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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
Iskatewizaagegan Elder taught sacred ecology   Wisdom keepers like the late Ogimaamakoons, Ella Dawn Green, generously provided sacred knowledge to bolster the Annishinaabe certainty that human beings are more than just consumers of the earth’...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor BIGGAR, Sask.
The shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie has rocked the province of Saskatchewan. Claims of racism are widespread, and paint the RCMP, a farmer charged with second-degree murder, and the people of Saskatchewan all with that same racist brush...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
A new film based in Nunavut is teaching people about gender norms in the north. The film, called “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things,” focuses in on a Pride Day event in Iqaluit, celebrating the LGBTQ2 community there—lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
August 3, 2016. The chief commissioner for the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls says she and the other four commissioners accept the “serious responsibilities” that have been given to them. This morning, British...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor KINGSTON, Ont.
“In any type of a revolution, we always say, it’s the poets and the musicians and the gifted that take the lead and frame the new thinking in advance of everyone else,” said Stephen Kakfwi, president and CEO of Canadians for a New Partnership. The...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Imagine going from being just one-eighth Indian to being half Indian. That requires a whole identity shift, a reinvention of self.  Exit crazy York University party girl known as Spawn and enter serious, traditional, cultural-identity-seeker...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
Aimee Craft’s years of hard work are being acknowledged this month. Craft is an Indigenous lawyer (Anishinaabe and Metis) and assistant professor at the University of Manitoba. She is being recognized by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of its “Top...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor WINDSOR, Ont.
Rocky Thompson’s work will once again be closely monitored during the upcoming hockey season. A year ago people were wondering how Thompson, a former professional hockey player, would fare in his first season as a head coach. Thompson, a 39-year-old...

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