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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 Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C.
The six Chiefs of the Tsilhquot’in Nations of the B.C. Interior are calling on government to help in dealing with a recent increase in the level of violence in Williams Lake and surrounding communities. Three separate shooting incidents have rocked...
By Drew Hayden Taylor, Windspeaker Columnist
The Urbane Indian   The northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat is only too familiar with tragedy—flooding, chronic housing shortages, government disregard, flagrant misspelling of its name. And now a frighteningly high rate of suicide and...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
Musician Kristi Sinclair and some of her musical friends are ready to embark on the sixth annual Red Ride Tour, starting May 4 at Nipissing First Nation. Sinclair, who organizes the tour, as well as plays in the shows, says they’re hitting smaller...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor BIGSTONE CREE NATION, Alta.
Strong words from Bigstone Cree Nation Chief Gordon Auger calling the Calgary Herald out on its claim that First Nations need to be monitored for every dollar spent of the $8.4 billion allotted to them in the March federal budget. Those words have...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
May 11, 2016. Residents who were forced to evacuate the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will start receiving individual compensation Wednesday afternoon. “This one-time emergency payment will help evacuees to meet their immediate short-term...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
May 4, 2016. Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan has followed through on his promise to do away with a bill that led to First Nations leaders and members protesting on the steps of the Legislature in 2013. On Tuesday, Feehan introduced...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
May 24, 2016. Officials are still working on a plan that will allow residents in the largely destroyed Fort McMurray neighbourhoods of Waterways, Abasand and Beacon Hill to be able to return to their homes and personally retrieve keepsakes and...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
  May 9, 2016. Métis citizens who were forced to evacuate their homes in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo early last week are turning to the Métis Nation of Alberta for immediate support. Photo: Colleen Enns (left) and Sara Parker help...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
May 11, 2016. Mikisew Cree Nation Chief Steve Courtoreille wants to see immediate dollars pledged by the province given to all members of his First Nation, not just the ones who fled the fire-ravaged area of Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. On...

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