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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.


Windspeaker Staff
Chiefs of Nova Scotia handed Ottawa and streetfighter Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt their best day ever with the issue of over-inflated chiefly per diems making headlines on APTN. The chiefs have been, unabashedly, taking the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
A study recently released by the Jordan Principle’s working group underscores the need for the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to take a strong stand against the federal government for the less-than-adequate care it provides status First Nations...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation
An unanswered call for help on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation for an early morning house fire has left two children dead, two communities reeling, and a renewed call for better funding from the federal government for emergency response services...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor Williams Lake First Nation
The British Columbia government will be moving ahead with all seven recommendations that have come from a panel investigation into the Mount Polley breach. The announcement is welcomed by Xat’sull First Nation and Williams Lake Indian Band, who were...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
The mother of a young woman whose skeletal remains were found on Robert Pickton’s farm—but forgotten about in storage for years—is demanding murder charges be brought against the convicted serial killer so she can find closure. Michele Pineault’s...
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WHAT: Vigil for Naverone Woods who died at the hands of Transit Police WHERE: Surrey Central Sky Train Station WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28, 4:30 ‐ 6:00pm WHO: Speakers will include Naverone Christian Landon Woods’s family members, Union...
Compiled by Debora Steel
  Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger limited the time he spent with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs at their annual general assembly held at Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation Feb. 24, reports CBC. He attended to talk about progress...
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The Kativik School Board in northern Quebec is defending a decision to send four delegates to a conference on aboriginal education in Honolulu at a cost of $23,000, reports CBC. A local politician had accused the board of wasting taxpayers’...
Compiled by Debora Steel
A revised proposal for Pimachiowin Aki, the boreal forest that spans a territory in both Manitoba and Ontario, is set to go before UNESCO for consideration of special recognition, designation as a world heritage site, reports CBC Aboriginal....
Compiled by Debora Steel
Chief Isadore Day of Serpent River First Nation sent an open letter to federal Parliamentarians in February asking that a motion and private members Bill be brought forward to make April 12 an annual day for a National Dialogue on Ending Racism...

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