Unreserved

 
 

Unreserved

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

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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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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.

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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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