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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation
An unanswered call for help on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation for an early morning house fire has left two children dead, two communities reeling, and a renewed call for better funding from the federal government for emergency response services...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Write
B.C. storytellers Roy Henry Vickers and Robert “Lucky” Budd will be launching the third in a series of illustrated Northwest Coast legends on April 25. Titled Orca Chief, it takes its place alongside their previous bestsellers Raven Brings the Light...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor Williams Lake First Nation
The British Columbia government will be moving ahead with all seven recommendations that have come from a panel investigation into the Mount Polley breach. The announcement is welcomed by Xat’sull First Nation and Williams Lake Indian Band, who were...
BY Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Two days after Darlene Necan talked to a Toronto audience about the daily desperation of poverty and homelessness in Northern Ontario, she got some much-needed good news. Necan, a member of the Ojibway First Nation of Saugeen #258 in northwestern...
Windspeaker Staff
It’s with a heavy heart that we report on such tragedy as the one that took the lives of two young children in a house fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in February. Aggravating an already horrible situation is the finger-pointing that has...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor
Billy Joe Laboucan, Chief of the Lubicon Lake Nation, says that even the smallest amount of revenue garnered from resources taken from his land would make a difference for his people. “If we are able to just do two to four per cent, we would be able...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION
Funding from the provincial government and strong mutual aid agreements with neighbouring communities are two reasons why Chief Administrative Officer Darwin Eckstrom expects Horse Lake First Nation will be spared the tragedy that befell a family on...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The contract has been announced for the turn-key design, supply and install of two solar power generation systems in Saskatchewan’s far north at Father Megret Elementary School in Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation and Father Gamache Memorial...
Compiled by Robin Wilson, CFWE News
A senseless and immature act has disrespected a well-known Aboriginal symbol at the University of Alberta. Brendan Hokowhitu (Hoko-Fit-Too) is the Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies and says police are investigating after someone vandalised...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has evenly distributed $2.4 million to support 16 invitational shared services initiative partnerships in 2014-15. ISSI partnerships provide students at on-reserve schools with the same supports available in...

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