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Nii Gaani Aki Inini Presentation: “Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood” – Turtle Lodge, October 17, 2016

  STRENGTHENING THE SPIRIT OF NATIONHOOD Presentation by Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) Shared at the Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood Gathering Turtle Lodge, October 17, 2016 In today’s reality, we strive to bring back a way of life our ancestors enjoyed before the arrival of the newcomers. Within a […]

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Sharing Indigenous Knowledge on Survival in Times of Climate Change: Turtle Lodge, November 18, 2016

This week at Turtle Lodge, Manitoba Elders and Knowledge Holders gathered to share Indigenous knowledge on survival in times of climate change. At the invitation of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Manitoba Elders and Knowledge Keepers conducted this important and historic event Friday November 18, 2016 at Turtle Lodge, with many senior level politicians, academics, […]

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Nii Gaani Aki Inini - Knowledge Holder Dave Courchene - delivers a message about Elders as Peacemakers.

Elders and Knowledge Holders Are the Peacemakers of our Motherland: Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene), Turtle Lodge, November 18, 2016

Sharing Indigenous Knowledge on Survival in Times of Climate Change Turtle Lodge, November 18, 2016 Presentation by Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) Click here for pdf version for printing. Boozhoo! Dinaymaginatook (We are all related)! Elders and Knowledge Holders – The Peacemakers of our Motherland As the Elders and Knowledge […]

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The Story of the Eagle and the Chicken – Shared by Knowledge Keeper David Courchene III

The Story of the Eagle and the Chicken As Told by Knowledge Keeper David Courchene III (Anishinabe Nation) at the Onjisay Aki Youth Climate Summit:   Turtle Lodge, September 16, 2016 David learned this story from Colin Wesaw.   David Courchene III (Painted Sky Man) is from the Eagle Clan and resides on Turtle Island, […]

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Onjisay Aki Youth Statement – Turtle Lodge, September 19, 2016

ONJISAY AKI YOUTH STATEMENT PRESENTED AT ONJISAY AKI YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT LED BY THE FIRST PEOPLES TURTLE LODGE, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 Listen to Zara Contin deliver Onjisay Aki Youth Statement.   Print Onjisay Aki Youth Statement Here. “We are grateful to be on the land today.  We are very grateful to the Turtle Lodge and […]

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Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Dave Courchene) Presentation at Treaties 1-11 Gathering at Brandon, Manitoba – August 30, 2016

Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Dave Courchene) Recorded Presentation (Audio and Video [begins at 1:50]):     Boozhoo, Aniin, Dinaymakinatook! Nii Gaani Aki Inini Ndishnikaaz, Kinew Nindoodem, Sagkeeng Nindoonjibaa. (Anishnabemowin language being spoken) Our allegiance has always been with the land. This must not change. We must not be drawn into a world that supports man’s […]

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National Reconciliation Gathering – Opening Remarks by Nii Gaani Aki Inini, March 11, 2016

Waneek Horn Miller and Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man – Dave Courchene).  Photo Courtesy: Joseph Peace, Reconciliation Canada NATIONAL RECONCILIATION GATHERING UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA OPENING REMARKS DAVE COURCHENE – NII GAANI AKI ININI (LEADING EARTH MAN) – ANISHINABE NATION, EAGLE CLAN FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2016 Boozhoo… Dinay Maginitook… As the Original Peoples of […]

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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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Making History: An Establishment of Leadership in Our Homeland as Original Peoples – Ogimakamik – June 1-5, 2015

The child is a gift.  How we respect and treat that gift of all children is the most important part of our duties and responsibilities as parents and leaders. OGIMAKAMIK LEADERSHIP GATHERING JUNE 1-5, 2015 More than 500 First Nation and Tribal people representing the original free and independent Nations from across North America gathered […]

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L to R - Councillor Furlon Barker (Hollow Water), Councillor Rhonda Abraham (Black River), Chief Frank Abraham (Black River), Mayor Bev Dube (Pine Falls), Elder Ernest McPherson (Black River), Ron Van Denakker (CEO, IERHA), Minister of Health Sharon Blady (Manitoba), Chief Derrick Henderson (Sagkeeng), Kookum Aldeen Mason (Sagkeeng), Elder Dave Courchene (Sagkeeng)

Celebration of Giigewigamig (KEE-GAY-GAH-MIK) – Traditional Healing Centre at Pine Falls, June 22, 2015

Sagkeeng Traditional Territory – Earlier today Community Members, Elders and Elected Leadership gathered at the Sunova Arena in Pine Falls to celebrate the new Traditional Healing Centre being constructed at the Pine Falls Hospital. Community, RHA Board Members, Deputy Minister of Health Avis Gray, and Media witnessed a Pipe ceremony and sacred songs sung on […]

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