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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.


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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
“Our actions are for everybody, unlike this government of Canada,” said Rueben George, to a small but passionate crowd gathered on the steps of the Alberta Legislature on Sept. 5. George, of the Tsleil Waututh Nation, is head of the Kinder Morgan...
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By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor CHILLIWACK, B.C.
Sto:lo Community Futures (SCF), an Aboriginal non-profit organization in British Columbia, has set its sights on becoming the leading centre of Aboriginal business in British Columbia. The organization has been around since the early 1990s, but this...
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Hat’s off to Nathan Cullen, Member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, who has tabled a private members bill in the House of Commons called An Act to Defend the Pacific Northwest. It’s a piece of proposed legislation that will ban supertankers...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
A First Nation has promised a court battle if B.C. approves plans to flood a swathe of its territories for the province’s long-sought-for 1,100-megawatt Site C hydroelectric dam. West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson announced the threat to...
By Dianne Meili
Last of codetalkers fought war of words Code talker Chester Nez’s Navajo (Diné) tongue helped pave the way to an allied win in the Second World War. Though unmistakably proud of his ability to serve the United States in such a unique way, he was...
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The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says a national plan to address family violence and violent crimes against Aboriginal women and girls is not being implemented quickly enough and will lead to more untimely deaths. The federal...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor PRINCE ALBERT, Sask.
Members of a Regina-based men's fastball team now have a national championship they can brag about and quite a story to tell. The NB Petro Hawks captured the senior men's crown at the Canadian Native Fastball Championships, which concluded on Aug. 3...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor YELLOWKNIFE
Former Northwest Territories Premier Stephen Kakfwi was “moved by the energy” of Idle No More; quietly worked behind the scenes asking former prime ministers Joe Clark and Paul Martin, and former Nunavut premier Paul Okalik to visit Attawapiskat...
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Nunavut suicide rate well above Canadian rate In 2013, there were 45 suicides in Nunavut, almost entirely among the Inuit population of 27,000. That’s a new statistical peak since the founding of the territory in 1999. That rate comes to 166 per...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor OSHWEKEN
The Six Nations Chiefs are now the two-time defending Mann Cup champions. The Chiefs captured their second consecutive national senior men’s lacrosse crown on Sept. 12. The Six Nations side hosted this year’s Canadian finals. The Chiefs wrapped up...

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