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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.


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Lirpa Sloof, Windspeaker Writer, Ottawa
OTTAWA - April 1, 2015 In a stunning and unexpected development, Windspeaker has learned that the Harper government is planning to announce a significant campaign targeting Indigenous people and Canadians' attitudes towards them. The idea being...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
If Bill C-51 had been law when Chief Donny Morris of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and his council were thrown into jail in 2008, Morris expects their experience would have been different. “That’s what I’m afraid of. I don’t know what the future...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
The last minute decision by British Columbia’s cabinet to not confirm George Abbott as the new chief treaty commissioner has brought into question the province’s motivations. “If (Premier Christy Clark) was trying to pull the legs out from...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
If Bill C-51 had been law when Chief Donny Morris of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and his council were thrown into jail in 2008, Morris expects their experience would have been different. “That’s what I’m afraid of. I don’t know what the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor SASKATOON
Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS) President Robert Doucette is confident that the upcoming court-ordered legislative assembly will bring about the changes needed to the MNS constitution that will help curb the in-fighting that has brought the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
Day scholars who are members of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and Shishalh Indian bands will have to wait until summer to learn if they can move forward on receiving compensation for the abuse they suffered when attending residential schools. A...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Agreement with Red Cross stop-measure gap In anticipation of the upcoming flood season and to ensure that First Nations receive emergency management services, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada†has entered into a one-year agreement...
Compiled by Debora Steel
More treatment and support to battle prescription drug addiction will go to on-reserve members of Manitoba First Nations, reports the Thompson Citizen. A funding announcement of $2.96 million over five years was made by the federal government on...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The Navajo Nation is imposing a two per cent sales tax on such foods as soda, chips, and energy drinks sold in retail centres on the reservation. It’s the only place in the United States to impose a two per cent sales tax on foods with little...
Compiled by Debora Steel
On April 16, First Nations whose lands and resources will be most affected by the proposed Ring of Fire development met to sign a protocol agreement. Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation entered into a “Negotiation Protocol...

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