Mi’kmaq Creation Story – Woman of the Water

  Jane Meader, Elder, BACS & MEd, discusses the Mi’kmaq creation story and how this relates to the venerated place of women in their culture. Video Courtesy Jittoa Productions

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Tipi Tales Collection now available on Turtle Lodge YouTube!

TIPI TALES COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE ON TURTLE LODGE YOUTUBE Tipi Tales are adventures in story and song. Elizabeth, Junior, Russell and Sam play, laugh and grow together in the forest surrounding the home of their great-grandparents. Each story centers around the daily challenges faced by the cousins as they seek to understand each other and […]

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WATCH: Official Video Release – ONJISAY AKI INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CALLS TO ACTION

OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASE ONJISAY AKI INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CALLS TO ACTION The Onjisay Aki International Climate Summit took place at Turtle Lodge on June 8-10th, 2017. The Turtle Lodge is excited to release this 2-minute video highlighting the Summit and the Onjisay Aki International Climate Calls to Action. We ask corporations, governments, organizations, schools, universities, scientists, academics, and members of the public […]

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Opening Remarks by Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Dave Courchene) at Annual Convention of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Gala Evening of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, 19th Annual Convention  Opening Remarks by Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) Manitoba Room, Keystone Centre Brandon Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Dave offered the following remarks before mayors, town councils, MLAs and other invited guests from the province of Manitoba. I want to […]

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An Elder’s Message to the Youth

An Elder’s Message to the Youth In November 2017, Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man), Founder of Turtle Lodge, was invited to do a keynote at the FNCCEC (First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres) Cultural Expo 2017 at Ottawa City Hall in front of hundreds of school children, as well as speak to […]

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Dave Courchene’s Opening Blessing at Winnipeg Foundation’s 9th Annual Legacy Circle Reception – October 26, 2017

OPENING BLESSING BY DAVE COURCHENE (NII GAANI AKI ININI – LEADING EARTH MAN) WINNIPEG FOUNDATION 9TH ANNUAL LEGACY CIRCLE RECEPTION RBC CONVENTION CENTRE, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA OCTOBER 26, 2017 Boozhoo Aniin Dinay Maginitook Nii Gaani Aki Inini n’Dizinikaz Kinew Dodem I want to begin by offering words of humility and gratitude to the Great Spirit and to […]

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Indigenous Knowledge Keepers share at nuclear non-proliferation conference: “Spiritual energy is more powerful than nuclear energy”

“There is something more powerful than nuclear energy. It’s the human spirit and it’s the spirit in Mother Earth herself, who will teach us and bring us back into balance. They talk about nuclear energy. I am talking a spiritual energy.” — Anishinabe Knowledge Keeper Dave Courchene, as he and Turtle Lodge Knowledge Keepers Katherine […]

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Preparing for the National Day of Prayer & Mindfulness – Reflections by Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man)

EVERY PRAYER MATTERS Reflections by Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) on the National Day of Prayer & Mindfulness As we prepare for a National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness on August 6, let us do so with the understanding that when we come together in the spirit of prayer, this […]

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Opening the 2017 Canada Games – Turtle Lodge

  CANADA GAMES OPENING CEREMONY – REMARKS BY THE ELDERS Boozhoo Aniin, Dinay maginitook! Nii Gaani Aki Inini N’Dizhnikaaz, Kinew Dodem. Today we are gathered at the centre of the continent we call Turtle Island. I would like to begin by offering words of humility and gratitude to the Great Spirit, and to Mide Aki – […]

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Opening Prayer and Welcome – Canada Games Welcome Reception at CMHR

Opening Remarks by Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man) – Dave Courchene, July 27, 2017 Nii Gaani Aki Inini offered a prayer and made Opening Remarks at the Canada Games Welcome Reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on July 27, 2017.  He began his remarks by introducing himself and offering a prayer […]

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