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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 OTTAWA
Canada is looking for a woman’s image to grace one of a series of bank notes to come out in 2018 and has called for nominations. The decision that faced the Native Women’s Association of Canada wasn’t who to nominate, but whether to participate at...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor
 The Council of Mothers has declared victory after occupying the Vancouver office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for six days. The grassroots protest was part of the national Occupy INAC movement that was launched following a rash of...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor MISSISSAUGA
Members of the two Ontario squads for this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) have plenty of reasons to be excited.For starters, officials from both clubs believe they have assembled rosters that will challenge for top spot in...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
“Reckoning”, the latest production by Indigenous theatre-company Article 11, offers an intense experience with their offering of three 30-minute plays dealing with residential schools. In a post on social media, veteran actor Monique Mojica called...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor VAL-D’OR, Que.
 A rescheduled meeting with Quebec Aboriginal Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelly for Friday could not have been better timed for Edith Cloutier, executive director of the Val-d'Or Native Friendship Centre and president of Regroupement des centres...
Windspeaker Staff
The Government of Ontario announced April 18 funding for three research projects to support a more appropriate response from law enforcement authorities when dealing with incidents of sexual violence and harassment against Indigenous women, and to...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that evidence on the abuse of 3,800 of residential school survivors could be destroyed after 15 years. This period will allow time to notify survivors and ask whether they want their records...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Elected Council of Six Nations of the Grand River are setting the record straight on statements recently issued by the Sûreté du Québec, a press release states. As First Nations, Kahnawà:ke and Six Nations...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor SASKATOON
Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party was re-elected Monday taking 63 per cent of the popular vote and 51 of 61 seats. It’s Wall’s third term as premier. The election victory means that the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations will push harder to get...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
The only Métis body that enjoys a nation-to-nation relationship with the federal and provincial governments is the Métis National Council, and as such, in wake of the Daniels’ decision, it is the MNC that will be conducting negotiations with the...

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