Rosanna Deerchild is an award-winning author and veteran broadcaster. Her poetry collection this is a small northern town won the 2009 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Her second book, calling down the sky (Bookland), is her mother’s residential school survivor story. She is co-founder and member of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba and has contributed to numerous Indigenous newspapers. She currently hosts the CBC Radio show, Unreserved, a radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. 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.