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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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Apologies are critical, said Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, but they do not erase the past. They are beautiful to hear, but the memories of wrong-doing remain, and that, despite the pain these memories stir up, is...
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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor KITIMAT, B.C.
Despite winning the National Energy Board’s support last year, Enbridge Northern Gateway took a hit on April 12 after the town of Kitimat, B.C. voted 58.4 per cent against the controversial project, despite being the job-rich terminus for the...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
The Alberta and Yukon governments are the latest to commit to curriculum development to get the history of Indian residential schools taught in the classroom. But for the real story to be told, instruction has to go deeper and be consistent, say...
By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
More than a year after the missing women inquiry ruled that systemic racism and a “colossal failure” by RCMP and Vancouver police had allowed serial killer Robert Pickton to continue killing for years, B.C. has settled a lawsuit with 13 children of...
By Dianne Meili
Chief worked hard to retain Mi’gmaq identity Though she wasn’t allowed to speak Mi’gmaq in residential school, Chief Margaret Pictou Labillois of Eel River Bar First Nation preserved her language because her mother and sister pressed her to speak it...
Letter to the Editor
In Canada we take for granted the unfettered right of every individual to vote. That there could be any tampering whatsoever with this cornerstone of democracy seems impossible. But if Bill C-23 is passed, it could actually prevent certain...
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Bernd Christmas, well-known Indigenous lawyer who is highly regarded for his work with government, business and First Nations in connection with Aboriginal economic development, has joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. He will serve as “a...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
There will be no transition period for organizations that use project funding from the Urban Aboriginal Strategies program as it is revamped. The impact of no gap funding will be devastating, said Christine Martin, co-chair of the Metro Vancouver...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor KITIGAN ZIBI ANISHINABEG FIRST NATION
Bridget Tolley is concerned that while politicians hammer out the need for a national public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls, those who are supposed to be at the centre of the issue will be forgotten. “A national inquiry...
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The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has partnered with MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. It’s a program designed to help keep music alive in schools across...

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