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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.


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Photos by Shari Narine
After six long, hard years of heading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Justice Murray Sinclair is tired. But he is also hopeful. Sinclair expects the message repeated by the TRC – that reconciliation is a Canadian issue and not an...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Truth and Reconciliation Commission members (behind sign from left) Chief Wilton Littlechild, Dr. Marie Wilson and Justice Murray Sinclair lead the Reconciliation Walk.   Thousands of marchers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, crammed Marion...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has slammed the federal government for not implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. On May 6, the Conservatives voted down a bill that would ensure that the laws of...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Annie Johnston and Madeleine Jackson held each other and wept softly as Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson talked about the children who had died at residential school, many of whose names were not recorded. And for more than...
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Get off the pot, Ottawa, and demonstrate that your words are more than just a bunch of consonants and vowels strung together and carried into the world around us to fill the silence with noise. Every word uttered should be considered a precious gift...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Métis National Council said it was gravely disappointed that after six years of interventions to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), it was not invited to participate in any way in the final public national event. Without explanation...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor HAGERSVILLE, Ont.
Chief Bryan LaForme has a busy schedule these days. And LaForme, the Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, will continue to have his share of additional duties for the next couple of months. That’s because his First Nation has...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Youth suffering mental health problems go without treatment A study recently released by Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa indicates that a large number of young people from First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities suffer from mental...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Aboriginal Pavilion for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is the lone “official” Indigenous music and arts festival for the games, and organizers have announced a full line-up of musicians and multi-disciplinary artists who will “...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Yinka Dene Alliance, made up of First Nations in northern BC that have banned the Enbridge Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline from their territories, are touring First Nation communities along the Energy East Tar Sands Pipeline route. They are...

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