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April 9-15, 2018

Rosanna Deerchild

Rosanna, Deerchild

Rosanna Deerchild has been storytelling for more than 20 years, most recently as host of CBC Radio One's Unreserved, a show that shares the stories, music and culture of Indigenous Canada. 

Rosanna is a veteran broadcaster, having worked at APTN, CBC, Global and NCI-FM, where she hosted All My Relations. She has also hosted The (204) and the Weekend Morning Show on CBC Radio One and appeared on CBC Radio's DNTO.

Rosanna is an award-winning author and poet. Her debut poetry collection this is a small northern town'shares 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 her mother's Residential School survivor story.

Rosanna is a co-founder and member of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba and has also contributed to numerous Indigenous newspapers. 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 North End, Winnipeg.

Twitter: @RoDeerchild

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