Rosanna Deerchild

Host, CBC Radio One's Unreserved

Rosanna Deerchild (She/Her) is Cree, from the community of O-Pipon-Na-Piwan Cree Nation. She has been a storyteller for more than 20 years; as a journalist, broadcaster, poet and playwright, and is currently the host of CBC Radio One’s Unreserved. Her debut poetry collection ‘this is a small northern town’ shared her reflections of growing up in a racially divided place. It won the 2009 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Her second book, ‘calling down the sky,’ is a collaboration with her mother who was forced to attend Indian Residential School. Her first play with the Royal MTC’s Pimootayowin Creators Circle was called ‘The Secret to Good Tea’ and was produced for their mainstage in their 2022/2023 season.

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