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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 Dianne Meili Windspeaker Contributor
Highway accident claims four celebrated artists Flags were lowered and tributes flowed when four artists were killed Feb. 10 in one horrific car crash in Saskatchewan; sentiment justified all the more by examining why they were travelling together...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Changes to be implemented for the upcoming federal election could be a double-edged sword for Aboriginal voters. “It’s going to put up a few more barriers and make it more difficult for First Nations people to … exercise their opportunity to vote,”...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were commemorated with a Strawberry Ceremony on Valentine’s Day. The ceremony, held at Toronto Police Headquarters at Yonge and College streets, celebrated its tenth anniversary. More than 800 people...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
The mother of a young woman whose skeletal remains were found on Robert Pickton’s farm—but forgotten about in storage for years—is demanding murder charges be brought against the convicted serial killer so she can find closure. Michele Pineault’s...
Windspeaker Staff
Chiefs of Nova Scotia handed Ottawa and streetfighter Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt their best day ever with the issue of over-inflated chiefly per diems making headlines on APTN. The chiefs have been, unabashedly, taking the...
Compiled by Debora Steel
  The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is undertaking its research initiative interviewing 1,100 Aboriginal businesses and entrepreneurs across the country as part of Promise and Prosperity: National Aboriginal Business...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
World Champ Seeking More Titles A Native boxer who already is a world champion will be seeking to win two more prestigious belts in her next fight. Kali Reis, who has Cherokee, Nipmuc and Seaconke Wampanoag ancestry, captured her first world title,...
Compiled by Debora Steel
  Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger limited the time he spent with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs at their annual general assembly held at Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation Feb. 24, reports CBC. He attended to talk about progress...
Compiled by Debora Steel
APTN NATIONAL NEWS REPORTS THE HARPER GOVERNMENT has cut $60 million from Aboriginal organizations’ core and project funding over three years, with Inuit groups hit the hardest. The news organization had obtained a copy of an Assembly of First...
Windspeaker Staff
WHAT: Vigil for Naverone Woods who died at the hands of Transit Police WHERE: Surrey Central Sky Train Station WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28, 4:30 ‐ 6:00pm WHO: Speakers will include Naverone Christian Landon Woods’s family members, Union...

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