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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 Shari Narine Windspeaker Contibutor OTTAWA
January 26, 2016 The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that First Nations children and families living on reserve and in the Yukon are denied child and family services equal to what other Canadians receive. In a 182-page ruling released...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor BELLA BELLA, B.C.
B.C. Coastal First Nations have taken on a critical role in the future of the Great Bear Rainforest, which covers a land-base twice the size of Vancouver Island. On Feb. 1, the province announced a comprehensive agreement that will protect 85 per...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORT CAMP, B.C
A dedicated group of protesters are hoping they can accomplish what legal action has failed to do: shut down BC Hydro’s construction of the Site C dam on the Peace River. A rotating group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the Treaty 8...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s new curatorial resident of Indigenous and Contemporary Art has found a unique way to draw attention to the discussion around treaty territories and land claims.   Jaimie Isaac of the Sagkeeng First...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor YELLOWKNIFE
Mason Mantla is no stranger to the camera. It is part of the work he does with kids in his job with the Tlicho Community Action Research Team. So when the opportunity arose to get behind the camera for the “home-grown grassroots” Dead North Film...
Compiled by Debora Steel
  A free guided tour of 39 significant works of Inuit sculpture will be offered by the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Feb. 3 at noon. Darlene Coward Wight, the curator of Inuit Art, will conduct the tour. The exhibit is on...
Compiled by Debora Steel
As a result of an Apache-Nde-Nnee Working Group report, submitted to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the UN CERD Committee has recognized that the Doctrine of...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and Willis College of Business, Technology, and Healthcare, have announced they will collaborate to provide “state-of-the-art career preparation and skills training” for Indigenous peoples across Canada in...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Two new digital mammography vehicles, blessed in a ceremony at the Musqueam First Nation in Vancouver Feb. 1, will provide breast cancer screening to women in rural and remote areas in British Columbia.   Currently, the BC Cancer...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
Indigenous languages in Canada are dying. Of the 60 languages that exist across the country, nearly all were declared endangered—some of them critically—well over a decade ago by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization...

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