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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.


Windspeaker Staff
Grandmother Josephine Mandamin is walking again, despite a knee replacement 18 months ago. She continues her sacred Water Walks with a team of people who, this year, are following the great migration route of the Anishinaabe people. The group will...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor WASHINGTON
The National Football League’s Washington Redskins lost their latest legal fight, but the team’s lengthy battle over the use of its name, deemed offensive by many, especially Native Americans, appears to be far from over. The latest in the saga...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
Larry Loyie and Lynn Thompson feel differently about the words spoken in the apology by their home provinces’ premiers. But what they do agree on is that the words are only as strong as the actions that follow them. On June 18, Manitoba Premier Greg...
By Dianne Meili
Comedienne was more than just a bunch of laughs When Jodi Taylynn Belcourt attended a healing group led by Julie Collette Bull, her life was in shambles and she had a large chip on her shoulder. “I wanted to leave, but Julie told me I would smile...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Very few writers in Canada can actually make a living from their writing. Writer Drew Hayden Taylor is one of those writers. A member of Curve Lake First Nation near Peterborough, Ont., Taylor is a novelist, playwright, short story writer, and...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Winnipeg will be hosting this year’s Canadian Native Fastball Championships. The national tournament will be held at the Buhler Recreation Park. Games will begin on July 31 and continue until Aug. 2. Teams will be competing in top honours in five...
By Debora Steel Windspeaker Contributor SAANICH, B.C.
Four 15-foot totem poles are now at home at the entrance to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital telling all who enter the facility that this is the territory of the WSÁNEĆ First Nations communities and that the hospital is committed to culturally safe...
By Drew Hayden Taylor [columnist]
The Urbane Indian   Canada and America are two different countries, but with similar characteristics. One was born in violence and rebellion, a middle finger extended to King George, while the other was conceived in quiet negotiation, with...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
After spending the past five seasons coaching in the professional ranks, Rocky Thompson is heading back to the junior level. Thompson, a 37-year-old Cree, was named as the head coach of the Windsor Spitfires, who competed in the Ontario Hockey...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
A pair of Aboriginal teenagers were among those who were selected at the recent NHL Entry Draft held in Florida. Ethan Bear, from the Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan, was selected in the fifth round, 124th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers....

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