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Rosanna Deerchild reacts to Maclean's racism article after appearing on cover

After appearing on the cover of a Maclean's issue that called Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada, Rosanna Deerchild, the host of the CBC Radio show Unreserved, says the city is far from the place described in the news magazine.

'I am far from the angry Indian complaining about being hard done by,' CBC radio host says

After appearing on the cover of Maclean's on Thursday, Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild says Winnipeg is far from the place described in the magazine, which called it the most racist in Canada. 3:00

After appearing on the cover of a Maclean's issue that called Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada, Rosanna Deerchild, the host of the CBC Radio show Unreserved, says the city is far from the place described in the news magazine.​

Deerchild's photograph appears beside a quote, printed in large block letters on the cover of the national weekly current affairs magazine.

"They call me a stupid squaw, or tell me to go back to the rez," the quote reads.

But on Friday, Deerchild recorded a segment for Saturday's Unreserved, saying she does not want to be racism's cover girl.

Rosanna Deerchild on the cover of Maclean's magazine on Thursday. (CBC)

"I am far from the angry Indian complaining about being hard done by," she says.

"Let me be clear. I love my city, my community, my home: Winnipeg, North End, Canada. But neither will I quantify, qualify or pacify racism in this place, or any place it rears its ugly head."

The full episode of Unreserved will air on Saturday after the 5 p.m. news on CBC Manitoba Radio One.

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