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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Grassy Narrows First Nation and supporters continue to hike up the pressure on Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario government to clean up the Wabigoon-English River systems of toxic mercury waste. On July 7, prominent environmental, labour and...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor THUNDER BAY, Ont.
Quinn Meawasige believes that the 145 recommendations that came from a coroner’s jury earlier this week have firmly at the centre of them the seven young people who died over an 11-year period in the city of Thunder Bay. “I think their stories were...
Windspeaker Staff
Speak truth to power. That’s what a delegation of young men and women of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation did when they visited “The Hill” in Ottawa June 13 to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They talked with him about how Canada has left them...
Windspeaker Staff
A new protocol agreement in British Columbia is all about collaboration, and realizing the goals of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan, penned in 2012. The agreement was signed July 8 by Advanced...
By Dianne Meili
Scholar and politician succeeded despite Indian Act restrictions   At a time when his people were so restricted by the Indian Act they were barely surviving, Len Marchand began his rise to the highest ranks of power in this country. “He was...
Compiled by Shari Narine
July 12, 2016. A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council has granted intervener status to a national coalition of women’s organizations, which includes the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. The coalition will intervene in the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Federal health funding to improve facilities, services July 12, 2016. Money through the federal Social Infrastructure Fund will see $17.3 million used to upgrade health facilities in three First Nations communities in Alberta. John D’Or Prairie will...

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