“As the Original free and independent Peoples of this land, we have the distinction of being the roots of our homeland. This positions us with the responsibility to be the true leaders and the voice of our homeland. Our leadership is embedded in spiritual and natural laws, guided by the Spirit and honouring the natural laws of Mother Earth.
“We all belong to the land. We owe our life to the land. Our ancestors agreed to share the land with everyone. The intent of our People has always been to share the land and take care of it together.”
Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene), Founder and Leader of Turtle Lodge