Native Voice One to distribute Indigenous Canadian radio program 'Unreserved'

Photo courtesy: Jonathan Velasquez

Weekly one-hour program hosted by Rosanna Deerchild starts on US stations starting Monday, February 4, 2019

News Release

Native Voice One

Starting February 4th 2019, NV1, the Native American Radio Network, will begin distribution of Unreserved produced by CBC, hosted by Rosanna Deerchild. NV1 looks forward to adding Unreserved to its menu of programs that enlighten and inform the general public about Indigenous news, culture, history, music, events, and modern life.

According to NV1 Network Manager Bob Petersen: "We are so pleased to have Unreserved added to the catalog of high quality programming by Indigenous producers and hosts. Having Unreserved available to communities will provide an enriched perspective that will benefit stations and listeners."

Host Rosanna Deerchild says: "I am very excited and honoured to be joining the NV1 radio family and look forward to sharing community, culture and conversation with our relations all across Turtle Island."

About the show

Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous communities across North America. Unreserved offers real talk from the people behind the headlines, with a soundtrack from the best in Indigenous music.

Learn more about Unreserved at cbc.ca/ unreserved

Abou the host

Rosanna Deerchild is a veteran broadcaster, author, and poet. Her award-winning debut  poetry collection, this is a small northern town, shares her reflections of growing up in a racially divided place. Her second book, Calling Down the Sky, is her mother's residential school survivor story. A Cree from O-Pipon-Na-Piwan Cree Nation at South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba, Rosanna now lives and works in her found home of the North End of Winnipeg.

About Native Voice One

NV1 (Native Voice One), is the Native public radio distribution service, linking 200 stations across the country to Native radio programming, from reservation and village-based stations to top-market urban radio stations. NV1 distributes work from producers whose programming educates, advocates, and celebrates Indigenous life and values. NV1 is operated by Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) is a nonprofit, Alaska Native media center located in Anchorage, Alaska.

To learn more about NV1, visit NV1.org; for KBC, visit knba.org.

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