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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 REGINA
What was supposed to have been an easy assignment for Sally Simpson turned into a labour of love and an appreciation of how hard Aboriginal women have had to work – and continue to work – to break into a European-dominated North American society.In...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION
Now that the Membertou First Nation is able to access money through the First Nations Finance Authority, it will be saving tens of thousands of dollars in bank charges. “We have two large bank loans at regular banks at much higher rates and much...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Marie-Anne Gagnon has discovered that Canada’s Centennial cookbooks provide more than recipes. “By putting everything together, there is an overarching discourse of Aboriginal people being in the past and that modernity is emphasized to legitimize...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
When B.C. First Nations formally launched a series of nine long-promised constitutional challenges to the federally-approved Enbridge Northern Gateway on July 14, they cited one single court case over and over. If anything, it bolsters the argument...
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As we head to press, the Assembly of First Nations is wrapping up Day Two of its assembly in Halifax, and while there wasn’t the spitting and hissing that marred the May meeting of the organization, tensions were heightened and loins girded for...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Premier Christy Clark has asked to meet with BC First Nationsleaders and her cabinet in September. It will be the first such gathering since Clark became premier. “We’re working with the (First Nations) Leadership Council, and invitations are...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor OSHWEKEN
As it turned out, Brandon Montour simply needed a bit more exposure. Despite being an offensively gifted defenceman who put up some decent numbers, Montour was bypassed by all 30 clubs in both the 2012 and 2013 National Hockey League Entry Drafts....
Compiled by Debora Steel
A new agreement with the B.C. government will enable theKanaka Bar Indian Band to share revenue from the Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project. The Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project is a 49.9 mega-watt run-of-river project located 14 kilometres...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Compiled by Shari Narine Locally undertaken report contradicts government’s cancer findings A report released in early July by the Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manitoba...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Assembly of First Nations(AFN) and The Holmes Group celebrated on July 11 the completion of the “G’WIIGWAAMNAANIIN” (Building Homes & Building Skills) pilot project for housing and infrastructure. The community...

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