Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood through Mide Aniicinabe Akiing (Kind-Hearted People of the Land) Gatherings

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nationhood-posterOn October 17 and 18, 2016, Elder and Youth representatives from many First Nation communities met at the Turtle Lodge to discuss how to strengthen nationhood at the Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood Gathering.  The communities came together over the issue of protecting and bringing out leadership protocols for the sacred site of Manitou Api.

The communities decided to build the spirit of unity and nationhood by initiating monthly gatherings to share teachings, hosted by a different community each time, around each new moon, in their local lodges and community centres.

With the help of Knowledge Holders, who shared the very old language,  the communities named this process Mide Aniicinabe Akiing (pronounced Mi-day Anee-ci-na-bay A-keeng), which means “Kind-Hearted People of the Land”.

The first Mide Aniicinabe Aki Gathering will take place at Turtle Lodge on November 27, from 10 am to 6 pm.  All are welcome!  Youth are encouraged to attend and participate!  Please bring a dish to share.

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ANNOUNCING:  A GATHERING OF
MIDE ANIICINABE AKIING

“Kind-Hearted People of the Land”

WHERE:  Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba.  Directions here.

WHEN:     Sunday November 27, 2016 from 10 am to 6 pm

WHAT:     Teachings will be shared on our way of life, as we strengthen our nationhood together.

BRING:    Bring Youth!  Please bring a food dish to share for the Potluck!

Contact turtlelodge@mts.net for more info.

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Mide Aniicinabe Akiing is supported by representatives from:

Shoal Lake 40 F.N.                    Lake Manitoba F.N.
Black River F.N.                         Sandy Bay F.N.
Hollow Water F.N.                    Henvey Inlet F.N.
Sagkeeng F.N.                           Membertou F.N.
Fisher River F.N.                        Peguis F.N.
Rat Portage F.N.                        Eagle Lake F.N.
Brokenhead Ojibway Nation  Peruvian Amazon
Ojibways of Onigamig F.N.      Giigewigamig First Nation Health Authority
Fairford F.N.                               First Nations Health & Social Secretariat of Manitoba

 

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