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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 BIGSTONE CREE NATION, Alta.
Strong words from Bigstone Cree Nation Chief Gordon Auger calling the Calgary Herald out on its claim that First Nations need to be monitored for every dollar spent of the $8.4 billion allotted to them in the March federal budget. Those words have...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor REGINA
After a year of operating on the Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta, the monthly diabetes clinic has a steadily growing number of patients. That success, says Enoch Cree member Joanne McDonald, who also serves as community health representative at the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
The Indigenous Affairs critic for the federal NDP says the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has put Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada under third party management with the new orders it delivered on child welfare April 26. “They’ve made it very...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C.
The six Chiefs of the Tsilhquot’in Nations of the B.C. Interior are calling on government to help in dealing with a recent increase in the level of violence in Williams Lake and surrounding communities. Three separate shooting incidents have rocked...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
On Wednesday April 20, a class action lawsuit was filed in Winnipeg for Priscilla Meeches and Stewart Garnett against Canada. It’s the first step in what could be a lengthy legal process. Meeches and Garnett represent Indian, non-status Indian and...
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Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that evidence on the abuse of 3,800 of residential school survivors could be destroyed after 15 years. This period will allow time to notify survivors and ask whether they want their records...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
What’s in a name, really? Nothing most of the time, unless you’re talking about Gladue Reports in Canada. For some people, the name alone sparks controversy and mixed emotions, and it’s sometimes even misinterpreted as a “get out of jail free card”...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
The only Métis body that enjoys a nation-to-nation relationship with the federal and provincial governments is the Métis National Council, and as such, in wake of the Daniels’ decision, it is the MNC that will be conducting negotiations with the...
Windspeaker Staff
The Government of Ontario announced April 18 funding for three research projects to support a more appropriate response from law enforcement authorities when dealing with incidents of sexual violence and harassment against Indigenous women, and to...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor SASKATOON
Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party was re-elected Monday taking 63 per cent of the popular vote and 51 of 61 seats. It’s Wall’s third term as premier. The election victory means that the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations will push harder to get...

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