BIIGTIGONG LANGUAGE PROJECT: Dave Courchene on the paramount importance of language

Elder Dave Courchene II Listen to Dave Courchene II speaking on the paramount importance of language here. Phone interview (Aug. 14, 2015) – 44 min. 53 sec. You can download the high-quality version (41.7 MB) Go directly to Biigtigong Language Project website to hear other speakers here. Known as Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth […]

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GOOD MEDICINE MEDIA: Dave Courchene on the Turtle Lodge, Rites of Passage and Making a Path for All of Us

Dave Courchene on the Turtle Lodge, Rites of Passage and Making a Path for All of Us Click on this short clip produced by GOOD MEDICINE MEDIA. Miigwetch to Catherine Tremblay and Gregory Coyes for your support and for your hard work in creating this video.

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The Great Binding Law (Statement of Manitoba Elders)

Ogichi Tibakonigaywin, Kihche’othasowewin, Tako Wakan:              The Great Binding Law               Written at Turtle Lodge By Oshoshko Bineshiikwe – Blue Thunderbird Woman, Osawa Aki Ikwe (Florence Paynter); Zoongi Gabowi Ozawa Kinew Ikwe – Strong Standing Golden Eagle Woman (Mary Maytwayashing); Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene); Giizih-Inini – (Dr. Harry Bone); Zhonga-giizhing […]

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Turtle Lodge Indigenous Elders on Climate Change: APTN InFocus and National News

| Aired Nationally in Canada December 3, 2015 CLICK HERE TO VIEW. APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie: Climate change is in the prophecies of the people closest to the land.Elders and Knowledge Keepers were asked to write a document so their perspective of protecting Mother Earth could be understood in the context of climate change.  […]

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The Great Binding Law (Statement of Manitoba Elders)

Ogichi Tibakonigaywin, Kihche’othasowewin, Tako Wakan:              The Great Binding Law               Written at Turtle Lodge By Oshoshko Bineshiikwe – Blue Thunderbird Woman, Osawa Aki Ikwe (Florence Paynter); Zoongi Gabowi Ozawa Kinew Ikwe – Strong Standing Golden Eagle Woman (Mary Maytwayashing); Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene); Giizih-Inini – (Dr. Harry Bone); Zhonga-giizhing […]

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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Mother Earth is calling

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ANALYSIS Mother Earth is calling By Dave Courchene PUBLISHED: Dec 4, 2015, 03:00 AM at http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/mother-earth-is-calling-360540611.html UPDATED: Dec 4, 2015, 05:26 AM Recently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the world: “Indigenous peoples have known for thousands of years how to care for our planet. The rest of us have a lot to […]

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