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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 TSUU T’INA FIRST NATION, Alta.
The Tsuu T’ina First Nation does not need legislation for chief and council to be fiscally accountable to their membership, say leaders. And no legislation will force the Treaty 7 First Nation in southern Alberta to open its financial records in...
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is stubbornly refusing to call a national inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women, refusing to see that we have a  very serious problem here across Canada that desperately needs addressing....
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It’s exhausting to keep fighting this same fight over and over. Can someone please send a memo to whoever now needs to be informed that using traditional Native headdresses as a fashion accessory is, in fact, an offensive appropriation of Native...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor PETERBOROUGH, Ont.
The Assembly of First Nations is at a critical point as an organization and not only around whom it will choose as its next leader, but also how the leadership contest is undertaken. There is potential for divisiveness, said Trent University...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor T’EXELC WILLIAMS LAKE FIRST BAND, B.C.
Moose meat or store bought beef will be replacing fish this winter for many First Nations members who get their salmon from the Quesnell River. “A lot of people are saying they’re not going to fish. The fish are in the river. They are running,” said...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Alberta Serious Incident Response team will investigate “allegations of a possible breach of trust” in how police handled the missing person complaint regarding 18-year-old Colton Crowshoe. He was last seen leaving a party in Calgary July 4, and...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Monument commemorates murdered, missing Aboriginal women Less than a week after the unveiling of a monument at The Forks, the historic junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, to recognize the 1,200 missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the body...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Both the Métis National Council and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) are lauding the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision upholding a lower court ruling that the federal government has jurisdiction over Métis and non-status Indians. However,...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Although presenting the Ontario Superior Court with opposing viewpoints as to what should become of statements obtained through the Independent Assessment Process, both the IAP chief adjudicator and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission agree that...
Compiled by Debora Steel
First Nations are saying tactics are being employed tosilence their voices and concerns over ongoing development of the oil sands after the government of Alberta said they shouldn’t be heard at a review of environmental plans for the area, reports...

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