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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 OTTAWA
Marie-Anne Gagnon has discovered that Canada’s Centennial cookbooks provide more than recipes. “By putting everything together, there is an overarching discourse of Aboriginal people being in the past and that modernity is emphasized to legitimize...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION
Now that the Membertou First Nation is able to access money through the First Nations Finance Authority, it will be saving tens of thousands of dollars in bank charges. “We have two large bank loans at regular banks at much higher rates and much...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
When B.C. First Nations formally launched a series of nine long-promised constitutional challenges to the federally-approved Enbridge Northern Gateway on July 14, they cited one single court case over and over. If anything, it bolsters the argument...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor REGINA
What was supposed to have been an easy assignment for Sally Simpson turned into a labour of love and an appreciation of how hard Aboriginal women have had to work – and continue to work – to break into a European-dominated North American society.In...
By Dianne Meili
“The Reverend” influenced through music, traditional teachings Percy Tuesday didn’t claim to be an Elder, partly because he thought the spiritual persona conflicted with his earlier, rambunctious days of playing honky tonk bars on Winnipeg’s Main...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and Sodexo Canada have announced that this year’s recipient of the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations is former Canadian diplomat and Fellow with the Arctic Institute of North America,...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
Andrew (Shoon) Keewatin, Jr. admits he wasn’t surprised when his nine-year court battle against logging on Grassy Narrows First Nation’s traditional territories was defeated July 11 in the Supreme Court of Canada. “It was the kind of decision I was...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
If the information and documentation gathered during the residential schools’ Independent Assessment Process are to be kept, they do not belong with the federal government. “Why is Canada having so much influence with what happens to these? This is...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto (ALST) is expanding itsGladue report writing program with an additional $1 million in funding over two years from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO). Gladue reports detail the unique life circumstances of First Nation, Metis...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Odjick’s Terminal Disease Former National Hockey League player Gino Odjick is asking for privacy after revealing he has a rare terminal disease. Odjick, an Algonquin who was born in Maniwaki, Que., wrote a letter which was published on the Vancouver...

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