Unreserved

 
 

Unreserved

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

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Exploring hockey's roots in Indigenous communities

This week on Unreserved, we explore what hockey means to Indigenous people, and how that connection is about more than just sports.

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Series, trilogies and translations: Indigenous authors transforming bookstore shelves

With series, trilogies and translations being written by Indigenous authors, bookstore shelves are starting to look very different. This week, Rosanna talks to three authors about their work.

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'I am Inuk': Natan Obed on his complicated childhood, challenging questions and Nunavut's future

Natan Obed can count on one hand the number of times he's been angry. This, despite the fact that the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has been called out for "not being Inuk enough," for not speaking Inuktitut fluently, and for growing up in the United States.

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FIRST WORDS: Ian McCallum speaks Munsee

In this episode of First Words, educator Ian McCallum teaches you how to say "kii haa koolamalsi?" Munsee for "how are you feeling?", "noolamalis" which means "I am fine" and "anushiik" which means "thank you."

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Water: How Indigenous people are turning the tide

Depending where you live, clean water is something many of us take for granted. But that's not the reality for many Indigenous communities. It's a cause that continues to inspire artists, activists and entrepreneurs across the country, who are speaking out, and raising awareness.  

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FIRST WORDS: Lawrence Nayally speaks Dhecho Zhatie

In this episode of First Words, CBC host Lawrence Nayally teaches you how to say I love you and take good care of yourself in Dhecho Zhatie.

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How a fateful limo ride led Tom Wilson to his Mohawk roots

Tom Wilson is a Canadian music icon with bands Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse and now, as Lee Harvey Osmond. But uncovering a web of family secrets set him off on a lifelong journey to reconnect with his identity.

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FIRST WORDS: Jeremy Dutcher speaks Wolastoqey

In this episode of First Words, Juno award winner Jeremy Dutcher explains the intimate connection between his language and music.

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Unreserved celebrates Indigenous music at the Juno Awards

With the Juno Awards being handed out March 17, it seemed like the perfect time to hear from all the Indigenous musicians nominated this year.

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FIRST WORDS: Valentina Fox speaks Nakoda

In this episode of First Words, Stoney elder Valentina Fox teaches you how to say "hold on to our Nakoda language."

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Looking towards the future: Indigenous futurism in literature, music, film and fashion

In popular culture, Indigenous people are often portrayed as being of the past, living traditional lives. Or they're not shown at all. Aside from a few characters, like Star Trek's Chakotay, Indigenous people aren't often portrayed as existing 10, 50 or 100 years from now. This week on Unreserved, how Indigenous people are seeing themselves in the future.

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FIRST WORDS: Adrian Sutherland speaks Cree

In this episode, Adrian Sutherland of the band Midnight Shine shares the challenge of translating Neil Young lyrics into Cree. He'll also teach you how to say sing me a song in his language.

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Exploring the intersection where Indigenous tradition and technology meet

From finding algorithms in beading patterns to using virtual reality to teach Indigenous history, traditional Indigenous knowledge is rooting itself in technology more and more. This week we explore how one helps spread tradition, and how tradition gives back.

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FIRST WORDS: Bryson Syliboy speaks Mi'kmaw

Bryson Syliboy is Mi'kmaw from Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia. He started tweeting out a Mi'kmaw word of the day related to something happening in the world. This week, he'll teach you how to say hello, welcome and see you later in Mi'kmaw.

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Inuk NHL player Jordin Tootoo on life after going 'All the Way'

Jordin Tootoo doesn't watch much hockey anymore - but reflecting on his storied career as the first Inuk to play in the NHL, he's reminded of how it saved him.

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FIRST WORDS: Eli Langley speaks Koasati

At 20 years old, Eli Langley is the youngest person in his tribe to speak Koasati fluently, a language native to the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. In this episode, he'll teach you how to say brother, clan and god.

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Indigenous language revitalization: From federal legislation to community-led initiatives

New federal legislation in Canada aims to bring many Indigenous languages back to life, and protect them from being lost. But Indigenous people have long been working to revitalize their languages. From podcasts and Hollywood blockbusters, to sign language and language nests, how Indigenous people are learning, sharing and speaking their own languages.

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FIRST WORDS: Larry Grant speaks h?n?q??min??m?

In this episode of First Words, elder Larry Grant teaches you how to say buddy in h?n?q??min??m?, and the phrase for I love you.

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Snagging, romance novels and bear grease: Unreserved shares Indigenous love stories

It's that time of year again - time to talk about the Indigenous love in our lives. This week on Unreserved, a look at everything from romance novels to online love and even the art of the snag.

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FIRST WORDS: Trish Rosborough speaks Kwak'wala

In this episode of First Words, Trish Rosborough teaches you several words in Kwak'wala - and the layers of meaning behind them. For example, a't?i means forest, but depending where you live, it can also mean something else.

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The rise in Indigenous storytelling - for kids

This week on Unreserved, we dive into the explosion of Indigenous authors wading into children's literature - and the increasing number of books being translated into Indigenous languages.

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FIRST WORDS: Katia Olsen speaks SEN?O?EN

In this episode of First Words, Katia Olsen teaches you a word that encompasses birthright and history, and one for acknowledging and giving thanks.

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'They don't know what they don't know': Teachers reach out for tips on integrating Indigenous content

It has been three years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its 94 Calls to Action. Many of those calls focused on education, and integrating Indigenous content into school curriculums. So, how far have we come, and who is leading the way? Today on Unreserved, we hear from the teachers tasked with making it happen.

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FIRST WORDS: Bruce Starlight speaks Tsuut'ina

In this episode of First Words, Bruce Starlight explains why there are only 29 speakers of Tsuut'ina left and teaches you a short, conversational way to greet someone.

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Redrawing the Lines

Maps have long been called a tool of colonization. They've carved out pieces of Indigenous land and replaced them with neat lines of provinces and territories. But Indigenous cartographers are drawing back their places and names, using mapmaking to tell us the true story of what we now call Canada.

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FIRST WORDS: Cameron Adams speaks Swampy Cree

In this episode of First Words, Cameron Adams explains how living with an acquired brain injury makes learning Swampy Cree even more challenging. He'll also teach you a bunch of words including kisâkihitin, which means I love you, and how to say hello and bugs.

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Iconic Indigenous imagery: How photos shape movements and connect us to history

Single iconic images can represent an entire movement. Whether it's a celebration of the end of a war, to remember resistance, or even a photograph of a famous beauty queen over a subway vent, a picture can often be worth more than 1,000 words.

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FIRST WORDS: Russell Fayant speaks Michif

In this episode of First Words, Russell Fayant explains why so few people speak the Michif language. He'll teach you the word for partner, how to say to laugh and a phrase that means reconciliation.

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Life after a brain injury: Kinnie Starr on trauma, loss and finding her way back through music

In 2015, everything changed for musician Kinnie Starr. A car accident left her with a severe brain injury, which makes it difficult for her to play music.

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FIRST WORDS: Richard Van Camp speaks Tlicho

In this episode of First Words, writer and storyteller Richard Van Camp explains the meaning behind his son Edzazii's name. He'll also teach you to say bear, rabbit and ask someone 'Would you like some tea?' in Tlicho.

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Class of 2018: Writing bestsellers and making breakthroughs

As we bid farewell to 2018, it seemed like the perfect time to look back and listen to those who won awards and accolades, became bestsellers and made breakthroughs. This week on Unreserved, meet the class of 2018.

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Unreserved shares the holiday spirit from across Turtle Island

While we're all joyfully baking, gifting and celebrating, we thought we'd share some holiday-spirit love from across Turtle Island. This week on Unreserved, feeding the heart, mind and body with kindness, art and wisdom.

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FIRST WORDS: Anna Marie Sewell speaks - and sings - in Mi'kmaq

In this episode of First Words, Anna Marie Sewell teaches you how to say wela'lin or thank you in Mi'kmaq, you'll also learn the word for ocean, and how to say coming together.

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CONCERT: William Prince plays live, talks Neil Young, Nashville and being inspired by his son

From Juno awards to BBC airplay and dates opening for Neil Young, William Prince has had a busy couple of years. Back in his current hometown of Winnipeg, Prince played to a sold out crowd at the West End Cultural Centre in late November and Unreserved was there to catch it all.

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BONUS TRACKS: A sneak listen to our upcoming William Prince concert

This Sunday we're featuring a concert by William Prince recorded at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. But we had so much music we couldn't fit it all in! So just for you, here's a sneak listen to a few bonus tracks from that show.

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FIRST WORDS: James Bilagody speaks Navajo

In this episode of First Words, actor James Bilagody teaches you how to say a greeting, the word for prayer and defines Sa'ah Naagháí Bik'eh Hózhóón, which means life in beauty in the Navajo language.

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Using music to explore identity, tell stories and connect with the next generation

This week on Unreserved, how Indigenous people use music to share their stories with the world.

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FIRST WORDS: Waubgeshig Rice speaks Anishinaabemowin

In this episode of First Words, author Waubgeshig Rice teaches you how to say hello and thank you in Anishinaabemowin and explains the meaning behind mino-bimaadiziwin.

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Indigenous language: Finding new ways to connect with culture

This week on Unreserved, from coding to the silver screen, how Indigenous people are learning languages and creating new ways to reconnect with their culture.

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FIRST WORDS: Logan Staats speaks Mohawk

In this episode of First Words, musician Logan Staats teaches you how to offer a greeting, say thank you and tell someone you love them in the Mohawk language.

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Books, censorship and what happens when Indigenous Lit goes mainstream

Every year more and more Indigenous writers break out of the CanLit margins and into the mainstream spotlight, but while this is being celebrated, it's also being challenged. This week we're talking about books, censorship and what happens when Indigenous literature goes mainstream.

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Calling all Indiginerds: Unreserved heads to Indigenous Comic Con

Earlier this month, Unreserved went to Albuquerque, New Mexico for Indigenous Comic Con. This week we take a deep look at Indigenous geek culture, from comics and cosplay, to wrestling and sci-fi.

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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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