KIWA has a passion for sharing the world’s cultural treasures.
Whether transmitting the legends of Inuit elders to a digital generation or revitalising European folktales, we find in cultures a rich tapestry for storytelling.
This passion has led to the development of unique processes that bring traditional stories to life in compelling digital formats.
In Alaska, we have worked with a number of indigenous groups on language preservation projects, working with teams of linguists, elders, and narrators to bring to life traditional stories that until now have been passed on orally. For more on language revitalization in Alaska, download this article, or view this movie.
In Australia, we work with the Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre, who value digital technology as a key part of their language revival strategy.
And in New Zealand we have collaborated with Māori iwi organisations on projects as diverse as retelling of creation stories, through to stories told by children in collaboration with their elders.
We believe the world is now at a “tipping point” in terms of language preservation, with technology the key to success.
To learn more about how we help empower teachers, connect native students to their culture, and supercharge language immersion programs, please view some of our projects in this slideshow.
And if you would like to learn more about bringing language and culture to life, please get in touch with our CEO Steven Renata [email protected].