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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor YELLOWKNIFE
On Sept. 1 a long sought-after dream will be realized by the Délın̨ę people of the Northwest Territories: They will be self-governing. “When the process of negotiation began, our chief negotiator said, ‘Oh, it will take a couple of years and it...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Toronto’s Native Canadian Centre was the venue for a meeting between national Indigenous leaders and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, on Sept. 9. Minister Freeland said...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Alanis Obomsawin’s latest film is a condemnation of Canada’s discrimination against its most vulnerable citizens – First Nations children. In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark...
By Colin Graf Windspeaker Contributor WALPOLE ISLAND, Ont.
Protestors at Walpole Island First Nation along the St. Clair River in Ontario blocked a construction crew from their territory today, putting completion of a natural gas line in jeopardy.  Around 20 members of the community, also known as...
By Dianne Meili
Seneca orator outwitted Christian missionary   On a sweltering August afternoon, tourists stroll languidly inside the flint-studded walls of Old Fort Erie in southern Ontario, examining cannons and perusing interpretive displays. Across...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor LOUIS BULL TRIBE
September 7, 2016. The environmental stewardship that the NDP government has embraced as policy is an opportunity for Indigenous people to lead. “We have that ancestral connection as environmentalists to take care of Mother Earth, to look after...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor STONEY NAKODA NATION
August 25, 2016. After years of talking, Argintina Hailey has joined forces with others in her First Nation’s community to host Morley Pride this weekend. “You can say, in some terms, it’s our ‘coming-out,” said Hailey. It’s not a coming-out for...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
September 16, 2016. Photographs that focus on Indigenous causes are part of a new three-person show documenting activism. “All three artists are political and make art to change people’s lives. All three artists accept that there is a social...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
September 15, 2016. Two days after Joel Ground wrapped up his final appearance on The Amazing Race Canada, he says without hesitation that the experience was “life-changing.” Ground and step-daughter Ashley Callingbull finished third. The final...
Compiled by Shari Narine
September 7, 2016. Joel Ground and Ashley Callingbull are among the three finalists in this season’s The Amazing Race Canada. On Tuesday night, they placed second, securing themselves a spot in next week’s finale. Winning would earn them $250,000....

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