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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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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
As the National Energy Board continues to hear oral presentations about the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline to Burnaby, B.C., First Nations on all sides of the Salish Sea are pressing forward with an intertribal treaty...
By Sandra Crowfoot Windspeaker Contributor MASKWACIS
On October 18th, 2014, the remains of 28 people from the Sharphead reservation were laid to rest after they were exhumed nearly 50 years earlier and held in storage at the University of Alberta. A wake was held the day before at the Howard Buffalo...
By Dianne Meili
Sculptor broke through artistic/gender constraints Early 1990s art magazines deemed Inuit stone carver Ovilu Tunnillie “avant garde” and “a woman to watch.” In a male-dominated industry, she pushed limits sculpting images that challenged...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor
A delay in an enforcement order is a huge victory for those on the Red Chris Mine blockade. “Injunctions are the norm on how to deal with any type of Indigenous (action) … when we’re blocking access to any type of development or industry development...
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By Dan Rubinstein Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Aboriginal leaders and the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women repeated their calls for a national inquiry into the crisis on the steps of Parliament Hill during a National Day of Remembrance on Oct. 4, but the rally’s first speaker,...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Pentictonwesternnews.com reports the Penticton Indian Band has signed a non-binding letter of interest with Kaneh Bosm BioTechnology Inc., to investigate the cultivation of medical marijuana in its territory. The process now is to talk with...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Save Our Seas and Shores coalition wants the issuance of license extensions to Corridor Resources Inc. for its exploration site in the Gulf of St. Lawrence halted. The coalition told the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum...
Compiled by Shari Narine
New Relationship Trust has contributed $750,000 to First Peoples’ Cultural Council to launch the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Project. This contribution will support the delivery of services and programs to revitalize First Nations...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The OPP and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police successful intercepted illegal prescription pills destined for the First Nation community of Attawapiskat. On Sept. 28, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Drug Unit, Attawapiskat Detachment members, along with the...
Drew Hayden Taylor, Windspeaker Columnist
THE URBANE INDIAN Recently my community held its annual powwow.  Lots of celebrating and dancing Indigenous people.  One of the delightful rituals is attending the community breakfast where I and many others enjoyed a hearty buffet of...

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