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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.


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By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor CHILLIWACK, B.C.
Sto:lo Community Futures (SCF), an Aboriginal non-profit organization in British Columbia, has set its sights on becoming the leading centre of Aboriginal business in British Columbia. The organization has been around since the early 1990s, but this...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
An increase in Aboriginal attendance at post-secondary schools across the country is reason to celebrate, but the challenge to hold on to those students still remains. Figures released by both the University of Winnipeg and University of...
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The Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys Jones, daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, has become a royal rock star in some First Nations communities across Canada. She charmed people in little remote communities on the West Coast of Canada and endeared...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
A First Nation has promised a court battle if B.C. approves plans to flood a swathe of its territories for the province’s long-sought-for 1,100-megawatt Site C hydroelectric dam. West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson announced the threat to...
By Dianne Meili
Last of codetalkers fought war of words Code talker Chester Nez’s Navajo (Diné) tongue helped pave the way to an allied win in the Second World War. Though unmistakably proud of his ability to serve the United States in such a unique way, he was...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor OSHWEKEN
The Six Nations Chiefs are now the two-time defending Mann Cup champions. The Chiefs captured their second consecutive national senior men’s lacrosse crown on Sept. 12. The Six Nations side hosted this year’s Canadian finals. The Chiefs wrapped up...
Drew Hayden Taylor, Windspeaker Columnist
Just recently, several sportscasters in the United States have voluntarily opted to stop using the name of the National Football League’s Washington team in their broadcasts. Of all the Aboriginally-named teams that populate the American sports...
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Media Release   Perry Bellegarde, currently Chief of theFederation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) today announced his candidacy for the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).  "I am committed to...
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Alberta’s newly-minted premier, Jim Prentice, says there is strong support of pipeline construction by First Nations. Getting oil and gas out of province is critical and First Nations, who are heavily invested in the industry, are among “the...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor OHSWEKEN
David General is getting inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Again. General, who lives in the Six Nations community of Ohsweken and has Oneida/Mohawk ancestry, was inducted into the hall via the team category back in 2008. He had...

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