Indigenous Knowledge Keepers & International Climate Leaders Release Calls to Action

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A Gift from the First Peoples: The Sacred Fire and a legacy of values for Manitoba and the Canada Games

                                 

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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… Elder Dave Courchene from the Turtle Lodge was selected by a National Council of Elders to represent them as holder of a recently commissioned Sacred […]

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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 the land,” he says, “we’re going to continue down this path of destroying the future for our own children.” On the day we met, he […]

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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 historic signing with a prayer and a call to action: “Today I challenge all those who have signed on to the Accord, to come back […]

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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 flame which will be carried around the province and into northwestern Ontario as part of the Canada Summer Games torch relay is now burning. A […]

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“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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