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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 Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation
An unanswered call for help on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation for an early morning house fire has left two children dead, two communities reeling, and a renewed call for better funding from the federal government for emergency response services...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor PRINCE ALBER
Donations of elk by First Nations hunters to food banks and shelters in northern Saskatchewan harken back to the days when young men hunted and provided meat for all band members. “This is the way I was taught, ever since I killed my first animal...
By Dianne Meili Windspeaker Contributor
Highway accident claims four celebrated artists Flags were lowered and tributes flowed when four artists were killed Feb. 10 in one horrific car crash in Saskatchewan; sentiment justified all the more by examining why they were travelling together...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were commemorated with a Strawberry Ceremony on Valentine’s Day. The ceremony, held at Toronto Police Headquarters at Yonge and College streets, celebrated its tenth anniversary. More than 800 people...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor Williams Lake First Nation
The British Columbia government will be moving ahead with all seven recommendations that have come from a panel investigation into the Mount Polley breach. The announcement is welcomed by Xat’sull First Nation and Williams Lake Indian Band, who were...
Windspeaker Staff
WHAT: Vigil for Naverone Woods who died at the hands of Transit Police WHERE: Surrey Central Sky Train Station WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28, 4:30 ‐ 6:00pm WHO: Speakers will include Naverone Christian Landon Woods’s family members, Union...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Canadian Press reports that a four-year program at Walpole Island and Kettle and Stony Point First Nations’ elementary schools has dramatically raised literacy rates. Once well behind provincial standards in reading and writing, students...
Compiled by Debora Steel
  Tribal Chief Eric Sylvestre of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council met with senior official of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) on Feb. 19, and requested that the department work with the tribal council so...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Provinces with high Aboriginal population rank poorly in health  The Conference Board of Canada report has given both Manitoba and Saskatchewan overall grades of ‘D’, ranking them 23rd and 24th respectively out of 29 high-income regions around...
Compiled by Debora Steel
President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would lead to the construction of the Keystone XL 1,400 km pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta to join up with pipes in Nebraska that run to Texas. The pipeline has polarized positions, with...

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