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By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
The Banff Center for the Arts has a special guest coming around for this year’s National Aboriginal Day celebration. The Centre has chosen to spotlight the Inuit people for its three-day event, beginning June 20. Along with screening films based on...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor ENDERBY, B.C.
June 7, 2016. It isn’t enough that about a year ago a number of hereditary and elected chiefs in British Columbia picked up a commitment stick to live violence-free and to stop violence against women. It isn’t enough that chiefs across the country...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor SASKATOON
After years of hard work—driven to improve the economic conditions for the Aboriginal people he serves—Keith Martell, one of the original founders of the First Nations Bank of Canada, will be receiving an honourary degree. Martell is from the...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Two very important things happened in 1962, scientist Faisal Moola told the crowd gathered at Queen’s Park on June 2 to support Grassy Narrows First Nation. The first was the publishing of “Silent Spring”, a book by biologist Rachel Carson that was...
Compiled by Debora Steel
    Treaty4News reports that the name Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations will replace Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. The organization’s name change was decided by vote on May 25 at the FSIN Legislative Assembly held in...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
June 6, 2016. Recent moves by both the federal and provincial governments to address affordable housing are “something for the toolbox” in the battle against homelessness. But affordable housing is only one element in the incredibly complex...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
June 1, 2016. Métis have a proud heritage in Waterways and Dan Stuckless wants that tradition to continue as Fort McMurray rebuilds. “The Métis people should be front and centre when this rebuilding effort is going on because it was the Métis people...
Compiled by Shari Narine
June 20, 2016. The Louis Bull First Nation officially began the first phase of its solar project this spring and expects to complete work by summer. Phase 2 to follow will see solar panels go up on the administration building, community health...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Award-winning actor Carmen Moore gets direction from Ron E. Scott, creator of Blackstone. The series about life on the fictional reserve completed a successful five-season run last December. (Photo: Dan Power)   June 6, 2016. Actor Carmen Moore...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
June 16, 2016. Muriel Stanley Venne says men – especially offenders – need to play a prominent role in the upcoming national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. Stanley Venne, who is president and founder for the Institute...

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