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Unreserved

Intelligent, Insightful, Indigenous. Stories, music, culture. Unreserved is the true voice of Indigenous Canada. Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild.

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Rock moms and the stars they raised

Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia, discuss her new book about rock moms.

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Feminism - 'stop blaming men'

Camille Paglia is never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.

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"God wasn't there"

William dedicated 22 years of his life to Mormonism, before he committed a serious sin.

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Mississauga mom fears for her son's safety at school prayers

A Mississauga mother says she fears for her eldest son's safety after a number of high-profile incidents targeting Muslim school prayers at the Peel District School Board.

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Reclaiming, retelling and revisioning Indigenous stories

The relationship between Indigenous people and the movies dates back to the very start of movies themselves. But as cinema increased in popularity, stories about Indigenous peoples became filtered through a non-Indigenous lens.

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Journeys: From skate parks to the Junos

From Ahousaht, B.C., to Attawapiskat, Ont., individuals journey to contribute to a community effort - whether that is on the ice at the Juno Cup or in an isolated community to give back to a life-saving effort.

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From outstanding achievements to outstanding careers

The Indspire Awards recognizes Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. Plus hypnotist Scott Ward mesmorizes Rosanna Deerchild.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:24]


Richard Wagamese changed the world one story at a time.

Richard Wagamese was one of the greatest storytellers of our time. He passed away March 10. Thomas King, Shelagh Rogers, Drew Hayden Taylor, Waubgeshing Rice and Kim Wheeler pay their tributes to this prolific storyteller, inspiration and friend.

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Music makers are some of our best storytellers

Our music makers are some of our best storytellers. Today on Unreserved, we revisit some of our favourites: Tanya Tagaq, Tomson Highway, Murray Porter, Amanda Rheaume, Dustin Harder and Kimberley Dawn.

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From throat singing to hip hop, plus Indigenous Reads returns

From throat singing to hip hop, we take you on an Indigenous musical soundscape journey. Plus, our Indigenous Reads panel talks tricksters and teenagers from our latest pick: Eden Robinson's Son of a Trickster.

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Doctor of pharmacy; access to menstrual products in the north

Thought to be the first Indigenous doctor of pharmacy Jaris Swidrovich; culture columnist Jesse Wente; and student Nicole White collects menstrual products for northern Saskatchewan women.

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Indigenous Reads, Stichin Gwich'ins, and filmmaker Lisa Jackson

How a broken sewing machine led Karen Wright-Fraser and her husband Roger from Yellowknife to Texas; author Eden Robinson joins the Indigenous Reads Book Club with latest novel Son of a Trickster; and filmmaker Lisa Jackson on mentoring new directors.

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The vital roles of books, language, culture and education

Indigenous Reads bookclub discusses Kuessipan, hoop dancer Dallas Arcand and the ceremony of dance, plus tiny Cree speakers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:44:24]


Art, representation and why it matters

Jay Odjick creates images in Robert Munsch's new book. Aritist Kent Monkman paints a cheeky Indigenous narrative into Canada's history. And musician Jade Turner shares a painful past.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:05]


Who gets to claim Indigeneity?

Joseph Boyden has recently faced accusations that he faked his Indigenous identity. The controversy has sparked a wildfire of opinions across the country, and has people asking: what does Indigenous really mean?

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From opera to entrepreneurs

An opera singer, inspired entrepreneur and a new take on the classic Hinterland Who's Who.

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Amanda Rheaume shares stories of songs that inspire her life and music

When musician Amanda Rheaume starting digging into her family’s Metis roots, she didn’t expect to find ties to Louis Riel. As Rheaume dug, she uncovered more fascinating stories from her family’s history and she shares those through song.

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Indigenous Reads recap of books to date

Indigenous Reads interviews with authors Beatrice Moisonier, Katherena Vermette and Drew Hayden Taylor

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:20]


All about the arts: Fashion, books and photography

We're all about the arts this week! Featuring fashion designer Dorothy Grant, photographer Nadya Kwandibens and our Indigenous Reads panel on Drew Hayden Taylor's Take Us to Your Chief.

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The healing power of puppets, jazz music and comedy

We're talking all about the healing power of art on the show this week. From stand-up comedy, to jazz music - and even puppets! Howie Miller and Chuck Copenance guest.

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Watching virtual reality, reading science fiction and learning Michif

This week we're watching virtual reality, reading science fiction and looking at what medical services are and are not available on remote First Nations.

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Indigenous storytelling: who is controlling the narrative?

In film, fiction or history, when it comes to storytelling who is doing the telling is just as important as what the story is about. When it comes to Indigenous story more often than not we are not the ones doing the telling but that is changing.

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The people and ceremonies of Standing Rock

It began in April, with a small group of Sioux people on a small piece of land and has grown to thousands people coming to show their support. It is a fluid population that ebbs and flows like the nearby Cannonball River.

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Indigenous healing practices meet modern medicine

Doctors, doulas, yoga and self-healing: How do we combine Indigenous tradition with eastern and western practices and medicines?

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The complicated politics of identity

Ethnicity and how the world perceives you don't always go together, which presents a challenge for a growing number of Indigenous people who might not look exactly like their ancestors. Plus water protectors, Leanne Simpson and artist Jackie Traverse.

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The complicated politics of identity

Ethnicity and how the world perceives you don't always go together, which presents a challenge for a growing number of Indigenous people who might not look exactly like their ancestors. Plus water protectors, Leanne Simpson and artist Jackie Traverse.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:42:45]