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Remembering the contributions of Indigenous veterans
This week we're looking at the ways Indigenous soldiers contributed to war efforts across the globe. With stories of those who fought, the secrets they kept and what happened after they came home.
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Code talkers: How Navajo men played a major role in the United States' efforts in World War II
After the end of World War II, a group of 29 Navajo kept a major secret about their time in the United States Marine Corps. And they kept that secret for more than two decades. They were the original Navajo code talkers, who created a code using English and Navajo, which was used for communication during the war. Their code was never broken.
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How fitness connects Indigenous people to the land, themselves and each other
They say physical activity is good for the body, but did you know it's also good for the mind and the heart? Today, how fitness is inspiring Indigenous people to connect with the land, themselves and each other.
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Unreserved heads to Halifax: How are people in this city building bridges between communities?
Halifax, in Mi'kmaw territory, is a city in the throes of decolonization and reconciliation. What tensions are arising? How are people in this city building bridges between communities? Unreserved headed east to find out.
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Standing up and speaking out: Meet Indigenous people motivated to take action
Think about the last time you saw something happening that you thought was wrong. What did you do? For most people, the easiest thing to do.... is nothing. So what motivates people who do take action, who decide to stand up and speak out? Today on the show, you'll meet people who are doing just that.
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Introducing the Secret Life of Canada (Rosanna's podcast pick)
Rosanna introduces the first episode of CBC Podcast's newest show, The Secret Life of Canada, co-hosted by recent guest Falen Johnson. This history podcast is all about the country you know, and the stories you don't. It's the newest member of the CBC family.
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'We have to have some people give up power': A conversation about race, privilege and making space
Marginalized people often struggle to be heard. In order for their voices to rise, those who live with privilege have to make space. But are people in positions of power willing to share that space? Join Unreserved at 6 Degrees Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario, to hear Rosanna Deerchild moderate a conversation about power and privilege.
On the mic: Indigenous podcasters taking space and sharing stories
Having a microphone provides the opportunity to share stories, perspectives and opinions. It's a space that Indigenous people are often excluded from. But as technology becomes more user friendly, more Indigenous storytellers are heading online to make their own spaces, and telling stories through podcasting.
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Are we in the midst of a 'new Native Renaissance'?
In a recent article for The Paris Review, Julian Brave NoiseCat described the New Native Renaissance he says the literary world is experiencing right now. We'll talk to NoiseCat about what that means, and find out which writers are leading the charge.
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The new era of Indigenous cinema: Unreserved heads to TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is arguably one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world, and it's wrapping up this week. The festival attracts big celebrities and hosts the premieres of some of the year's most anticipated films. But is it also ushering in a new era for Indigenous film?
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Kick up your moccasins: Unreserved visits the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation powwow
What a better way to kick off the new season of Unreserved, than by kicking up our moccasins and dancing? This week we're meeting at the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation powwow.
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Indigenous fashion looks beyond fringe, feathers and beads
Indigenous fashion designers are taking on the industry, and looking beyond fringe, feathers and beads. This week on Unreserved, the future of Indigenous fashion.
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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto takes on cultural appropriation
Earlier this month, some of the world's top Indigenous fashion designers shared their collections at the inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. On top of showing collections, there were talks held throughout the week, including one called Cultural (In)Appropriation, which was recorded at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.
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Art, representation and the importance of seeing yourself reflected in popular culture
Whether it's through comic books, music, or literature, Indigenous artists are finding their voice. This week on Unreserved, how Indigenous artists are reinforcing the presence of their own stories and characters in creative fields where they have often been left out.
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Unreserved Reads: Interviews with award-winning Indigenous authors
This week on Unreserved, we revisit conversations with three authors shortlisted for the Indigenous Literature Award, so you can get your summer reading lists ready.
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Indigenous artists explore the link between creativity and healing
Whether through painting, theatre, or music, Indigenous artists are exploring the link between creativity and healing.
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'It tells a truth that has been kept secret': Children of God brings residential school story to the stage
A modern musical that sheds light on the painful experience of residential schools has broken new ground in Indigenous Canadian theatre. Children of God was eight years in the making, and is the passion piece of Oji-Cree playwright and composer Corey Payette.
Unreserved visits Victoria: Can a city rooted in colonial history be a progressive site for reconciliation?
We're celebrating the Victoria Day long weekend — and we heard something about a royal wedding? — with a trip to Lekwungen territory in Victoria, B.C. Today on the show we're asking: Can a city rooted in colonial history be a progressive site for reconciliation?
Colonial Reality Tour brings Indigenous land and history into focus
Cheryl Bryce felt that her nation was invisible in the city that is now called Victoria, located on Lekwungen territories. So, she set out to change that. Bryce founded the Colonial Reality Tour which educates people about the Indigenous significance of areas around the city.
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Changing names, changing perception: Victoria faces duality of colonial history, pushes for reconciliation
Choosing a Lekwungen name for the newest library in the City of Victoria is part of the reconciliation work supported by Songhees and Esquimalt nations. However, debate continues over controversial street names and monuments.