Unreserved

From the East Coast of Canada to the Pacific Northwest

From the East Coast of Canada to the Pacific Northwest — Unreserved is inviting you into the circle to share in the stories of Indigenous Canada.
Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas. She is the sixth person to assume the role, which is meant to advocate for literature and the arts in the community. (Rebecca Thomas/Facebook)

From the East Coast of Canada to the Pacific Northwest — Unreserved is inviting you into the circle to share in the stories of Indigenous Canada. 

Michael Champagne. (Submitted by Sharon Champagne)
Money and the Canadian identity — why youth activist Michael Champagne says having a woman on a bank note is important for reconciliation.

Mi'kmaq slam poet Rebecca Thomas is the first Indigenous poet laureate in Halifax. She tells us how culture is reflected in her words. 

And you'll find out how a spelling bee sweetens the self-esteem of First Nations youth in Saskatchewan.

Researches plan to use drones to track eulachon predators, such as seagulls, as a proxy for tracking the fish themselves. (Richard Sullivan)
Eulachon is a type of smelt fish found along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. It's an important part of the traditional Metlakatla diet. But that tradition is using very modern technology to track the fish's migration patterns. CBC's George Baker headed out with a few drone-wielding researchers to find out more. 

Sending your kids to school shouldn't be scary. But for many First Nation parents in Ontario it can be a nightmare. You'll hear the CBC's Jody Porter and her feature, Deep Water. It looks at the lives and deaths of First Nations teenagers attending high school in Thunder Bay.

Amanda Rheaume. (Sean Sisk Photography)
This week's playlist:

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Carry It On

Awaken Aries - Want to Be That Guy

Wolf Saga - Walls

Amanda Rheaume & Chantal Kreviazuk - Red Dress

 

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