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Windspeaker - Informing, Impacting and Inspiring
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.


Compiled by Shari Narine
The national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women held in Ottawa Feb. 27 resulted in little concrete action, but it has still given hope to one long-time activist. “For the first time in any incident that I’m aware of have the police...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
More than 1,000 people gathered on March 14 at Nathan Phillips Square to stand against Bill C-51, the federal government’s anti-terrorism bill. There was a strong Aboriginal presence at the rally that was organized by, among others, civil liberties...
Windspeaker Staff
It’s very hard to disregard the very high level opposition to Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism legislation proposed by the federal government, but we fear that’s the plan of this Harper Conservative government. In March, the Canadian Bar Association...
Compiled by Shari Narine
A war of words has erupted between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ Interim Chief Kim Jonathan and high ranking members of the provincial government. Jim Reiter, minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs, is...
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 Dianne Meili
In the early hours of March 4, Amber Lightning Raine, 20, joined the ever-growing number of young Aboriginal people who have committed suicide. Her death was not the result of a horrific childhood, nor was she facing insurmountable life challenges...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Polotek First Nation in Chapel Island, N.S. wants a wooden altar back that has been in an area church for a century, reports CTV Atlantic. Mi’kmaq Elders say the altar, rescued during a British attack on a French fort, was a gift from...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Street drug forces state of emergency on Blood reserve The Blood Tribe in southern Alberta has called a state of emergency in response to at least 10 deaths on the First Nation over the last six months linked to the street drug Oxy 80, or fake...
Compiled by Debora Steel
A federal court decision sided with the Haida Gwaii and ruled that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans cannot open a herring fishery in the territory this year. The Haida were granted an injunction that prevented the re-opening of a commercial...
Windspeaker Staff
Roger Chum, president of the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA), is asking Canadians to help honour Francis Pegahmagabow, the most highly-decorated First Nations soldier of the Great War.   ONECA wants to create the...

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