DAVE COURCHENE (LEADING EARTH MAN) shares the meaning of Onjisay Aki.
As the Original Peoples, we have lived here in our homeland for tens of thousands of years.
Our Earth is changing, and so must we as People.
Onjisay Aki means “a changing Earth” in our Anishinabe language.
It’s also the name of a journey we are on together.
Our ancestors left a footprint, a trail founded on Indigenous values of respect, which can lead us all to have a healthy relationship with each other and the planet.
Our children are depending on us to follow in those footsteps, walking this trail of peace.
Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene), Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan is the Founder of Turtle Lodge.