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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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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 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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The Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys Jones, daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, has become a royal rock star in some First Nations communities across Canada. She charmed people in little remote communities on the West Coast of Canada and endeared...
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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...
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RCMP is investigating an online comment from one of their officers in a northern Saskatchewan First Nations community. It was a Facebook post about an incident at Sucker River reserve. Allegedly, the post by Constable Anthony Setlack said “all...
Compiled by Shari Narine
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 OHSWEKEN
David General is getting inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Again. General, who lives in the Six Nations community of Ohsweken and has Oneida/Mohawk ancestry, was inducted into the hall via the team category back in 2008. He had...
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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...
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Cliffs Natural Resources, the largest company hoping to develop mining in the Ring of Fire in Ontario, says it intendes to divest itself of its $3.3-billion project. Marten Falls First Nation was sent a letter by the company, under the economic...

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