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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 T’EXELC WILLIAMS LAKE FIRST BAND, B.C.
Moose meat or store bought beef will be replacing fish this winter for many First Nations members who get their salmon from the Quesnell River. “A lot of people are saying they’re not going to fish. The fish are in the river. They are running,” said...
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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation, along with several hundred supporters, marched through downtown Toronto on July 31. To simulate a wild river, people carried fish cutouts and 1,500 meters of bright blue fabric rippling in the wind. They...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TSUU T’INA FIRST NATION, Alta.
The Tsuu T’ina First Nation does not need legislation for chief and council to be fiscally accountable to their membership, say leaders. And no legislation will force the Treaty 7 First Nation in southern Alberta to open its financial records in...
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is stubbornly refusing to call a national inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women, refusing to see that we have a  very serious problem here across Canada that desperately needs addressing....
By Dianne Meili
Grand chief advocated for treaty relationship Two years ago, Grand Chief Dr. Stan Louttit sat in a duck blind in northern Ontario with his 20-year-old grandson Warren Hardisty. “It wasn’t really hunting. It was education,” recalled Hardisty. “He...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor REGINA
A week-long battle for the over-all team award at this year’s North American Indigenous Games went right down to the wire.And in the end, British Columbia edged the host Saskatchewan entry by picking up one medal more. B.C. athletes captured a total...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
“It’s about time they showed the wonderful image-making and history of the Anishnabe people,” said artist Bonnie Devine about the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and its exhibition, Before and After the Horizon. “It’s part of the art history of Ontario...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Alanis Obomsawin’s latest endeavour is making its world debut at the Toronto International Film Festival as the first work by an Indigenous filmmaker to be included in TIFF’s Masters program. “I’m very honoured. I think it’s wonderful,” said...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Compiled by Shari Narine Monument commemorates murdered, missing Aboriginal women Less than a week after the unveiling of a monument at The Forks, the historic junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, to recognize the 1,200 missing and murdered...
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The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has decided not to sign an Economic Community Development Agreement with British Columbia for the Gibraltar Mine until the province changes its engagement and benefit-sharing on major projects with First...

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