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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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Apologies are critical, said Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, but they do not erase the past. They are beautiful to hear, but the memories of wrong-doing remain, and that, despite the pain these memories stir up, is...
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**This was an April Fools joke from your friends at Windspeaker. ** OTTAWA - April 1, 2014 In what many are calling nothing more than a pre-election publicity stunt, Prime Minister Steven Harper has announced that Canada will have a third official...
By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor Quebec City
First Nations in Quebec may hold their own independence votes in the event the Parti Québecois wins the April 7 elections and holds another referendum. Although the Liberals appeared to be in the lead in the final weeks of the campaign, the poll is...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
Many residential schools were built from brick so artist Dawn Marie Marchand has invited survivors, their descendants and their spouses to draw their stories in the form of a three inch by nine inch piece of brown paper. “I want to recreate the...
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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
The Indigenous Visual Culture Program at Toronto’s OCAD University hosted a talk titled, Wampum: Language and Symbol recently. About 60 people gathered to learn about wampum from historians, curators and artists. Historian and curator, Rick Hill,...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Christian Science Monitor reports that the late Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat is DC Comics latest character. Koostachin died in a car accident in 2010, but before her death she became known internationally for her activism in the area of...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Bernd Christmas, well-known Indigenous lawyer who is highly regarded for his work with government, business and First Nations in connection with Aboriginal economic development, has joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. He will serve as “a...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
The history of Canada is based on a series of misunderstandings as well as understandings, Bob Rae told an audience of mostly law students at the University of Toronto on March 19. Rae resigned last year from his position as Liberal MP for the...
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Release: March 18, 2014 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance: “It is with great reluctance that today I accepted the resignation from Cabinet of Jim...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Province of Ontario and Matawa-member First Nations have reached an agreement that will ensure First Nation communities benefit from the proposed Ring of Fire development, reads a press release. The regional framework agreement is a first step...

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