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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 David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
More than a year after the missing women inquiry ruled that systemic racism and a “colossal failure” by RCMP and Vancouver police had allowed serial killer Robert Pickton to continue killing for years, B.C. has settled a lawsuit with 13 children of...
Windspeaker Staff
Apologies are critical, said Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, but they do not erase the past. They are beautiful to hear, but the memories of wrong-doing remain, and that, despite the pain these memories stir up, is...
By Dianne Meili
Thousands perished from disease, malnutrition, fire. Large numbers of children who were sent to residential schools never returned home. In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final national event held at the end of March in Edmonton...
Windspeaker Staff
**This was an April Fools joke from your friends at Windspeaker. ** OTTAWA - April 1, 2014 In what many are calling nothing more than a pre-election publicity stunt, Prime Minister Steven Harper has announced that Canada will have a third official...
Shutdown at Lakeshore Boulevard
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
One of Toronto’s main transportation arteries was shut down on March 22 by activists seeking justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). About 35 people blocked Lakeshore Boulevard for 40 minutes. The group had earlier been at a...
Compiled by Debora Steel
“Justice Grant M. Currie and his court cannot rule on matters of international concern when it comes to the Treaty No. 10 Buffalo River Dene Nation traditional territory” said Chief Lance Byhette.  His comment was in response to a March 12...
Letter to the Editor
In Canada we take for granted the unfettered right of every individual to vote. That there could be any tampering whatsoever with this cornerstone of democracy seems impossible. But if Bill C-23 is passed, it could actually prevent certain...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor KAMLOOPS, B.C.
The Skidegate Saints have done it again. And in relatively easy fashion. The Saints won the boys’ title at the British Columbia Junior All-Native Basketball Tournament, which concluded on March 21 in Kamloops. This marked the third straight year the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Teaming up with cancer agency for study Metis Nation-Saskatchewan and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations have teamed up with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency to identify First Nations and Metis cancer sufferers in hopes of using that data...
Windspeaker Staff
Release: via CNW Leanne Simpson, a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist for Indigenous Peoples has been named the recipient of the inaugural RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.  Ms. Simpson was nominated for the Award by Thomas King whose...

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