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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
The March 18 acquittal of the man charged with the 2011 murder of Cindy Gladue sparked a series of protests and rallies across the country on April 2. In Toronto, about 400 people gathered for a rally in front of the Bay Street office of the Ontario...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor FORT McMURRAY, Alta.
The physician who had to fight against professional misconduct charges when he spoke out about high cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan, a community downstream from tar sands development in northern Alberta, has been let go – by the community he...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMUNDSTON, NB
Bernard Valcourt says that a federal budget that does not specifically address Aboriginal concerns does not mean that the Conservative government is ignoring Indigenous needs. Instead, says the minister for Aboriginal Affairs, it’s a budget that...
By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor Grassy Narrows, Ont
Several dozen teenagers and young adults marched the length of Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) First Nation on May 2 in sweltering 26 degree Celsius heat. At a community barbecue to celebrate the end of their walk against logging, the teens...
Drew Hayden Taylor, Windspeaker Columnist
The English language is replete with words used by one certain segment of the population aimed at a different segment of the population and that are now considered politically incorrect, and rightfully so.  How many people had grandparents that...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Premier-elect Rachel Notley has pledged to work with Aboriginal people. “And to Alberta’s Indigenous peoples, the trust that we have been given tonight is a call to be better neighbours and better partners. And I am looking forward to consulting...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ALEXIS NAKOTA SIOUX NATION
As Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Cameron Alexis waited to give support to his family, who are searching for his first cousin Misty Potts, he received news that the skeletal remains found April 19 near Rollyview, AB, had...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Commitment and family, say two of this year’s 15 Esquao Awards recipients, are important values that young women, who want to make a difference in their communities, need to grasp. For young women, who are hoping to make their mark in the world,...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ALEXIS NAKOTA SIOUX NATION
Misty Potts Sanderson has an impressive pedigree. Her first cousin is Cameron Alexis, Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Her distant cousin is Treaty 8 Grand Chief and Mikisew Cree Nation Chief Steve Courtoreille. She is the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The MacKenzie Art Gallery swept the Saskatchewan Book Awards this year, taking home all three publishing awards for 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., curated by Michelle LaVallee. It received the First Nations’ University of Canada...

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