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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 EDMONTON
There is no ringing endorsement from Collette Arcand for a report on natural resource development released early March by an independent working group consisting of representatives from the Assembly of First Nations and Aboriginal Affairs and...
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An expert panel established by the Assembly of First Nations to gather information on the specific claims process is underscoring the findings of a report authored by claims research directors from across Canada. In Bad Faith: Justice At Last and...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
If Bill C-51 had been law when Chief Donny Morris of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and his council were thrown into jail in 2008, Morris expects their experience would have been different. “That’s what I’m afraid of. I don’t know what the...
BY Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Two days after Darlene Necan talked to a Toronto audience about the daily desperation of poverty and homelessness in Northern Ontario, she got some much-needed good news. Necan, a member of the Ojibway First Nation of Saugeen #258 in northwestern...
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Lirpa Sloof, Windspeaker Writer, Ottawa
OTTAWA - April 1, 2015 In a stunning and unexpected development, Windspeaker has learned that the Harper government is planning to announce a significant campaign targeting Indigenous people and Canadians' attitudes towards them. The idea being...
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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) National Chief Betty Ann Lavallée has announced her intention to resign. After seven years at the helm of the Aboriginal advocacy organization, National Chief Lavallée leaves CAP well-prepared to take advantage...
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The First Nations Health Authority, Simon Fraser University, and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation have established the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital. The position, the first of its kind...
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celebrated 20 years of self-government March 19 in Whitehorse. “We Yukon First Nations should be immensely proud our people have survived hundreds of years of social disruption and forces of oppression that were trying to ultimately assimilate and...
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Ovide Mercredi, the former national chief of the AFN, has been elected the first Aboriginal president of the NDP in the Manitoba party’s history. Mercredi was endorsed by Premier Greg Selinger and was elected on the second ballot. “I think it...
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Per flat rate payment to Shari, no payment for photo   Manitoba Briefs Wabowden Mayor Reginald Mead (right) attends the One Laptop per Child Canada presentation at Mel Johnson School where 65 tablets were given to students in kindergarten...

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