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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 Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor CHAPLEAU, Ont.
          Moose Cree war hero commemorated in home town       An Aboriginal Second World War soldier has been commemorated. A monument dedicated to Charles Henry Byce, the most decorated First Nations veteran...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor YELLOWKNIFE
On Sept. 1 a long sought-after dream will be realized by the Délın̨ę people of the Northwest Territories: They will be self-governing. “When the process of negotiation began, our chief negotiator said, ‘Oh, it will take a couple of years and it...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
“It’s important to always appreciate the water and acknowledge the sacredness of the water, even though it’s not in the greatest shape,” said Vanessa Gray, 24, of Aamjiwnaang First Nation near Sarnia, Ont. “But for that reason, we have to appreciate...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
 “Travesty and injustice” were the words used Monday morning by the legal director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund as she joined with other organizations, and about a dozen people, to mark the appeal of the man acquitted in the...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Alanis Obomsawin’s latest film is a condemnation of Canada’s discrimination against its most vulnerable citizens – First Nations children. In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark...
By Sam Laskaris
 Windspeaker Contributor KAHNAWAKE
Angus Goodleaf has had his share of lacrosse successes over the years. Now the 29-year-old star lacrosse goaltender is hoping to make a bit of history and bring a national championship to his hometown in Quebec, the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory....
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Stz'uminus First Nation joined BC Ferries and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council to reveal the second of three Coast Salish designs for the new Salish Class ferries. John Marston of Stz’uminus First Nation designed the artwork that will be on...
By Ruth Hopkins Guest Columnist
Windspeaker.com recently featured commentary by Drew Hayden Taylor entitled ‘The Shame of Skirt Shaming.’ In it, readers are forced to endure the bitter tirade of a male author who seeks to shame traditional practitioners of Native ways, including...
By Dianne Meili
Historian was last War Chief of his tribe By Dianne Meili As a teenager, Joseph Medicine Crow heard eyewitness accounts of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn from his step-grandfather, White Man Runs Him. “He was one of Custer’s favourite scouts...
Windspeaker Staff
The Assembly of First Nations is standing in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s fight against construction of Dakota Access Pipeline across their traditional territory. Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart, co-chair of the Climate Change...

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