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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 Grassy Narrows, Ont
Several dozen teenagers and young adults marched the length of Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) First Nation on May 2 in sweltering 26 degree Celsius heat. At a community barbecue to celebrate the end of their walk against logging, the teens...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor LAX KW’ALAAMS, B.C.
The Lax Kw’alaams band has turned down a liquefied natural gas development that would have netted them $1.15 billion in benefits. And in so doing lost out on Crown land the province had been offering. The band had valued the land at $108 million....
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission draws to a close, it is in front of the courts again on one of the more contentious issues it has faced in its six years. The TRC is asking the court to rule on what is to become of government and church...
Windspeaker Staff
Finance Minister Joe Oliver calls his 2015 federal budget, delivered to the House of Commons on April 21, “Strong Leadership”, but for Aboriginal people there is no mention in the document as to where this government plans to take us. It should be...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
After six long, hard years of heading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Justice Murray Sinclair is tired. But he is also hopeful. “I believe in the process. What I tell people is you don’t have to believe reconciliation will happen. You have...
compiled by Debora Steel
reserve on Vancouver Island has defrauded people of hundreds of dollars each. The man, posing as Tseshaht First Nation Chief Hugh Braker, said he was raising money for those suffering family tragedies. Robert Bennett Peters, 49, of no fixed address...
compiled by Debora Steel
North Bay Nugget that his community is opposed to a plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron. “Of course we are opposed to it. In our community that I represent ... there are no members that are agreeable to the burial at the site at this time.”...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Society will have no federal funding to support on-reserve social assistance programs. The society is condemning a “unilateral decision” by Aboriginal Affairs, BC region to cut the support for Persons with Disability on Reserve adjudication service...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Sharon and Shirley Firth are among those being honoured this year by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. (The twin sisters, former elite cross-country skiers, were the first Indigenous athletes to represent the country at the Winter Olympics. (Shirley...
compiled by Sam Laskaris
Saskatchewan teams managed to continue their recent dominance at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. (For the second straight year both the Saskatchewan girls’ and boys’ entries captured gold medals at the tournament, which concluded on...

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