists and preserving indigenous languages:

Losing their Words“, Eye on the Arctic

Sixteen Minutes with TuuMotz,” Eye on the Arctic

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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