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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
A First Nation has promised a court battle if B.C. approves plans to flood a swathe of its territories for the province’s long-sought-for 1,100-megawatt Site C hydroelectric dam. West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson announced the threat to...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor PETERBOROUGH, Ont.
The Assembly of First Nations is at a critical point as an organization and not only around whom it will choose as its next leader, but also how the leadership contest is undertaken. There is potential for divisiveness, said Trent University...
Windspeaker Staff
Hat’s off to Nathan Cullen, Member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, who has tabled a private members bill in the House of Commons called An Act to Defend the Pacific Northwest. It’s a piece of proposed legislation that will ban supertankers...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor T’EXELC WILLIAMS LAKE FIRST BAND, B.C.
Moose meat or store bought beef will be replacing fish this winter for many First Nations members who get their salmon from the Quesnell River. “A lot of people are saying they’re not going to fish. The fish are in the river. They are running,” said...
Windspeaker Staff
It’s exhausting to keep fighting this same fight over and over. Can someone please send a memo to whoever now needs to be informed that using traditional Native headdresses as a fashion accessory is, in fact, an offensive appropriation of Native...
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By Shari Narine Swetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Les Cardinal, of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, wrote “Enough is enough” as his contribution to a mural that has travelled along with a totem pole that was erected at the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in September. The Lummi people, based in...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer KIKINO MÉTIS SETTLEMENT
It was 1940, in the dog days of summer, less than a year after the Kikino Métis Settlement – then known as Good Fish Lake Colony Number Seven - was established on March 29, 1939, near Lac La Biche.  “I remember when we came over those hills on...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Treaty 4 Student Success Program Inc Executive Director Lori Whiteman (left) signed the MOU with Parkland College President Dr. Fay Myers establishing a formal relationship to improve pathways to post-secondary education for First Nations students...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Throughout the months of June, July and August in 2013, Irfan Chaudry, a University of Alberta sociology PhD candidate, tracked tweets in six major cities, including Calgary and Edmonton, and discovered that racism is being expressed through the use...
Robin Wilson - CFWE News
A new initiative between the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, is showing great success in dealing with the stray dog problem in Fort Chipewyan. A temporary shelter has been set up and an animal control officer was...

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