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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 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...
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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,...
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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Canada stepped through the looking glass Oct. 22 and has come face to face with the terrors of the world right here at home. Our lives just got a whole lot more complicated. As we go to press, Ottawa is coming out from under cover after being locked...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The woman credited with negotiating B.C.’s first modern treaty under the BC Treaty Process is partnering with EY (formerly Ernst & Young) to help their clients better liaise with First Nations on joint economic development. Kim Baird,...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TSILHQOT’IN TERRITORY
A decision by the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this year that recognized Tsilhqot’in title has led to the designation of more than 300,000 hectares as a tribal park. The Dasiqox Tribal Park will be controlled by the Xeni Gwet’in and Yunesit’in...
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Media Release   Perry Bellegarde, currently Chief of theFederation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) today announced his candidacy for the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).  "I am committed to...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Mike McKenzie, chief of the Uashat mak Mani-utenam, reminded Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Innu Nation “is an indispensable partner when it comes to hydroelectric, forestry and mining resources.” McKenzie said “In all development, First...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The online news source durhamregion.com reports that a judge considering the case of a First Nation mother seeking alternative treatment of their child’s cancer questioned whether forcing chemotherapy would be “imposing our world view on First...

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