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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.


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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
The Indigenous Visual Culture Program at Toronto’s OCAD University hosted a talk titled, Wampum: Language and Symbol recently. About 60 people gathered to learn about wampum from historians, curators and artists. Historian and curator, Rick Hill,...
Art by Dawn Marie Marchand
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
Many residential schools were built from brick so artist Dawn Marie Marchand has invited survivors, their descendants and their spouses to draw their stories in the form of a three inch by nine inch piece of brown paper. “I want to recreate the...
By Dianne Meili
Thousands perished from disease, malnutrition, fire. Large numbers of children who were sent to residential schools never returned home. In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final national event held at the end of March in Edmonton...
Windspeaker Staff
Apologies are critical, said Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, but they do not erase the past. They are beautiful to hear, but the memories of wrong-doing remain, and that, despite the pain these memories stir up, is...
By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor Quebec City
First Nations in Quebec may hold their own independence votes in the event the Parti Québecois wins the April 7 elections and holds another referendum. Although the Liberals appeared to be in the lead in the final weeks of the campaign, the poll is...
Windspeaker Staff
Release: March 18, 2014 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance: “It is with great reluctance that today I accepted the resignation from Cabinet of Jim...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contribution TORONTO
Colonization has interfered with the traditional roles of Indigenous men, Giibwanisi told people gathered on March 5 for a discussion on men’s obligations. The discussion was part of a speaker series titled Community Resurgence, hosted by Ryerson...
Letter to the Editor
In Canada we take for granted the unfettered right of every individual to vote. That there could be any tampering whatsoever with this cornerstone of democracy seems impossible. But if Bill C-23 is passed, it could actually prevent certain...
Windspeaker Staff
Release: via CNW Leanne Simpson, a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist for Indigenous Peoples has been named the recipient of the inaugural RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.  Ms. Simpson was nominated for the Award by Thomas King whose...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Opportunity Fund helps inner-city students Boston Pizza representatives Andrew Shefchyk, director of marketing, and Richard Enright, franchise Boston Pizza Manitoba, along with Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis and members of the Winnipeg Police...

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