Indigenous Elders’ Resolution Passed for a National Day of Prayer August 6

PHOTO:  AFN Regional Chief Isadore Day, who chairs the Chiefs Committee on Health, shakes hands with Dave Courchene at the Chiefs meeting in Ottawa on June 29. SPEAKING FOR PEACE… […]

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Anger and Indifference on Lake Winnipeg – By Mark Mann, The Walrus

Dave Courchene, a ­prominent Anishinaabe elder, doesn’t believe that meaningful change will come only from the top. “Until we find the way to have a much more sacred relationship with […]

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Reigniting the flame and spirit to begin the Canada Summer Games

Click link above for full story (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS – June 26, 2017) On June 21, the Canada Summer Games host society and First Nations members of Treaty 1 and […]

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Elder Dave Courchene challenges signatories to Winnipeg Indigenous Accord

At the signing of the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord on June 20th, 2017 at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Elder Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man) closed the […]

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Sacred Fire Ceremony at Manitou Api sacred site held for Canada Games Torch Lighting (CTV NEWS – Click link)

Click link above for full story and news video. Josh Crabb, Reporter @JoshRCrabb Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:38PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:20PM CST   The […]

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Lighting the torch, 50 years later – Continuing the story of the Frontrunners

Click link above for full story (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS – June 21, 2017). Fifty years after 10 indigenous teens ran 800 kilometres only to have their glory stripped from them […]

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Highlighting Indigenous Youth Leaders at the Canada Games

As Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers from the Turtle Lodge, we were invited by the Canada Games Host Society to offer an Indigenous perspective to the 50th Anniversary Canada Games.  […]

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Onjisay Aki (“Our Changing Earth”) International Climate Summit – Turtle Lodge, June 8-10, 2017

Onjisay Aki (“Our Changing Earth”) International Climate Summit Hosted by the First Peoples Turtle Lodge June 8-10, 2017 “The earth is changing, and so must we.” MEDIA RELEASE June 6, […]

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