Dave Courchene Presentation – Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit 2014

Posted in: Elder Messages
Honoring the Natural Laws and Elements of Mother Earth
Recorded on Nov 18, 2014
With Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini), Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan
Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini), Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan was honoured to be part of the online Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit 2014,taking place as we speak from November 18-20, 2014, as 20+ Indigenous leaders from around Mother Earth – including people like Hereditary Chief Phil Lane, Jr., Grandmother Faith Spotted Eagle, Grandmother Mona Polacca, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Winona LaDuke and so many others –have come together for this amazing virtual council gathering to share how we can nurture a budding "spiritual springtime," in which we walk a new unified path of healing and sacred action.  Please listen to other leaders live online, or download their presentations here.
In his presentation, Dave shares how the Original People are the spokespersons of Mother Earth. Guided by Spirit and their hearts, the Original People must help all brothers and sisters to learn to live according to Natural Laws. Dave has over 40 years’ experience teaching Indigenous ways to young people. Stressing the importance of educating our young people to have a connection with Mother Earth and to live by Natural Laws, he will also talk about the need to connect with the Water element as a way of unifying and purifying humanity.
Dave Courchene, Nii Gaani Aki Innini (Leading Earth Man), has traveled internationally, carrying a message of hope and peace. Dave shares ancient Indigenous knowledge that he believes can act as the foundation in supporting the new life that Mother Earth is now entering, and that the elders have confirmed has arrived. He has created a special place for sharing ancient Indigenous knowledge — the Turtle Lodge -— built based on a vision he received many years ago. Indigenous people have always relied on visions and dreams to give guidance and direction in life. Dave was recently honored by Indigenous leaders and elders at the 2010 International Indigenous Leadership Gathering, and with a National Aboriginal Achievement (INDSPIRE) Award in Culture, Heritage & Spirituality, and the Volunteer Manitoba Award for Outstanding Community Leadership in 2012, for the work associated with his message and vision, including the work he has done inspiring young people. His recent work has involved initiating International Roundtables Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge at the Turtle Lodge (May 2010) and the US Capitol in Washington, DC (September 2010), which have been co-led by US Congressman Dennis Kucinich. He delivered the opening keynote and conducted the opening ceremonies at the 2010 G8 Summit on World Religions. In 2011, Dave shared the stage twice with the Dalai Lama to bring a message of peace in Newark, New Jersey and Monterrey, Mexico. In Spring 2011, Dave initiated the Makoose Ka Win and the Vision Quest rites of passage to take young people of all cultures entering adulthood back to the land and the elders to find their uniqueness and promote peace. "Only when we align our human spirit with higher spiritual reality will we find peace. When we become awakened spiritually, we begin to see more, to feel more. We begin to trust the Spirit."  

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