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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
A study recently released by the Jordan Principle’s working group underscores the need for the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to take a strong stand against the federal government for the less-than-adequate care it provides status First Nations...
Compiled by Shari Narine
A war of words has erupted between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ Interim Chief Kim Jonathan and high ranking members of the provincial government. Jim Reiter, minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs, is...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Write
B.C. storytellers Roy Henry Vickers and Robert “Lucky” Budd will be launching the third in a series of illustrated Northwest Coast legends on April 25. Titled Orca Chief, it takes its place alongside their previous bestsellers Raven Brings the Light...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Changes to be implemented for the upcoming federal election could be a double-edged sword for Aboriginal voters. “It’s going to put up a few more barriers and make it more difficult for First Nations people to … exercise their opportunity to vote,”...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women held in Ottawa Feb. 27 resulted in little concrete action, but it has still given hope to one long-time activist. “For the first time in any incident that I’m aware of have the police...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor
Billy Joe Laboucan, Chief of the Lubicon Lake Nation, says that even the smallest amount of revenue garnered from resources taken from his land would make a difference for his people. “If we are able to just do two to four per cent, we would be able...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION
Funding from the provincial government and strong mutual aid agreements with neighbouring communities are two reasons why Chief Administrative Officer Darwin Eckstrom expects Horse Lake First Nation will be spared the tragedy that befell a family on...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Annual event lights ravine A teepee glows in the darkness of the Mill Creek Ravine during the Flying Canoe Adventure. The annual event took place on Feb. 6 and 7 and is a combination of French Canadian and First Nations legend, which was told by...
Compiled by Robin Wilson, CFWE News
People across Canada are rallying against an anti-terror bill that, if passed, may infringe on the rights of activists and protesters. The purpose of bill C-51 is to protect Canadians from a growing terror threat but many feel the limitations...
Compiled by Robin Wilson, CFWE News
The Blood Tribe in southern Alberta has declared a state of emergency regarding a drug that has taken the lives of too many people in a short period of time in their community. Staff Sergeant Joseph Many Fingers says prescription drug overdose...

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