24 episodes

Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.

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Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.

    Stand-up, sketch and satire: The rise of Indigenous comedy

    Stand-up, sketch and satire: The rise of Indigenous comedy

    Indigenous people are often thought of as stoic and serious. But the truth is, Indigenous people love to laugh!

    This week on Unreserved, we're going to try to make you laugh — through stand up, sketches and some conversations about how Indigenous people approach comedy.

    • 53 min
    In a galaxy far, far away: Exploring Star Wars through an Indigenous lens

    In a galaxy far, far away: Exploring Star Wars through an Indigenous lens

    Since the first film's release in 1977, the Star Wars series has become a worldwide, pop culture phenomenon. And with The Rise of Skywalker on track to pull in $1 billion worldwide, Unreserved is launching into hyperspace and exploring the Star Wars universe — through an Indigenous lens.

    • 48 min
    How Indigenous culture is transforming health care

    How Indigenous culture is transforming health care

    Navigating the health-care system can be challenging, especially when you have to deal with language barriers and cultural differences. In hospitals and nursing stations across the country, many Indigenous people face these challenges daily. This week on Unreserved, how Indigenous people navigate the Canadian health-care system.

    • 45 min
    FIRST WORDS: Linda McDonald speaks Kaska

    FIRST WORDS: Linda McDonald speaks Kaska

    Today, there are seven fluent speakers of the Kaska dialect that Linda McDonald speaks. She doesn’t consider herself one of the seven, because she still struggles to put some sentences together.

    • 13 min
    Advocates, authors and Amazing Racers: Meet Unreserved's Class of 2019

    Advocates, authors and Amazing Racers: Meet Unreserved's Class of 2019

    This past year was a big one for many Indigenous people across Turtle Island — from musicians and politicians, to writers and reality TV stars.

    • 40 min
    Jeremy Dutcher in concert

    Jeremy Dutcher in concert

    Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor, and member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick. He won the 2018 Polaris Prize for his album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which combined his own compositions with archival recordings in his language, Wolastoqey. Today, we're listening to highlights of his recent concert at the Spirit Song Festival in St. John's, Newfoundland.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

BDD40 ,

Really wonderful podcast!

I love how varied the topics are and that they take the time to sometimes just listen to different languages and music.

JiminieCrikket ,

Song & Book credits

I love the show, and would love if each writeup included the featured song and book titles, authors & guests.

CDN Explorer ,

Amazing and Eye Opening

This podcast is amazing and should be shared with as many people as possible. It breaks down stereotypes, confronts post-colonial history, and opens a door to Canada to show the dynamic culture of today’s FNIM! Keep up the great work, I look forward to listening to this every time a new episode comes out.

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