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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.


By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Marie-Anne Gagnon has discovered that Canada’s Centennial cookbooks provide more than recipes. “By putting everything together, there is an overarching discourse of Aboriginal people being in the past and that modernity is emphasized to legitimize...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION
Now that the Membertou First Nation is able to access money through the First Nations Finance Authority, it will be saving tens of thousands of dollars in bank charges. “We have two large bank loans at regular banks at much higher rates and much...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
When B.C. First Nations formally launched a series of nine long-promised constitutional challenges to the federally-approved Enbridge Northern Gateway on July 14, they cited one single court case over and over. If anything, it bolsters the argument...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor REGINA
What was supposed to have been an easy assignment for Sally Simpson turned into a labour of love and an appreciation of how hard Aboriginal women have had to work – and continue to work – to break into a European-dominated North American society.In...
By Dianne Meili
“The Reverend” influenced through music, traditional teachings Percy Tuesday didn’t claim to be an Elder, partly because he thought the spiritual persona conflicted with his earlier, rambunctious days of playing honky tonk bars on Winnipeg’s Main...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor OSHWEKEN
As it turned out, Brandon Montour simply needed a bit more exposure. Despite being an offensively gifted defenceman who put up some decent numbers, Montour was bypassed by all 30 clubs in both the 2012 and 2013 National Hockey League Entry Drafts....
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Odjick’s Terminal Disease Former National Hockey League player Gino Odjick is asking for privacy after revealing he has a rare terminal disease. Odjick, an Algonquin who was born in Maniwaki, Que., wrote a letter which was published on the Vancouver...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Assembly of First Nations(AFN) and The Holmes Group celebrated on July 11 the completion of the “G’WIIGWAAMNAANIIN” (Building Homes & Building Skills) pilot project for housing and infrastructure. The community...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and Sodexo Canada have announced that this year’s recipient of the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations is former Canadian diplomat and Fellow with the Arctic Institute of North America,...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The National Association of Friendship Centres, the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and the Native Women’s Association of Canada will receive $1 million a year each over a five year period as part of the Partners for...

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