Unreserved

Can changing language challenge perceptions?

What's in a name? Language can be loaded with history, identity and prejudice. On the show this week, you'll meet people who are challenging the words we take for granted in an effort to make lasting change.

Unreserved's Canada name game

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What's in a name? Language can be loaded with history, identity and prejudice. On the show this week, you'll meet people who are challenging the words we take for granted in an effort to make lasting change.

A statue of Edward Cornwallis in Halifax. (Paul Poirier)
What do you do when your town honours a man who tried to wipe out your nation? Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas was inspired to write and speak out about Edward Cornwallis.  
Nicole Robertson (@sarahmccammon/Twitter)
In the race for the U.S. presidency — a certain Republican candidate has been making fun of his rival by calling her "Pocahontas". But one woman isn't laughing. Find out what happened when Nicole Robertson came face to face with The Donald.

Using place names to decolonize the north. Curtis Mandeville tells us how the Dene and Gwich'in people are returning traditional names to their territories.

Josiah Wilson grew up in a Heiltsuk family. Adopted from Haiti, he has a status card and has been representing his community in basketball games for years. But this year, Wilson wasn't welcome at the All-Native Basketball Tournament. 

Sierra Noble (Kelly Morton)
This week's Playlist
Black & Grey - Make a Change
Iskwe - One Better
Sierra Noble - Go There

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