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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 Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Photos by By Barb NahwegahbowA research report released Sept. 20 says the population at Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations are suffering from mercury poisoning. This includes those below the age of 30. Dr. Masanori Hanada headed up a team...
By Dianne Meili
Seneca orator outwitted Christian missionary   On a sweltering August afternoon, tourists stroll languidly inside the flint-studded walls of Old Fort Erie in southern Ontario, examining cannons and perusing interpretive displays. Across...
By Colin Graf Windspeaker Contributor WALPOLE ISLAND, Ont.
Protestors at Walpole Island First Nation along the St. Clair River in Ontario blocked a construction crew from their territory today, putting completion of a natural gas line in jeopardy.  Around 20 members of the community, also known as...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Alanis Obomsawin’s latest film is a condemnation of Canada’s discrimination against its most vulnerable citizens – First Nations children. In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Toronto’s Native Canadian Centre was the venue for a meeting between national Indigenous leaders and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, on Sept. 9. Minister Freeland said...
Windspeaker Staff
Simon Fraser University (SFU) will host a 10-part public lecture series that examines how reconciliation is taking form in higher education. Called the “President’s Dream Colloquium on Returning to the Teachings: Justice, Identity and Belonging”,...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Stz'uminus First Nation joined BC Ferries and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council to reveal the second of three Coast Salish designs for the new Salish Class ferries. John Marston of Stz’uminus First Nation designed the artwork that will be on...
Windspeaker Staff
The Assembly of First Nations is standing in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s fight against construction of Dakota Access Pipeline across their traditional territory. Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart, co-chair of the Climate Change...
By Ruth Hopkins Guest Columnist
Windspeaker.com recently featured commentary by Drew Hayden Taylor entitled ‘The Shame of Skirt Shaming.’ In it, readers are forced to endure the bitter tirade of a male author who seeks to shame traditional practitioners of Native ways, including...
Windspeaker Staff
The arm of the Assembly of First Nations in British Columbia (BCAFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BC Business Council Sept. 6 which outlines an economic development partnership between First Nations and business leaders in the...

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