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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 Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
At Queen’s Park on Aug. 24, Elder Garry Sault from Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation opened what Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day Wiindawtegowinini called, “a momentous occasion.” A political accord was signed between the Chiefs of Ontario,...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor BLOOD FIRST NATION, Alta.
Sixteen fentanyl-related overdoses all in the evening of Aug. 9 in Vancouver have brought national attention to an issue the Blood Tribe has been tackling head-on. In March, the First Nation in the Blackfoot Confederacy in southern Alberta declared...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
The offshore capability of an FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) terminal immediately raises the question as to whether the Steelhead/Malahat LNG project, announced Aug. 20, has opened the door for new discussion on the issue of offshore oil and...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor BAMBERTON, B.C.
Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG has announced the signing of a Mutual Benefits Agreement and Long-Term Lease with Malahat First Nation to export natural gas fracked in Northeastern B.C. The proposed FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) terminal would...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor ATHABASCA CHIPEWYAN FIRST NATION
The discovery of about 30 dead blue herons near a run-off pond at a Syncrude operation in northeastern Alberta has resulted in an outcry against oversight and management of oilsands operations. “While the birds may not have been found in a tailing...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Very few writers in Canada can actually make a living from their writing. Writer Drew Hayden Taylor is one of those writers. A member of Curve Lake First Nation near Peterborough, Ont., Taylor is a novelist, playwright, short story writer, and...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief David Harper is being challenged for the position by Tyler Duncan of Norway House Cree Nation, William Elvis Thomas of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, and Sheila North Wilson of the Bunibonibee Cree Nation....
Compiled by Debora Steel
One year has passed since the violent death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine and now the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says little has changed to provide safety for other young Aboriginal women in Manitoba and across the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
On Aug. 14, the Federal Court of Appeal agreed that the federal government failed to meet its duty to consult with Treaty 1 First Nations in transferring the Kapyong Barracks (located in Winnipeg) to the Canada Lands Company. The Court of Appeal...
Compiled by Debora Steel
About 13 per cent of the eligible voters of the Menominee Tribe cast ballots to approve both the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana on tribal grounds in a referendum described as “advisory”, meaning leadership is not bound by results....

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