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.

Inside nêhiyawak's collaboration with TONTO, a synthesizer with a 'weird name'

When Edmonton-based Cree band nêhiyawak had the chance to play a one-of-a-kind synthesizer during their residency at the National Music Centre, they knew it had the power to transform their sound.

'I own it': Transgender drag queen Quanah Style on living her dream

Quanah Style is a Cree drag queen from Vancouver who was featured in the second season of CBC's Canada's a Drag. Style is also a proud transgender woman who documented her facial reconstruction surgery in a web series called Quanah: Trans Op.

'I made a vow': Jeff Thomas on the power of photography

Photographer and curator Jeff Thomas was recently honoured with the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. It was a moment that brought him back to a life changing event 40 years ago. 

From The Shipping News to Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx on the importance of place in her fiction

The award-winning American author talks to Eleanor Wachtel onstage in Montreal about her Canadian connections, and how the natural world informs her writing - and her life.

How 'community-driven' Indigenous architecture is transforming space

For many generations, buildings were designed and built without the consultation or integration of the Indigenous communities they reside in. From residential schools to housing to rinks to community centres, few buildings reflected community values.

Fast-moving system rolls through GTA bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms

Heavy rain and thunderstorms have hit much of the Greater Toronto Area. Both Toronto and parts of the GTA are under a severe thunderstorm warning as a fast-moving system rolls through.

Wellness event raises money to help women inmates in Kitchener re-enter community

The Super Sweet Stride Retreat featured spa, health and crafting sessions, with inmates from Grand Valley Institution for Women offering up their skills, including makeup application, eyebrow threading and beading. The money from the event went towards Community Justice Initiative's Stride program.

Stolen statue head returned to Winnipeg Ukrainian Catholic church

Just as mysteriously as it disappeared, the head from a statue has been returned to a Winnipeg church.

Redpath Sugar Ltd. marks 60 years on Toronto's waterfront

Redpath Sugar Ltd. opened a refinery on the Toronto waterfront in June 1959. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were there, waving to the crowds and learning about how raw sugar is processed.

Matt Murray leads Canada to gold-medal game against Finland

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal and Matt Murray made 40 saves as Canada downed the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game at the world hockey championship in Bratislava, Slovakia.

2 dead, 1 in life-threatening condition after explosion at northwest Calgary home

EMS says two people are dead and one person is in hospital after an explosion at a northwest Calgary home on Saturday.

Concern grows over planned privatization of provincial park operation

A plan to privatize the operation of Murray Beach Provincial Park has many residents in the area concerned

CBC Atlantic Tonight

A comprehensive round-up of the day's news from throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

CBC Montreal News

The CBC Montreal News team brings you up-to-date with today's top stories.

CBC Saturday News

Developing stories in the Ottawa and Greater Toronto regions.

Man, 24, dies after falling from Dundas Peak

The 24-year-old victim was sitting with a friend shortly before 11 p.m. when Hamilton police say he lost his balance while standing up and fell off the edge.

Scheer outlines 'vision for Canada' that includes national corridor for energy, telecom

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer's energy platform includes short-term fixes and a long-term vision of a national corridor for oil, gas, electricity and telecom.

Canada Sports Hall of Fame class of 2019 inductees

On Thursday in Calgary the Canada Sports Hall of Fame introduced the 2019 class of inductees.

Jewel thieves sought in pepper spray incident in Burlington

Halton Regional Police are seeking four men they say were involved in an early morning jewelry heist in Burlington, Ont.

"When the mob forms": the psychology of child 'mob' violence and bullying after Saskatoon attack

Psychologists say there is research to suggest any one of the children who attacked a 33-year-old woman in a Saskatoon park last week would know right from wrong if they were asked one-on-one.

Community rallies to keep St-Édouard Zoo open

Former volunteers, neighbours and residents of Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé held a protest outside the St-Édouard Zoo Saturday to defend the owner, Normand Trahan, who was charged with animal cruelty and neglect earlier in the week.

Harry Jones has his sights on 2020 Olympics

A closer look at Canadian rugby sevens captain Harry Jones.

Saying no to the dress: Charlottetown bridal shop loses battle to online sales

A Charlottetown bridal shop that has been in business since 1979 is closing this fall.

'It took everything in me not to react': Why a man in Saskatoon filmed children attacking a woman

A man who filmed children attacking a woman in Saskatoon says he made the hard decision not to intervene because he was concerned about potential implications on his permanent residency application.