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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 Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor YELLOWKNIFE
On Sept. 1 a long sought-after dream will be realized by the Délın̨ę people of the Northwest Territories: They will be self-governing. “When the process of negotiation began, our chief negotiator said, ‘Oh, it will take a couple of years and it...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
 “Travesty and injustice” were the words used Monday morning by the legal director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund as she joined with other organizations, and about a dozen people, to mark the appeal of the man acquitted in the...
By Colin Graf Windspeaker Contributor WALPOLE ISLAND, Ont.
Protestors at Walpole Island First Nation along the St. Clair River in Ontario blocked a construction crew from their territory today, putting completion of a natural gas line in jeopardy.  Around 20 members of the community, also known as...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Alanis Obomsawin’s latest film is a condemnation of Canada’s discrimination against its most vulnerable citizens – First Nations children. In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Photos by By Barb NahwegahbowA research report released Sept. 20 says the population at Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations are suffering from mercury poisoning. This includes those below the age of 30. Dr. Masanori Hanada headed up a team...
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The arm of the Assembly of First Nations in British Columbia (BCAFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BC Business Council Sept. 6 which outlines an economic development partnership between First Nations and business leaders in the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor KTUNAXA NATION, B.C.
Multiple sources    Brett Merchant’s walk along the Highway of Tears underscores the message delivered by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal leaders: That the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is a Canadian concern....
By Ruth Hopkins Guest Columnist
Windspeaker.com recently featured commentary by Drew Hayden Taylor entitled ‘The Shame of Skirt Shaming.’ In it, readers are forced to endure the bitter tirade of a male author who seeks to shame traditional practitioners of Native ways, including...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MIAWPUKEK FIRST NATION, Nfld.
It is Miawpukek First Nation Chief Mi’sel Joe’s wish that “when” the remains of two Beothuk people – one a chief – are returned by the National Museums Scotland that he travel with them back to Canada. Recently, that wish got a boost when the...
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The Assembly of First Nations is standing in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s fight against construction of Dakota Access Pipeline across their traditional territory. Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart, co-chair of the Climate Change...

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