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Windspeaker - Informing, Impacting and Inspiring
since March 1983.

Contributing Editor: Debora Steel

Windspeaker is Canada's most widely circulated Indigenous news publication and the most effective means of reaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit readers.


By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor ATHABASCA CHIPEWYAN FIRST NATION
The discovery of about 30 dead blue herons near a run-off pond at a Syncrude operation in northeastern Alberta has resulted in an outcry against oversight and management of oilsands operations. “While the birds may not have been found in a tailing...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
At Queen’s Park on Aug. 24, Elder Garry Sault from Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation opened what Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day Wiindawtegowinini called, “a momentous occasion.” A political accord was signed between the Chiefs of Ontario,...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor
The Assembly of First Nations and Congress of Aboriginal Peoples are encouraging Indigenous people to exercise their sovereign right and vote. But not all Indigenous people believe that the way to have their voices heard is by marking an X on the...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
The offshore capability of an FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) terminal immediately raises the question as to whether the Steelhead/Malahat LNG project, announced Aug. 20, has opened the door for new discussion on the issue of offshore oil and...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor BLOOD FIRST NATION, Alta.
Sixteen fentanyl-related overdoses all in the evening of Aug. 9 in Vancouver have brought national attention to an issue the Blood Tribe has been tackling head-on. In March, the First Nation in the Blackfoot Confederacy in southern Alberta declared...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Rice is at the centre of a fight between the First Nations’ right to harvest traditional foods and the recreational enjoyment of a body of water by cottage owners on Pigeon Lake, located north of Peterborough in Ontario. A First Nation man has...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief David Harper is being challenged for the position by Tyler Duncan of Norway House Cree Nation, William Elvis Thomas of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, and Sheila North Wilson of the Bunibonibee Cree Nation....
Compiled by Debora Steel
Rob Demarais is searching for the remains of First Nations people who were buried on Scholten Hill, Alta. in the late-1800s and disinterred in the mid-twentieth century because of road construction. The remains had been reinterred in Medicine...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund will contribute $20,000 to help Aboriginal and northern families recover from forest fire evacuations. The money will go to Food Banks and Food For Fire Evacuees program. “The forest fires have disrupted and...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin joined Rebecca Chartrand, Liberal candidate for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, to kick off her campaign in Cross Lake on Aug. 17. The two co-hosted a campaign fundraiser at Fort Garry Place in Winnipeg....

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