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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 Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
  Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and the spiritual leader of Standing Rock, brought a message of unity through the power of prayer to Toronto on Nov. 28. “I am Lakota. I come from...
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Bert Crowfoot, the publisher of Windspeaker and CEO of the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA), has headed off to Ottawa to address the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. On Nov. 17 he’ll be speaking to the committee about the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor SIKSIKA NATION, Alta.
Arthur Bear Chief said his is a story that needs to be told. Not only for himself, but for the other children who were abused at Old Sun residential school and can no longer speak out. “It’s important for me to make public what I personally went...
By Cara McKenna Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
Several thousand people marched in Vancouver in opposition to Kinder Morgan on Saturday, Nov. 19, as many prepare to face arrest if the pipeline project is approved. The unprecedentedly huge rally drew Indigenous people from diverse nations across...
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The Heiltsuk Nation is disappointed to learn that the federal government is withholding analytical data arising from early environmental sampling after a tug and barge ran aground Heiltsuk territorial waters. These samples, collected by the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
  MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette says now that he has “put it down on paper what it should look like” he is hopeful that a member of the Trudeau Cabinet – either Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett or Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly – will...
By Drew Hayden Taylor, Windspeaker Columnist
Indigenous activist and world-renowned architect Douglas Cardinal lost his bid in Ontario Superior Court to stop the Cleveland Indians baseball team from using its “racist name” and Chief Wahoo mascot logo during the American League Championship...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor VAL-D'OR, Que.
The commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have committed to examining police behavior. In a statement issued Nov. 18, the commission said, “The situation in Val-d'Or is exactly the type of...
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An anonymous donation to the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be housed in a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks. Construction of the new gallery begins this month and is expected to be completed...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor SMITHS FALLS, Ont.
Bradley Dobson is making quite a name for himself, albeit far from his original home. Dobson, a member of the Moose Cree First Nation, was born in the remote northern Ontario community of Moose Factory. The 17-year-old is now starring in his first...

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