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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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That old mistrust is creeping in. And it all started out so hopeful… a new day, a new relationship, and a bright new enlightenment after the long dark bleak winter of Conservative rule. But today, we’ve got to call it. The Liberal Party of Canada...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
“We are not about to stand down and go quietly into the night. That’s not going to happen,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs. Phillip was speaking an hour after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced...
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...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
A movement started to draft Cindy Blackstock as the next leader of the federal NDP is flattering, she says, but it’s not where she needs to be at this point. “In life you’ve just got to think about where you’re best suited, where you can make the...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor CALGARY
November 10, 2016. Independent Indigenous input will help inform the University of Calgary’s institutional-wide Indigenous strategy, but there is no plan to solicit that same kind of input of the larger Indigenous community when the strategy is in...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
November 29, 2016. Homelessness in Alberta has dropped dramatically since 2008. Preliminary figures released Tuesday by the 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness show a 31 per cent decrease in 2016 from eight years earlier. “We didn’t know what to...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
November 1, 2016. The frustration bleeds through when Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff talks about recommendations that have been repeatedly ignored by provincial governments. “Since my office has been responsible for investigative reviews, we’ve...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
November 17, 2016. It’s heartbreaking work, but families need to know where their children, who died attending Indian residential schools, are buried. “It’s about bringing closure for families,” said Charles Wood, chair of the Remembering the...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
  November 8, 2016. Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan had high praise for the province’s Indigenous people as he spoke Monday night at the opening ceremony of the second annual Indigenous Innovation Summit. Feehan said in the nine...

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