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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.


By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
In honour of the one-year anniversary (June 2) of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s release of its calls to action report, a group called Kairos Canada is planning special  events, called the Blanket Exercise, across the country. Kairos...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C.
The six Chiefs of the Tsilhquot’in Nations of the B.C. Interior are calling on government to help in dealing with a recent increase in the level of violence in Williams Lake and surrounding communities. Three separate shooting incidents have rocked...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor MISSISSAUGA
Delaney Ross ended up with a medal haul from her appearances at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). Ross, an 18-year-old forward from the Canoe Lake First Nation, participated in the last six national tournaments, including the 2016...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
Musician Kristi Sinclair and some of her musical friends are ready to embark on the sixth annual Red Ride Tour, starting May 4 at Nipissing First Nation. Sinclair, who organizes the tour, as well as plays in the shows, says they’re hitting smaller...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor NANAIMO, B.C.
May 20, 2016 Three years after he allowed a racist letter to be printed in the now defunct Nanaimo Daily News, the editor of that newspaper has been contracted as a communications consultant with the city. Tracy Samra is Nanaimo's first female and...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor
A scathing report on the mining industry by B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer is being received by First Nations with cautious optimism. It’s their hope that it will bring positive changes to protect the environment in their traditional...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man.
 May 5, 2016. Cora Morgan is hopeful that, even though the new Cabinet under the newly-elected Progressive Conservatives does not include a children’s services ministry, the interest shown by the PCs while in opposition to improve services...
Compiled by Debora Steel
May 9, 2016 A historic rock art conference that will bring together the leading Indigenous rock art scholars in British Columbia, as well as  scholars from Spain, France and New Zealand, will be hosted for the first time ever by Indigenous...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, Ont. announced May 19 that the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) clinic at NEO Kids is now accepting referrals for children under the age of six. Previously, the clinic dealt with children between the...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor
 A young member of Sachigo Lake First Nation has set out on a 2,000-kilometre trek from his home in Northern Ontario to raise money for people impacted by the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray. Stanley Barkman, 26, set out from Sioux...

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