Ami Admire, the director of Rincon Youth Storytellers, explained to us how there are still many missing artifacts and pieces of the Payomkawichum culture that still needs retrieval to its rightful owner. She works diligently to inspire and teach the youth about their culture and who they are. The Rincon Youth Storytellers use music, stories, and language to build and recover their cultural identity. She informed us that the Payomkawichum culture does not have written history and that their songs are what is their oral history. Ethnographers recorded their music from her ancestors and remain inaccessible to them to this day. The group aims to bring awareness and appreciation for the Rincon culture as well as passing down indigenous knowledge to the younger generations.
June 7, 2021
Ami Admire Oral History
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