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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 WINNIPEG
Larry Loyie and Lynn Thompson feel differently about the words spoken in the apology by their home provinces’ premiers. But what they do agree on is that the words are only as strong as the actions that follow them. On June 18, Manitoba Premier Greg...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
The appeal to the Daniels case, set to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in October, is not enough to keep Betty Ann Lavallee from stepping down as the national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. “It’ll be up to the next national...
Windspeaker Staff
Grandmother Josephine Mandamin is walking again, despite a knee replacement 18 months ago. She continues her sacred Water Walks with a team of people who, this year, are following the great migration route of the Anishinaabe people. The group will...
By Dianne Meili
Comedienne was more than just a bunch of laughs When Jodi Taylynn Belcourt attended a healing group led by Julie Collette Bull, her life was in shambles and she had a large chip on her shoulder. “I wanted to leave, but Julie told me I would smile...
By Debora Steel Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
Don’t wait for “the big home run” or the “big solution” that will resolve Canada’s troubled relationship with Aboriginal people. There are many things on the journey of reconciliation that are “doable” and everyone can exercise acts of...
By Windspeaker Staff North Saanich, B.C.
The 39th annual BC Elders Gathering, hosted by the Tsawout First Nation and the WSÁNEC Elders of North Saanich, attracted about 4,000 participants to the Panorama Centre on the Saanich Peninsula July 7 to July 9. Grand Entry of the Elders who...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Winnipeg will be hosting this year’s Canadian Native Fastball Championships. The national tournament will be held at the Buhler Recreation Park. Games will begin on July 31 and continue until Aug. 2. Teams will be competing in top honours in five...
Windspeaker Staff
A housing project for the Elders of Flying Dust First Nation in Saskatchewan has created opportunities for Flying Dust First Nation youth to obtain training and skills in building and ensures the homes are both adequately built and meets the needs...
By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor WALPOLE ISLAND, Ont.
Jewelian Blackbird is hoping to continue representing Canada in taekwondo events right up to the highest levels of the sport. And the 16-year-old, who lives in Walpole Island, Ont., is proving she just might have what it takes to get there....
Compiled by Shari Narine
Study shows suicide numbers high in cluster of Ontario First Nations There were 31 suicides by Aboriginal people in Ontario in 2013, more than double the number in 1991, according to research conducted by Gerald McKinley, a postdoctoral fellow at...

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