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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 Dianne Meili
Sculptor broke through artistic/gender constraints Early 1990s art magazines deemed Inuit stone carver Ovilu Tunnillie “avant garde” and “a woman to watch.” In a male-dominated industry, she pushed limits sculpting images that challenged...
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...
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...
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...
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By Dan Rubinstein Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Aboriginal leaders and the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women repeated their calls for a national inquiry into the crisis on the steps of Parliament Hill during a National Day of Remembrance on Oct. 4, but the rally’s first speaker,...
Compiled by Shari Narine
New Relationship Trust has contributed $750,000 to First Peoples’ Cultural Council to launch the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Project. This contribution will support the delivery of services and programs to revitalize First Nations...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The OPP and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police successful intercepted illegal prescription pills destined for the First Nation community of Attawapiskat. On Sept. 28, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Drug Unit, Attawapiskat Detachment members, along with the...
By Cara McKenna Windspeaker Contributor
It has taken the tragic and seemingly preventable death of a beloved Skidegate Band councillor to shed light on what critics say is chronically unreliable ambulance service in B.C.’s remote communities. Godfrey Williams (Didi), 48, died of a heart...
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 Debora Steel
The Save Our Seas and Shores coalition wants the issuance of license extensions to Corridor Resources Inc. for its exploration site in the Gulf of St. Lawrence halted. The coalition told the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum...

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