Rosanna Deerchild

Rosanna Deerchild is the host of Unreserved on CBC Radio One. She's an award-winning Cree author and has been a broadcaster for almost 20 years — including stints with APTN, CBC Radio, Global and a variety of indigenous newspapers. She hails from O-Pipon-Na-Piwan Cree Nation, Man.

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6 things I learned about Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Unreserved is comin atchu from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario. While there we learned a whole bunch about these proud and strong nations.
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Indigenous summer reading: 3 top picks by Rosanna Deerchild

In this ongoing summer series, authors, celebrities and CBC personalities share their favourite indigenous books, the ones they want to read this summer, and the ones they think everyone should read.

Unreserved: The healing power of plants, a 9 year-old martial artist and the moose hide campaign

While you are wandering through your own summer fun we here at Unreserved are offering up some encore shows for your audio enjoyment. Unreserved returns with brand new episodes on August 30 - when we hit the national radio airwaves.

Unreserved brings you an encore presentation for the August long weekend

It's the dog days of summer - that long stretch of July with its endless days of barbecuing, sipping cold ones and fishing. We'll be back in the fall when we launch Unreserved nationally. But we don't want to leave you without your favourite cousin bringing you indigenous coolness.
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Musician Leonard Sumner shares stories of young indigenous life through his music

Leonard Sumner's music is a fusion of hip-hop, country, roots, rhythm and blues. His deeply personal lyrics and rhyme reflect his experiences as a young indigenous person in Canada; an honest message of home, hope and heart.
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5 Indigenous Music Awards nominees to watch out for

The Indigenous Music Awards turns 10 this year and to celebrate, Unreserved wants to tune you into some of this year's talented nominees.

5 indigenous artists that will rock your summer road trip

No summer has begun until you head out for that first road trip: friends crowded in, double-doubles all around, favourite tunes blasting and a badly refolded map on the passenger seat. It's go time on this week's edition of Unreserved.

Unreserved serves up an eclectic mix of ceremonies, awards and music

The wearing of long skirts by women in indigenous ceremonies is a common practice among those who live traditionally. Some say the skirt forces a gender role on women.
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Unreserved talks treaty money, historical events and apologies

Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild heads out to The Forks in Winnipeg to ask Treaty people what they know. Along the way, she get schooled by Manitoba Treaty Relations Commissioner Jamie Wilson and some myth-busting status cards: what are they and why do we have them?
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Intergenerational impacts of residential schools, 1st steps of reconciliation

I am an intergenerational survivor. The term may not be a familiar one. That's because it's a relatively new way to describe the affects of a horrific chapter of Canadian history, one we are just learning about - the residential school era.
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Some residential school survivors still waiting to tell their stories

Unreserved's host Rosanna Deerchild was approached and asked to tell one survivor's story. "And so I held her hand, the feather between us and told her, 'Yes, I will listen. I will tell your story," she said.
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The loud and proud song and wisdom of Buffy Sainte-Marie

The first time I saw Buffy was on the children’s television show Sesame Street in 1977. She was unmistakable; long dark hair, sharp Cree features and bead work earrings. But she was also smart and funny and could play a mean mouth bow.

Unreserved shares the stories of missing and murdered indigenous women

Sometimes, when trying to solve a problem or overcome a challenge you have to think outside the box. Or in the case of Indigenous peoples, go back to the circle.

Unreserved: Telling stories of indigenous Canada

This week on Unreserved on CBC Radio One: A father uses the beauty of a drum song to battle his grief, a residential school survivor captures the demons of his past on paper, and a young Inuk fighter fights to make his dreams a reality.

Unreserved: Reclaiming space and making room in indigenous Canada

In order to strengthen any community we must make room for everyone. That's not always easy. Unreserved looks at how to restore traditional views of Two-Spirit people and talks to up-and-coming filmmaker Elle-Maija Tailfeathers about her cross-cultural family.