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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 SASKATOON
Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS) President Robert Doucette is confident that the upcoming court-ordered legislative assembly will bring about the changes needed to the MNS constitution that will help curb the in-fighting that has brought the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
If Bill C-51 had been law when Chief Donny Morris of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and his council were thrown into jail in 2008, Morris expects their experience would have been different. “That’s what I’m afraid of. I don’t know what the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
If Bill C-51 had been law when Chief Donny Morris of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and his council were thrown into jail in 2008, Morris expects their experience would have been different. “That’s what I’m afraid of. I don’t know what the future...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
The last minute decision by British Columbia’s cabinet to not confirm George Abbott as the new chief treaty commissioner has brought into question the province’s motivations. “If (Premier Christy Clark) was trying to pull the legs out from...
By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
Musqueam Indian Band wants to jack up rents eightfold for long-term leaseholders who’ve made a home on a subdivision of the reserve, one surrounded by mansions of Vancouver’s skyrocketing West Side that have themselves seen a 400 per cent spike in...
By Leif Gregersen Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
Three Feathers, a graphic novel about restorative justice, is just one of six new works from Richard Van Camp anticipated for release in 2015. He worked on Three Feathers with artist Krysal Mateus. It tells the story of three young men who return...
Compiled by Debora Steel
In response to the MV Marathassa spilling about 2,700 litres of bunker fuel into English Bay in early April, the Musqueam Fisheries Department notified its fishers to get their gear out of the water, including the removal of crab and prawn traps....
Compiled by Debora Steel
Xeni Gwet'in councillor Marilyn Baptiste has won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her leadership in defeating a proposed gold and copper mine that would have destroyed Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), a source of spiritual rejuvenation, identity and...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Agreement with Red Cross stop-measure gap In anticipation of the upcoming flood season and to ensure that First Nations receive emergency management services, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada†has entered into a one-year agreement...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Indigenous youth from across North America will be heading to the World Series later this year. Their own World Series, that is. Officials in Lethbridge, Alta. are planning to stage the inaugural Indigenous Baseball World Series this summer. The...

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