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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.


Windspeaker Staff
It’s very hard to disregard the very high level opposition to Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism legislation proposed by the federal government, but we fear that’s the plan of this Harper Conservative government. In March, the Canadian Bar Association...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women held in Ottawa Feb. 27 resulted in little concrete action, but it has still given hope to one long-time activist. “For the first time in any incident that I’m aware of have the police...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
More than 1,000 people gathered on March 14 at Nathan Phillips Square to stand against Bill C-51, the federal government’s anti-terrorism bill. There was a strong Aboriginal presence at the rally that was organized by, among others, civil liberties...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Write
B.C. storytellers Roy Henry Vickers and Robert “Lucky” Budd will be launching the third in a series of illustrated Northwest Coast legends on April 25. Titled Orca Chief, it takes its place alongside their previous bestsellers Raven Brings the Light...
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Lirpa Sloof, Windspeaker Writer, Ottawa
OTTAWA - April 1, 2015 In a stunning and unexpected development, Windspeaker has learned that the Harper government is planning to announce a significant campaign targeting Indigenous people and Canadians' attitudes towards them. The idea being...
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Roger Chum, president of the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA), is asking Canadians to help honour Francis Pegahmagabow, the most highly-decorated First Nations soldier of the Great War.   ONECA wants to create the...
compiled by Debora Steel
celebrated 20 years of self-government March 19 in Whitehorse. “We Yukon First Nations should be immensely proud our people have survived hundreds of years of social disruption and forces of oppression that were trying to ultimately assimilate and...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Street drug forces state of emergency on Blood reserve The Blood Tribe in southern Alberta has called a state of emergency in response to at least 10 deaths on the First Nation over the last six months linked to the street drug Oxy 80, or fake...
Compiled by Debora Steel
A draft strategy on hydraulic fracturing produced by the Yukon government represents a breach of trust, said the Trondek Hwechin First Nation. In a report by CBC, Chief Roberta Joseph said it came as a shock to learn what government was planning....
Compiled by Shari Narine
Métis youth Mélanie-Rose Frappier has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award. The awards are presented annually to individuals, groups and communities that have made outstanding contributions to conserving Ontario’s heritage....

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