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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 REGINA
What was supposed to have been an easy assignment for Sally Simpson turned into a labour of love and an appreciation of how hard Aboriginal women have had to work – and continue to work – to break into a European-dominated North American society.In...
By Dianne Meili
“The Reverend” influenced through music, traditional teachings Percy Tuesday didn’t claim to be an Elder, partly because he thought the spiritual persona conflicted with his earlier, rambunctious days of playing honky tonk bars on Winnipeg’s Main...
Windspeaker Staff
As we head to press, the Assembly of First Nations is wrapping up Day Two of its assembly in Halifax, and while there wasn’t the spitting and hissing that marred the May meeting of the organization, tensions were heightened and loins girded for...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION
Now that the Membertou First Nation is able to access money through the First Nations Finance Authority, it will be saving tens of thousands of dollars in bank charges. “We have two large bank loans at regular banks at much higher rates and much...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Marie-Anne Gagnon has discovered that Canada’s Centennial cookbooks provide more than recipes. “By putting everything together, there is an overarching discourse of Aboriginal people being in the past and that modernity is emphasized to legitimize...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
A resolution to mount an independent inquiry in Ontario into missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) was passed unanimously by Ontario First Nations leaders. Chief Kelly LaRocca of Scugog First Nation and Chief Georjann Morriseau of Fort...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The National Association of Friendship Centres, the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and the Native Women’s Association of Canada will receive $1 million a year each over a five year period as part of the Partners for...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Legal action has been taken against Canada by four Alberta First Nations—Sucker Creek First Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) and the Tsuu T’ina Nation—on unsafe drinking water. “Potable water is a serious issue in Alberta...
Compiled by Debora Steel
A new agreement with the B.C. government will enable theKanaka Bar Indian Band to share revenue from the Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project. The Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project is a 49.9 mega-watt run-of-river project located 14 kilometres...
Compiled by Sam Laskaris
Odjick’s Terminal Disease Former National Hockey League player Gino Odjick is asking for privacy after revealing he has a rare terminal disease. Odjick, an Algonquin who was born in Maniwaki, Que., wrote a letter which was published on the Vancouver...

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