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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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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...
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...
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Hat’s off to Nathan Cullen, Member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, who has tabled a private members bill in the House of Commons called An Act to Defend the Pacific Northwest. It’s a piece of proposed legislation that will ban supertankers...
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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...
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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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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...
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RCMP is investigating an online comment from one of their officers in a northern Saskatchewan First Nations community. It was a Facebook post about an incident at Sucker River reserve. Allegedly, the post by Constable Anthony Setlack said “all...
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...
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A communications officer with the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City said there was no damage to First Nations artifacts after a fire Sept. 15. It took 40 firefighters hours to contain the fire. The artifacts are out of the exhibit and are...
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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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