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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.

'If I lose my right, I have nothing': A Mi'kmaw fisherwoman's fight for her right to fish

Fishing is one of Halifax's major industry. Marilynn-Leigh Francis is an Mi'kmaw fisherwoman who's faced racism and conflict on the job, says that it is her right to fish.

Halifax's Nocturne festival curated by Indigenous artist for the first time ever

For the first time in Nocturne's 10-year history, an Indigenous artist, Raven Davis, curated the annual nighttime art festival. The Anishinaabe artist was chosen after the Halifax-based festival partnered with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective.

New Halifax walking tour highlights the 'excluded' parts of history

A new tour in Halifax tells the Indigenous and Black histories of the city. Professor Isaac Saney from Dalhousie University helped create the tour, and he shows Rosanna where the tour takes place.

Mi'kmaq activist hopes for 'baby steps' in correcting 'Mic Mac' moniker

Mic Mac Mall — an offensive name on a well-known place. Former Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas meets Rosanna meet to discuss the importance of correcting the name.

New Halifax walking tour highlights the 'excluded' parts of history

A new tour in Halifax tells the Indigenous and Black histories of the city. Professor Isaac Saney from Dalhousie University helped create the tour, and he shows Rosanna where the tour takes place.

Halifax's Nocturne festival curated by Indigenous artist for the first time ever

Once a year the city of Halifax holds an art festival at night called Nocturne. This year Nocturne partnered with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, and selected the festival’s first ever Indigenous curator, Anishinaabe artist Raven Davis.

'If I lose my right, I have nothing': A Mi'kmaw fisherwoman's fight for her right to fish

Fishing is one of Halifax's major industry. Marilynn-Leigh Francis is an Mi'kmaw fisherwoman who's faced racism and conflict on the job, says that it is her right to fish.

Mi'kmaw activist hopes for 'baby steps' in correcting 'Mic Mac' moniker

Mic Mac Mall — an offensive name on a well-known place. Former Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas meets Rosanna meet to discuss the importance of correcting the name.

Why 'fed up' MP Romeo Saganash dropped the F-bomb in the House of Commons

The Cree MP, who accused the prime minister of not caring about the rights of Indigenous people, talked to Unreserved about standing up and speaking out in Parliament.

'It's demeaning to our women': Petition wants Indigenous costumes pulled from Spirit Halloween shelves

Every year around this time, social media feeds start filling up with hashtags like #CultureNotCostume & #NotYourPocahontas. They're in response to Halloween stores that stock costumes with names like Native American Princess, Toddler Little Chief & Sexy Cherokee Warrior.

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. Which got us wondering, what motivates the people who do take action? This week on Unreserved, you'll meet people who are standing up and speaking out.

'It's demeaning to our women': Petition wants Indigenous costumes pulled from Spirit Halloween shelves

Every year around mid-September, social media feeds start filling up with hashtags like #CultureNotCostume and #NotYourPocahontas. They are hashtags created in response to Halloween stores that stock costumes with names like Native American Princess, Toddler Little Chief and Sexy Cherokee Warrior.

#WeTheStudentsDoNotConsent: How a hashtag inspired Ontario students to walk out of class

On Sept. 21, 2018 Ontario students from high schools and middle schools walked out of their classrooms in droves, to protest changes made to their sex education and Indigenous history school curriculums.

'It's demeaning to our women': Petition wants Indigenous costumes pulled from Spirit Halloween shelves

Every year around mid-September, social media feeds start filling up with hashtags like #CultureNotCostume and #NotYourPocahontas. They are hashtags created in response to Halloween stores that stock costumes with names like Native American Princess, Toddler Little Chief and Sexy Cherokee Warrior.

'It still stings': Billboard campaign aims to eliminate race-based mascots from Michigan schools

If you travel down Interstate 94 near Paw Paw, Mich., you’ll see a massive billboard with nothing more than a definition on it. 53 school and recreational sports teams in that state still have race-based team names and mascots.

'It broke my heart': Waneek Horn-Miller fought Kahnawake's 'marry out, get out' policy — and won

She is a proud Mohawk who grew up in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. She represented Canada at the Olympics and was only 14 when she joined the Oka occupation, to stop a golf course from being built on Mohawk land. But Waneek Horn-Miller didn't think she would have to stand up and speak out against her own community.

'It broke my heart': Waneek Horn-Miller fought Kahnawake's 'marry out, get out' policy — and won

She is a proud Mohawk who grew up in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. She represented Canada at the Olympics and was only 14 when she joined the Oka occupation, to stop a golf course from being built on Mohawk land. But Waneek Horn-Miller didn't think she would have to stand up and speak out against her own community.

'It still stings': Billboard campaign aims to eliminate race-based mascots from Michigan schools

If you travel down Interstate 94 near Paw Paw, Mich., you’ll see a massive billboard with nothing more than a definition on it. 53 school and recreational sports teams in that state still have race-based team names and mascots.

Why 'fed up' MP Romeo Saganash dropped the F-bomb in the House of Commons

The Cree MP, who accused the prime minister of not caring about the rights of Indigenous people, talked to Unreserved about standing up and speaking out in Parliament.

#WeTheStudentsDoNotConsent: How a hashtag inspired Ontario students to walk out of class

On Sept. 21, 2018 Ontario students from high schools and middle schools walked out of their classrooms in droves, to protest changes made to their sex education and Indigenous history school curriculums.

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.

'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.

'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.

Volunteers use hooks and chains to search Winnipeg river for missing women

They gather along the shores of the Red River in Winnipeg. A small group of volunteers who meet at a make-shift memorial for Tina Fontaine. She is just one of almost 1200 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. In the water and along the shore, they search for those who have been taken.