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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 PRINCE ALBER
Donations of elk by First Nations hunters to food banks and shelters in northern Saskatchewan harken back to the days when young men hunted and provided meat for all band members. “This is the way I was taught, ever since I killed my first animal...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
More than 1,000 people gathered on March 14 at Nathan Phillips Square to stand against Bill C-51, the federal government’s anti-terrorism bill. There was a strong Aboriginal presence at the rally that was organized by, among others, civil liberties...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women held in Ottawa Feb. 27 resulted in little concrete action, but it has still given hope to one long-time activist. “For the first time in any incident that I’m aware of have the police...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Changes to be implemented for the upcoming federal election could be a double-edged sword for Aboriginal voters. “It’s going to put up a few more barriers and make it more difficult for First Nations people to … exercise their opportunity to vote,”...
Windspeaker Staff
It’s very hard to disregard the very high level opposition to Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism legislation proposed by the federal government, but we fear that’s the plan of this Harper Conservative government. In March, the Canadian Bar Association...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation and Nibinamik First Nation have purchased shares in NativeOne Financial Holdings LLC, and gained a presence on Wall Street’s New York Stock Exchange. NativeOne is the only Native-owned broker-dealer with...
Windspeaker Staff
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 Shari Narine
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...
Compiled by Debora Steel
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
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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