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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 Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Online exclusive: A $1.2 million project known as the Aboriginal Pavilion will showcase the best in Indigenous arts and culture during the July 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. The Pavilion will occupy 1.2 acres at Toronto’s Fort York. Cynthia Lickers...
Windspeaker Staff
We require the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt to walk gently—be careful—when he speaks about missing and murdered Aboriginal women in future. We have been offended by his comments to the Ottawa Citizen Newspaper in speaking about an...
By Satsan (Herb George) Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Senior Associate, Centre for First Nations Governance
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in the Tsilhqot’in case has changed Canada forever. Justice has been served. But for how long? The answer is ours to determine. The Supreme Court, on instructions from previous Aboriginal title cases,...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor PORT ALBERNI, B.C.
A core group of Huu-ay-aht First Nation members, with the support of their hereditary head chief, has vowed to fight a proposed multi-billion dollar liquid natural gas project in the Sarita River estuary. Huu-ay-aht is one of 14 Nuu-chah-nulth...
Compiled by Shari Narine
  Elder Elmer Courchene presents the Eagle feather to National Chief-elect Perry Bellegarde. (Photo: Shari Narine)   Elder Elmer Courchene administered the oath of office to National Chief-elect Perry Bellegarde. (Photo: Shari Narine)...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Assault on girl renews calls for public inquiry Rinelle Harper, surrounded by her family, was honoured in a drumming ceremony on the opening day of the Special Chiefs Assembly in Winnipeg on Dec. 9. Harper, 16, from Garden Hill First Nation, was...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Juno award-winning artist Derek Miller is hosting a new late-night variety series called Guilt Free Zone beginning Jan. 6 on APTN at 10 p.m. ET/MT. It promises the “hippest” Aboriginal musical artists “no-hold-barred” monologues, “provocative”...
By Jackie Muise Windspeaker Contributor
According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Type 2 Diabetes, the kind that usually develops during adulthood, is reaching epidemic proportions in this country.  The latest statistics puts the number of people living with the disease at more...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Horn-Miller Receives Pan Am Games Post A Mohawk woman will play a key role for the Canadian squad at the 2015 Pan American Games. Waneek Horn-Miller was recently named as an assistant chef de mission for the Canadian contingent that will compete at...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)  has awarded the third annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shownoo Blackbird-Williams from Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario. The $2,500 award goes to youth ages 18 to 30 who are...

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