Windspeaker is Canada’s national Aboriginal Newspaper and has coverd the news, issues and people in the Aboriginal community in Alberta and then throughout Canada since 1983. It is published monthly by the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA), an independent Aboriginal communications organization based in Edmonton, Alberta that is committed to facilitating the exchange of information reflecting Aboriginal culture to a growing and diverse audience. Windspeaker is dedicated to providing objective, mature and balanced coverage of news, information and entertainment while maintaining profound respect for the issues, values, principles and traditions of Aboriginal people.
Published by Bert Crowfoot and edited by Debora Steel, the 24 page publication has a monthly circulation of 25,000 copies distributed by mail across Canada to every First Nations, Metis and Inuit community and Native friendship Centres as well as to Aboriginal businesses and associations. More than 3/4 of its circulation is paid making it the highest paid Aboriginal newspaper in Canada.
Regular departments include Rants and Raves, Provincial News, Health, Sports, Education and Careers.
AMMAS also published Alberta Sweetgrass: The Aboriginal Newspaper of Alberta, a monthly newspaper that provides coverage of the news and events from Alberta’s Aboriginal communities and profiles of youth, elders, artists, writers and many others from communities throughout Alberta. They also publish Saskatchewan Sage: The Aboriginal Newspaper of Saskatchewan and operate the radio station CFWE that airs a country format for First Nations throughout the province of Alberta.