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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 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 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...
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It’s exhausting to keep fighting this same fight over and over. Can someone please send a memo to whoever now needs to be informed that using traditional Native headdresses as a fashion accessory is, in fact, an offensive appropriation of Native...
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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation, along with several hundred supporters, marched through downtown Toronto on July 31. To simulate a wild river, people carried fish cutouts and 1,500 meters of bright blue fabric rippling in the wind. They...
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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 Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor LANTZVILLE, B.C.
After almost 14 years of receiving funding from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation in order to provide quality service for residential school and intergenerational survivors, the Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society, which operates a substance abuse treatment...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor REGINA
A week-long battle for the over-all team award at this year’s North American Indigenous Games went right down to the wire.And in the end, British Columbia edged the host Saskatchewan entry by picking up one medal more. B.C. athletes captured a total...
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The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has decided not to sign an Economic Community Development Agreement with British Columbia for the Gibraltar Mine until the province changes its engagement and benefit-sharing on major projects with First...
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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 Okanagan Nation Alliance has filed a legal challengeagainst British Columbia and the British Columbia Treaty Process. It was sparked by B.C.’s decision to sign an Incremental Treaty Agreement with the Ktunaxa Nation Council to transfer 240-plus...

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