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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 Contributor OTTAWA
A newly released series of reports on sex trafficking in Canada has found that Indigenous women and girls are especially vulnerable to the sex trade. The Native Women’s Association of Canada reviewed studies from 1982 to 2011of Indigenous women or...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
A verdict delivered by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal within the next six months could find Canada in a unique position: the first country to be held liable for contemporary mistreatment of children. “Many of these things that have happened in...
By Satsan (Herb George) Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Senior Associate, Centre for First Nations Governance
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in the Tsilhqot’in case has changed Canada forever. Justice has been served. But for how long? The answer is ours to determine. The Supreme Court, on instructions from previous Aboriginal title cases,...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
Three men running for the position of national chief for the Assembly of First Nations is a far cry from the eight – four men and four women – who jumped into the race in 2012. “The political climate is too extreme,” said Grassy Narrows First Nation...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor MONTREAL
The Cree Nation in Quebec has taken a stand against uranium development and mining in their territory, Eeyou Istchee. To bring public awareness and to garner support, youth of the Cree Nation embarked on the Stand Against Uranium Walk on Sunday, Nov...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor LAC LA CROIX, Ont.
Leon Jourdain says he is the candidate who has been given the nod by the grassroots. “My grandchildren, everybody’s grandchildren, those people I look to on the ground level, are saying, ‘You need to run. You’re on the ground all the time. We tell...
Review by Shari Narine
Medicine Walk Richard Wagamese (Published by McClelland and Stewart.) Review by Shari Narine   Set with the backdrop of the BC wilderness, author Richard Wagamese intricately weaves the hardship of the physical journey with the emotional...
Windspeaker Staff
A decision by the province of British Columbia to proceed with the controversial Site C hydroelectric dam has been described as “incredibly stupid.” The project will see a third hydroelectric station built in the Peace River region of B.C. As well...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Assembly of First Nations is commending police in Winnipeg on the handling of the brutal sexual assault of 16-year-old Rinelle Harper of Garden Hill First Nation. Regional Chief for Alberta, Cameron Alexis, offered his thoughts and prayers...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
Brian Bowman may not have been elected on the strength of his Métis heritage, but Winnipeg’s first Indigenous mayor has made it clear that the Aboriginal population is a priority to him. A week after being sworn in to run the city that boasts the...

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