An opera singer, inspired entrepreneur and a new take on the classic Hinterland Who's Who

This week you'll meet an opera singer who overcame remarkable health challenges, an entrepreneur inspired by her daughter and hear how Hinterland Who's Who videos are acknowledging Canada's 150th anniversary.

Mezzo-soprano Rhonda Head hails from Opaskawayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. Her talent has taken her all the way to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. But the path to get there wasn't an easy one. Imagine facing brain tumours, deafness and tinnitus — not knowing if you'd ever sing again.

The iconic Hinterland Who's Who video series is produced by the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The short, informative clips feature species found in the Canadian outdoors. For Canada's 150th anniversary, the federation decided to do something a bit different, re-recording two videos in six Indigenous languages. They've re-recorded two videos in Indigenous languages. Project coordinator Annie Langlois explains why.

When Patrice Mousseau's daughter had terrible eczema, she opted not to try prescription medication. Instead, she headed to her kitchen and mixed up a batch of organic cream. From there, she started a business, and now Satya Organic Skin Care is one of several businesses competing for funding from SheEO a venture capital business or women supporting female entrepreneurs. 

The new logo for the re-branded Swift Current Indians who now become the 57's. (Supplied by Swift Current 57's)
The Swift Current Indians are no more. The Saskatchewan baseball team is still alive and well, but they now have a new team name and logo. Harv Martinez is with the senior advisor with the Swift Current Baseball Club, he explains why the club felt it was time to make the change. 

Growing up in two worlds can be difficult. Musician Kathleen Merritt's mother is from Nunavut, and her father is from Cape Breton. She explores these two sides of her identity on her album, Ice, Lines and Sealskin. The CBC's Allison Devereaux has her story. 

This Week's Playlist

Jerry Cans (Supplied)

Rhonda Head - Amazing Grace
Kelly Jackson - Just Let Them Talk About You
N'we Jinan Project - We Are the Medicine
Jerry Cans - Arnalukaq
​Kathleen Merritt - Kuurvaluk​