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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor BIGGAR, Sask.
The shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie has rocked the province of Saskatchewan. Claims of racism are widespread, and paint the RCMP, a farmer charged with second-degree murder, and the people of Saskatchewan all with that same racist brush...
By Dianne Meili
Iskatewizaagegan Elder taught sacred ecology   Wisdom keepers like the late Ogimaamakoons, Ella Dawn Green, generously provided sacred knowledge to bolster the Annishinaabe certainty that human beings are more than just consumers of the earth’...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
A new film based in Nunavut is teaching people about gender norms in the north. The film, called “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things,” focuses in on a Pride Day event in Iqaluit, celebrating the LGBTQ2 community there—lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor KINGSTON, Ont.
“In any type of a revolution, we always say, it’s the poets and the musicians and the gifted that take the lead and frame the new thinking in advance of everyone else,” said Stephen Kakfwi, president and CEO of Canadians for a New Partnership. The...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
August 3, 2016. The chief commissioner for the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls says she and the other four commissioners accept the “serious responsibilities” that have been given to them. This morning, British...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ERMINESKIN CREE NATION
July 22, 2016. Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan has a unique insight into a government system that is failing Indigenous children in care. “I am abundantly aware, that here I am, 34 years after I first became a social worker,...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
August 3, 2016. Passing an Order in Council to give standing to the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is a priority for Alberta. “We will adopt the terms of references and the commissioners under the provincial...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
August 16, 2016. The Metis Nation of Alberta has adopted a statement of principles that it hopes will guide discussion with the province when negotiations on consultation and accommodation take place. The Statement of Principles on Crown...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
August 2, 2016. In an act of reconciliation, the congregation at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church recently invested over $500,000 into the community, including projects that will help Edmonton’s Indigenous population. “We have a real commitment...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor BEARSPAW FIRST NATION
July 29, 2016. Three repurposed shipping containers will become home for a family on the Bearspaw First Nation in September. It’s a pilot project that Rob Shotclose, CEO for Bearspaw First Nation, hopes will prove to be at least part of the answer...

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