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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is stubbornly refusing to call a national inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women, refusing to see that we have a  very serious problem here across Canada that desperately needs addressing....
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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation, along with several hundred supporters, marched through downtown Toronto on July 31. To simulate a wild river, people carried fish cutouts and 1,500 meters of bright blue fabric rippling in the wind. They...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TSUU T’INA FIRST NATION, Alta.
The Tsuu T’ina First Nation does not need legislation for chief and council to be fiscally accountable to their membership, say leaders. And no legislation will force the Treaty 7 First Nation in southern Alberta to open its financial records in...
By Dianne Meili
Grand chief advocated for treaty relationship Two years ago, Grand Chief Dr. Stan Louttit sat in a duck blind in northern Ontario with his 20-year-old grandson Warren Hardisty. “It wasn’t really hunting. It was education,” recalled Hardisty. “He...
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...
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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...
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A monument that will have all the names of Métis veterans that fought in 1885, the First World War, the Second World War, and Korea was unveiled at this year’s Back to Batoche Days. “The monument speaks to the great respect we have for those who...
By Shari Narine Swetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
First Nations and Métis are not taking lightly the opportunity they have been given to talk to both the National Energy Board and Kinder Morgan representatives. And they want to ensure that neither the NEB nor the pipeline company take their...
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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...
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...

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