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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.