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Ontario Birchbark

Ontario Birchbark

Launched in 2002. A publication specifically designed to serve the Indigenous people of Ontario.

  • March 5, 2002
  • Chief Ralph Akiwenzie, Chippewas of Nawash

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Guest Columnist

"This we know: Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."

-Chief Seattle in 1854 trying to get the president of the United States to understand the Native point of view.

The ethic expressed so well by Chief Seattle more than 100 years ago might be expressed in terms of the…

  • March 3, 2002
  • Bert Crowfoot, Publisher

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Welcome to our premiere issue of Windspeaker Ontario, a publication for and about the Aboriginal people of Ontario.

Windspeaker Ontario is published by the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA), which also publishes, Windspeaker, Alberta Sweetgrass, Saskatchewan Sage, B.C. Raven's Eye and Buffalo Spirit.

We have often been asked when AMMSA would produce a…

  • March 3, 2002
  • Abby Cote, Windspeaker Contributor, Mnjikaning (Rama)

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For the Ronnie Douglas Blues Band, winning the Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Jazz or Blues Album for the second time- the first time was in 1999-was that much sweeter because they were the hometown boys.

"Winning here in our community with our families and friends in attendance was really great, because it gave them the opportunity to share it with us. After all…