Rosanna Deerchild is a Canadian writer and poet as well as the current host of the radio program Unreserved on CBC Radio One, a show that shares the music and stories from indigenous people across Canada. With CBC Radio One she has hosted two other shows, she has appeared on CBC Radio's DNTO. Deerchild has had a career spanning 20 years, she has been on various other media networks: APTN, Global Television Network, Native Communications. Deerchild originates from Manitoba, she now lives in Manitoba. In 2018 she was able to accomplish one of her dreams, to be an emcee in a powwow. Deerchild's poetry has appeared in a number of literary magazines including: Prairie Fire and CV2, her work has been anthologized in Post-prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry, Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival, #NotYourPrincess. She is the co-founder and remains a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective established in 1999; the collective, a group of Manitoba writers, has released two collections in print, urban kool and Bone Memory, a live spoken word CD, Red City.
Rosanna has performed live comedy and has written book reviews for the Winnipeg Free Press. Her first book, This is a Small Northern Town, is a full-length collection of poems that looks at a small northern town, divided along colour lines and holds long family secrets. Deerchild's second book, Calling Down the Sky, is a personal piece about Canada's Aboriginal Residential Schools; this book is, in part, the product of a multi-year healing journey and tells the story of Deerchild's own mother and her struggles as a generational survivor of residential schools. This book won the Lowther Memorial award in 2016. Deerchild is credited with contributions and editing of the book, Gush: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times. Over 100 female and non-binary writers contributed, including Deerchild, she was one of three editors. In 2009 Deerchild was awarded the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry for her this is a small northern town full length poetry publication. Deerchild and her mother Edna Ferguson wrote a poetry book about her residential school experience together.
In 2015 Deerchild appeared on the cover of Maclean's Magazine accompanied by the quote "They call me a stupid squaw, or tell me to go back to the rez". The magazine called Winnipeg Canada's most racist city and featured numerous Indigenous voices who had experienced racism. Following the release of the magazine Deerchild spoke about racism, public perception, Indigenous life in Winnipeg. Deerchild and her appearance in Maclean's Magazine, was recognized again when Brian Bowman, the mayor of Winnipeg in 2015, did not deny the level of racism in Winnipeg but encouraged the community to lead the eradication of racism in the nation
The Robocop Kraus are a post-punk revival/indie rock band from Nuremberg, Germany. The Robocop Kraus formed in 1998 with Thomas Lang as lead singer and on guitar, Matthias Wendl on guitar, Johannes Uschalt on drums, Roman Maul on bass. Maul left before the release of a split EP with The Cherryville on Swing Deluxe records and Uschalt's record company. Tobias Helmlinger replaced Maul on bass and Markus Steckert joined in on keyboards and organ. After touring with Yage, The Robocop Kraus followed their split EP with The Cherryville up with their first full-length album in 1999 entitled Inferno Nihilistique 2000, again, on Swing Deluxe; the band toured Germany and Spain in support of Inferno Nihilistique 2000. In 2001, the band released their second album and first worldwide release Tiger on Day After Records, a Czech record label, they toured in support of Tiger throughout Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, Poland and Ireland with The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Yage. A year The Robocop Kraus released As Long As We Dance We Are Not Dead, a two CD collection of rarities including songs from The Robocop Kraus/The Cherryville split EP.
They hooked up with The World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Independents once more for a US tour and followed that up with another tour across Japan in 2002. 2003 saw the release of their third album Living With Other People on L'Âge d'or. After Hans Christian Fuss replaced Johannes Uschalt on drums, The Robocop Kraus began recording their fourth studio album They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus in February 2005 at Grōndahl Studios with Pelle Gunnerfeldt, they released They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus in Germany on June 20, 2005 followed by a European wide release on September 5, 2005. On February 2006, They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus was released in the US and The Robocop Kraus went on tour with Art Brut in support of this album. 1999 Inferno Nihilistique 2000 on Swing Deluxe 2001 Tiger on Day After Records 2002 As Long As We Dance We Are Not Dead on Swing Deluxe 2003 Living With Other People on L'Âge d'or and Day After Records 2005 They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus on L'Âge d'or and Epitaph 2007 Blunders And Mistakes on ANTI- and Epitaph 1998 The Robocop Kraus/The Cherryville on Swing Deluxe 2003 Fake Boys 12" on L'Âge d'or and Day After Records 2003 Fashion on L'Âge d'or 2005 Who Do They Think They Are on L'Âge d'or 2009 Metabolismus Maximus on Altin Village 2000 Achtung Autobahn on Swing Deluxe R°B°C°P KRAUS - The Robocop Kraus's Homepage The Robocop Kraus at Epitaph Fabchannel.com - Watch a full length video recording of the 2005 Paradiso concert