“A Time to Change” – A Presentation on Behalf of the Giigewigamig Elders Council and Traditional Healing Centre

“A Time to Change” PRESENTATION BY ELDER DAVE COURCHENE (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man) On Behalf of Giigewigamig Elders’ Council and Traditional Healing Centre 2017 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT & PATIENT SAFETY CONFERENCE – INTERLAKE-EASTERN HEALTH AUTHORITY Canad Inns Polo Park April 23, 2017 As a newly formed initiative that we refer to as […]

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‘Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle’ Nominated for 2017 Golden Sheaf Award at Yorkton Film Festival

  We are proud to announce that director Erica Daniels’ film Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle was nominated for a 2017 Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival in the Documentary Arts and Culture category. Congratulations Erica!!! Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle will be showing at the Fort Garry Hotel this Saturday night – […]

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Nii Gaani Aki Inini Keynote at Canadian Parks Conference 2017 – Banff Centre, March 8, 2017

Spiritual Connection to Land and Reconciliation Keynote Address:  Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man) – Dave Courchene Canadian Parks Conference 2017 The Banff Centre – March 8, 2017 Our survival depends upon each of us finding the way to live from the heart. Everything begins with spirit and this is where we must begin.  […]

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Indigenous Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers share at Special Chiefs Assembly on Climate Change & the Environment

ON NOVEMBER 30, 2016, Manitoba Indigenous  Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers shared the Great Binding Law and a strong message at the Special Chiefs Assembly on Climate Change and the Environment in Winnipeg.     As invited by Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak to lead and guide the people, Manitoba Elders and […]

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CNN at Turtle Lodge: Back to the beginning – The sweat lodge ceremony, as intended

CNN Video:  A sweat lodge gives a woman a second chance at life.

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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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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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Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Elder Dave Courchene) speaks at Town Hall for Environmental Law, University of Winnipeg – November 9, 2016 (View Video at 1:00:00 to 1:16:15)

Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Elder Dave Courchene) spoke November 9, 2016 to a standing ovation at the University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt Hall at a Town Hall for Environmental Law. You can view Dave’s talk from 1:00:00 to 1:16:15. The entire talk with all speakers and Q + A is available.  Click Here to view.   […]

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Onjisay Aki – The Earth is Changing and So Must We

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 […]

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