17 episodes

Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Falen Johnson 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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    • 4.7 • 59 Ratings

Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Falen Johnson 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.

    'We come from the stars': Indigenous astronomy, astronauts, and star stories

    'We come from the stars': Indigenous astronomy, astronauts, and star stories

    Long winter nights are perfect for looking up at the stars, and that’s exactly what we’re doing on Unreserved this week. From Indigenous astronomy to the first Indigenous astronaut, find out how Indigenous people are reframing the way we look at the sky. 

    • 43 min
    Unreserved celebrates the Class of 2020

    Unreserved celebrates the Class of 2020

    Even with a global pandemic turning our world upside down, there were still plenty of Indigenous people to celebrate. Whether they are retiring, just starting out or receiving an award for outstanding achievements, this week on Unreserved, we visit with the class of 2020.

    • 37 min
    From throat singing carols to Nerf gun hunting: How Indigenous people are celebrating the holidays

    From throat singing carols to Nerf gun hunting: How Indigenous people are celebrating the holidays

    This year Christmas might look a lot different, with family gatherings happening over Zoom, and gifts being exchanged through the mail. This week, how Indigenous people are celebrating family traditions and making meaningful connections in all kinds of innovative ways. 

    • 38 min
    Winter reading list: Indigenous authors share their favourite reads of 2020

    Winter reading list: Indigenous authors share their favourite reads of 2020

    The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s no better time — or year, frankly — to curl up with a great book by an Indigenous author.

    • 40 min
    Deep dive: What happens when the salmon stop coming home

    Deep dive: What happens when the salmon stop coming home

    Salmon is a staple food for many Indigenous people in the Pacific Northwest. The fish has been the subject of song, story and artwork for thousands of years. It is also a symbol, of fortitude, and self sacrifice. But in recent years, the mighty salmon has been facing some scary realities. 

    • 43 min
    Introducing: The Secret Life of Canada

    Introducing: The Secret Life of Canada

    The Secret Life of Canada hosted by Leah Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson is a podcast that looks at all the people, places, and events regularly left out of Canadian history. It's been 30 years since an event you may know as the Oka crisis; but that's not where this story begins. This episode from Season 3, Kanesatake 300 Years Later, is the first part of a two part episode where Leah and Falen look at the 300 year lead up to the “crisis” on Mohawk land.

    • 34 min

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4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

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Falen will be a wonderful host, I am looking forward to another enlightening season.

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Wonderful, wonderful... stories, news, art, language... modern culture and honest histories- thank you! I look forward to each episode.

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