Unreserved

 
 

Unreserved

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

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First Words: Diga speaks Tlicho

In this episode of First Words, Diga, the frontman of N.W.T.-based rock band Digawolf, shares some of his favourite words in Tlicho, including the names of his daughter and son.

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Where you can hear your favourite cousin this summer

Unreserved's podcast feed is taking a break for the summer — but you can still catch the show every Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 p.m. on CBC Radio One.

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FIRST WORDS: Ziibiins Alexandra Johnson speaks Anishinaabemowin

Ziibiins Alexandra Johnson is Anishinaabe from Red Lake Nation in northwestern Minnesota. She'll teach you a few words in her language, and the phrase for 'the leaves sound nice being blown by the wind' in Anishinaabemowin.

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Becoming The Jerry Cans: From Legion cover band to ambassadors of Inuit culture

The Jerry Cans are now known for their eclectic sound that combines rock, folk, throat singing and singing in Inuktitut, but the group originally met at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit, and started off playing cover songs.  

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FIRST WORDS: Elizabeth Wilson speaks Heiltsuk

Elizabeth Wilson teaches the Heiltsuk language, in this episode, she'll teach you the word for respect, and how to say thank you very much.

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Repatriation: Bringing ancestral artifacts and remains home

To repatriate something is to return it to its place of origin, to give it back to the nation and the people from which it came. This week on Unreserved, we explore how communities go about bringing items back to their home.

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FIRST WORDS: Lorena Cote speaks Saulteaux

Lorena Cote is a Saulteaux language teacher at First Nations University of Canada. She'll teach you the Saulteaux words for respect and humility.

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Art in Iqaluit: How creativity fosters healing

Whether it's music, movies, television or art, Inuit are sharing their triumphs, talents and humour - and they're using it to shed light on some dark realities.This week, we look at how Inuit are using art to foster healing.

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50 Years of Indigenous cinema: The Impact of Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin is one of the most accomplished documentary filmmakers in Canada, and one of the most acclaimed Indigenous filmmakers in the world. The Abenaki filmmaker made her first film for the National Film Board in 1971.Today, at the age of 86, Alanis is working on her 52nd film. Today, we take a look back at the impact her work has had on Indigenous cinema.

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Transformation: Making change to challenge perceptions

This week on Unreserved, we look at how Indigenous people are transforming space, body and media to change and challenge perceptions.

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FIRST WORDS: Jordan Konek speaks Inuktitut

Jordan Konek talks about being the first CBC reporter to broadcast a story on The National in the Inuktitut language. He'll also teach you the Inuktitut word for "power".

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Using food to strengthen Indigenous culture and resist colonization

This week, we dig into how food is connected to land and water, how it was used to colonize, and how Indigenous people are using food to strengthen culture.

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Greetings from Iqaluit: Exploring the strength of Inuit culture

This week, Unreserved is on the ground in Iqaluit, Nunavut, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nunavut officially becoming Canada's third territory. From music and art, to food and language, we'll find out what has kept the Inuit culture thriving.

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Indigenous masculinity and the lasting impacts of colonization

This week we're talking all about Indigenous masculinity - and the lasting impact colonization has had on Indigenous men.

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From scrip to road allowances: Canada's complicated history with the Métis

It's a phrase you've probably heard before: First Nations, Inuit and Métis. But how much do you really know about the Métis? Historically, the Métis didn't fit in society, at times they were also rejected by their First Nation families. Theirs is a history of rebellion, resistance, and forced assimilation. This week we take a look at some of the history of the Métis - and how is has shaped the challenges they face today.

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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 hən’q’əmin’əm’

In this episode of First Words, elder Larry Grant teaches you how to say buddy in hən’q’əmin’əm’?, 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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