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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 NANAIMO, B.C.
May 20, 2016 Three years after he allowed a racist letter to be printed in the now defunct Nanaimo Daily News, the editor of that newspaper has been contracted as a communications consultant with the city. Tracy Samra is Nanaimo's first female and...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
May 13, 2016. After touring Fort McMurray by air and on the ground Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians need to understand that the pictures they have seen of a raging wild fire are accurate and it isn’t because of weather or luck...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor MISSISSAUGA
Delaney Ross ended up with a medal haul from her appearances at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). Ross, an 18-year-old forward from the Canoe Lake First Nation, participated in the last six national tournaments, including the 2016...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
The Banff Center for the Arts has a special guest coming around for this year’s National Aboriginal Day celebration. The Centre has chosen to spotlight the Inuit people for its three-day event, beginning June 20. Along with screening films based on...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor SASKATOON
After years of hard work—driven to improve the economic conditions for the Aboriginal people he serves—Keith Martell, one of the original founders of the First Nations Bank of Canada, will be receiving an honourary degree. Martell is from the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man.
 May 5, 2016. Cora Morgan is hopeful that, even though the new Cabinet under the newly-elected Progressive Conservatives does not include a children’s services ministry, the interest shown by the PCs while in opposition to improve services...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, Ont. announced May 19 that the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) clinic at NEO Kids is now accepting referrals for children under the age of six. Previously, the clinic dealt with children between the...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor
 A young member of Sachigo Lake First Nation has set out on a 2,000-kilometre trek from his home in Northern Ontario to raise money for people impacted by the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray. Stanley Barkman, 26, set out from Sioux...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Canadian Nurses Foundation is excited to announce its One Million in One Year campaign, with the goal to double the number of scholarships it currently funds for Indigenous nurses. The aim is to raise $1 million to help support Indigenous...
Compiled by Shari Narine
May 19, 2016. The National Energy Board has approved Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion but with 157 conditions. Among those conditions is consultation with Indigenous peoples. NEB’s recommendation for Indigenous interests states, “...

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