Unceded Airwaves Episode March 30, 2023


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Unceded Airwaves is hosted by the Indigenous Collective at CiTR. As a weekly radio show, we aim to showcase the diversity and brilliance of Indigenous cultures while highlighting influential Indigenous kin. We recognize that media has often been used as a tool to subordinate or appropriate Indigenous voices and we are committed to subverting these dynamics. The team is comprised of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are passionate about story-telling, alternative media, and Indigenous affairs. We broadcast from the traditional, ancestral, current, and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Wautuh Peoples.
In this episode, Kleo Skavinski (they/them) interviews the duo behind PIQSIQ, Tiffany Ayalik (she/her) and Inuksuk Mackay (she/her). PIQSIQ has been described as blending traditional Inuit throat singing and contemporary technologies to compose eerie narratives informed by the land and its histories. They talk about the origin of their spooky vibes and the complexities of the music industry and categorization, as well as the influence of Land in their composition.
The music featured in this episode comes from their latest album "Live from Christ Church Cathedral" released on October 29, 2021. "This bold performance is an empowering statement that brings the ancient art of Inuit throat singing into spaces where it was previously forbidden" (Bandcamp). Additionally, the closing song featured, Seascape, comes from their performance at Reclaimed Presents: ??m?i ce:p x?iw?l (Come Toward the Fire), performed Live at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (University of British Columbia in Vancouver) on September 17, 2022.
You can find PIQSIQ here:

Track Listing:

Nightmare (LIVE)
PIQSIQ · Live from Christ Church Cathedral
Unearthed (LIVE)
PIQSIQ · Live from Christ Church Cathedral
Ascend (LIVE)
PIQSIQ · Live from Christ Church Cathedral
Seascape (LIVE)
PIQSIQ · Reclaimed Presents: ??m?i ce:p x?iw?l (Come Toward the Fire)