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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.


Dr. Stanley Vollant with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau
By Dan Rubinstein Windspeaker Contributor
On a windy and rainy Saturday morning in early October, Dr. Stanley Vollant walked east along the paved trail that hugs the shoreline of the Ottawa River, heading toward Parliament Hill. He had a message to share with the federal government and...
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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...
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...
Moncton SIS
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MONCTON
This year’s Sisters in Spirit vigil was extremely personal for organizers and participants at the small New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) campus in Moncton. Earlier this year, the body of Loretta Saunders, 26, originally from Labrador and...
Windspeaker Staff
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...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor BLOOD TRIBE, Alta
The Blackfoot Confederacy is experiencing a rebirth in their culture. Action undertaken by the Elders has led to the first treaty signed in more than 200 years between First Nations in Canada and Tribes in the United States. This one on buffalo...
Compiled by Debora Steel
APTN National News reports Aboriginal Affairs is “playing politics” with project funding in the millions of dollars for First Nations organizations and reporter Jorge Barrera said the Assembly of First Nations executive is planning a “counter-...
Compiled by Shari Narine
HIV, AIDs among Aboriginal women to be examined Digging Deep, a three-year community-based pilot project, will examine why Aboriginal women in Saskatchewan are disproportionately represented with HIV and AIDS. Co-principal investigator and First...
Drew Hayden Taylor, Windspeaker Columnist
THE URBANE INDIAN Recently my community held its annual powwow.  Lots of celebrating and dancing Indigenous people.  One of the delightful rituals is attending the community breakfast where I and many others enjoyed a hearty buffet of...
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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