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Indigenous Print Media


Indigenous newspapers and magazines are an excellent sources of material reflecting Indigenous voices.  They contain valuable information on Indigenous perspectives on contemporary issues, as well as on individuals, programs, achievements, and the daily lives of Indigenous peoples today.  They also may provide information related to Indigenous cultures (ie; the role of veterans at a pow wow).  The level of text in the newspapers and magazines is suitable for students in grades 6-8, but visual material is of value for younger students.


The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society

• Windspeaker
• Sweetgrass
• Sage
• Raven’s Eye
• Ontario Birchbark

Anishinabek News

From the website: To produce a newspaper and related publications designed to foster pride and share knowledge about Anishinabek culture, goals, and accomplishments. Anishinabek News was established in 1988 and publishes 11,000 copies monthly. It was designed to foster pride and share knowledge about Anishinabek current affairs, culture, goals and accomplishments.

Turtle Island News  

From the website: TURTLE ISLAND NEWS is Canada’s only national native weekly newspaper, published every week at the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations in southern Ontario. It is a politically independent newspaper that is wholly owned and operated by Aboriginal People.

Turtle Island News is the concept of publisher Lynda Powless who has almost 30 years of experience working in mainstream media from the CBC to national newspapers. In 1994 Lynda decided to apply those skills and experience in her home community of Six Nations by launching a weekly newspaper in the basement of her home.

That newspaper has grown to a circulation of 20,000 weekly and is now Canada’s most respected national native weekly newspaper with a growing national and international readership.



Aboriginal Voices

From the website: AVR's mission is to provide a distinctly Aboriginal service in large urban centres where the majority of Aboriginal people now live. The Aboriginal Voices Radio network informs, enlightens, and entertains with culturally relevant Aboriginal programming for all people.
From the website: SAY Magazine is the only lifestyle magazine in the world for Native people.

More than just for youth - Native youth are the largest growing demographic in North America and SAY has grown over the years to include information for more than just our youth.

Consistently SAY has received feedback that the magazine and website are a RESOURCE for our people and a major source of INFORMATION on CONTEMPORARY Native issues. SAY's mission statement is HOPE.

Established in 2002, SAY publishes four regular issues, plus annual 'Best Practices in Economic Development, Education Guide for Native Students and Back2School editions.  Special publications, such as the program for 2008 NAIG, program for 2011 Manito Ahbee and annual reports are also available from SAY.

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