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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.


Windspeaker Staff
A new protocol agreement in British Columbia is all about collaboration, and realizing the goals of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan, penned in 2012. The agreement was signed July 8 by Advanced...
By Dianne Meili
Scholar and politician succeeded despite Indian Act restrictions   At a time when his people were so restricted by the Indian Act they were barely surviving, Len Marchand began his rise to the highest ranks of power in this country. “He was...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Grassy Narrows First Nation and supporters continue to hike up the pressure on Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario government to clean up the Wabigoon-English River systems of toxic mercury waste. On July 7, prominent environmental, labour and...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor THUNDER BAY, Ont.
Quinn Meawasige believes that the 145 recommendations that came from a coroner’s jury earlier this week have firmly at the centre of them the seven young people who died over an 11-year period in the city of Thunder Bay. “I think their stories were...
Photos: Bert Crowfoot
The Treaty Six Grand Chieftainship was transfered from Grand Chief Chief Tony Alexis to the new Grand Chief Randy Ermineskin, after the Grand Entry at the Alexis First Nation Powwow on Friday night, July 8, 2016. Former Alexis chiefs and other...
Letter to the Editor
Urban reconciliation welcome In the 1950s and ‘60s I grew up in the west end of Toronto where I attended public and high schools in the now defunct Etobicoke School Board. As a child, I really did not understand that I was being treated...
Windspeaker Staff
 The University of Victoria is setting up shop in Saskatoon, bringing a Master’s degree in Indigenous language to the prairie city. UVic already offers a successful—and the only—master’s degree in the country specializing in Indigenous language...
Windspeaker Staff
 On July 7, Catherine McKenna, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, joined the Council of the Haida Nation President Kil tlaats ‘gaa Peter Lantin to announce more than $650,000 in...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor COQUITLAM, B.C.
The Iroquois Nationals will be among those looking to dethrone the only team that has ever won the world boys’ under-19 field lacrosse championship. The 2016 tournament, which runs July 7 to July 16 in Coquitlam, B.C., will feature 14 entrants. The...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor Blueberry River First Nation, B.C.
The Blueberry River First Nation now has substantial evidence their traditional territory is being infringed upon. In fact, it’s being more than infringed upon, according to a report released by the First Nation, with help from the David Suzuki...

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