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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 TSUU T’INA FIRST NATION, Alta.
The Tsuu T’ina First Nation does not need legislation for chief and council to be fiscally accountable to their membership, say leaders. And no legislation will force the Treaty 7 First Nation in southern Alberta to open its financial records in...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor PETERBOROUGH, Ont.
The Assembly of First Nations is at a critical point as an organization and not only around whom it will choose as its next leader, but also how the leadership contest is undertaken. There is potential for divisiveness, said Trent University...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor T’EXELC WILLIAMS LAKE FIRST BAND, B.C.
Moose meat or store bought beef will be replacing fish this winter for many First Nations members who get their salmon from the Quesnell River. “A lot of people are saying they’re not going to fish. The fish are in the river. They are running,” said...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Celebrated Namgis First Nation carver Beau Dick was only days from the end of his long journey home from Parliament Hill when his caravan heard the news in Calgary: the Mount Polley mine tailings dam had breached in B.C.’s Cariboo region, dumping...
By Dianne Meili
Grand chief advocated for treaty relationship Two years ago, Grand Chief Dr. Stan Louttit sat in a duck blind in northern Ontario with his 20-year-old grandson Warren Hardisty. “It wasn’t really hunting. It was education,” recalled Hardisty. “He...
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Compiled by Shari Narine Monument commemorates murdered, missing Aboriginal women Less than a week after the unveiling of a monument at The Forks, the historic junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, to recognize the 1,200 missing and murdered...
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The Assembly of First Nations acknowledged International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Aug. 9 as “a time to celebrate the strength, resilience and resurgence of Indigenous peoples and nations around the globe,” said acting National Chief...
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The Shubenacadie First Nation in Nova Scotia has changedits name to something more traditional and will now go by the name Sipekne’katik band. The name is inspired by where wild turnips or potatoes grow, said Chief Rufus Copage. “It’s a return to...
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Outspoken leader Derek Nepinak has won a second term as Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs on the first ballot of the election held at Swan Lake First Nation. Of the eligible voting nations, 48 cast ballots with 26 votes, or 50 per...
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New Brunswick is cancelling a revenue-sharing agreement with First Nations saying it distributes government resources unevenly. The agreement deals with tax and gaming revenues. A new formula the province plans to present will re-distribute the...

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