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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Canada is looking for a woman’s image to grace one of a series of bank notes to come out in 2018 and has called for nominations. The decision that faced the Native Women’s Association of Canada wasn’t who to nominate, but whether to participate at...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
In a budget that runs a deficit of $29.4 billion, Cindy Blackstock does not understand why the federal government drew the line at $71 million for this upcoming fiscal year for child welfare services on reserve. “When you have a deficit… you can’t...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor MISSISSAUGA
Members of the two Ontario squads for this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) have plenty of reasons to be excited.For starters, officials from both clubs believe they have assembled rosters that will challenge for top spot in...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor YELLOWKNIFE
Project North officials are once again anticipating huge success for their Arctic Tour. For the second straight year, members of the organization will be among those bringing hockey equipment to Inuit children in some of Canada’s most remote...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
The Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery in Winnipeg is celebrating its 20th year in business. In honor of the occasion, they’ll be holding a special exhibit beginning May 6 and ending June 30, which opens with a reception party,...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK
April 7, 2016. Like many children, Paulette Fox had imaginary friends. “I would have conversations with buffalo when I was a little girl. I thought that was silly as I got older because nobody really talked about the buffalo,” said Fox, a member of...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor MASKWACIS
April 11, 2016. “There was a loss, but they weren’t lost,” said Samson Cree Nation Elder Roy Louis of the ceremonies practised by First Nations people. And now, Louis has been selected as a finalist for an Emerald Award for the work he has done for...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
April 5, 2016. The Alberta government announced Tuesday that it is doing away with the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency and taking on monitoring of the environment as a “core responsibility.” The government’s move is...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
April 19, 2016. Metis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras says everything is open for discussion as executive and membership move forward on a new governance structure for the MNA. The existing governing structure has been in place since 1984...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
April 12, 2016. The party that ran the most Indigenous candidates ever in a federal election could be facing a tough time. Cameron Alexis, former Alberta Regional Chief with the Assembly of First Nation and New Democratic Party candidate in Peace...

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