3 Young men humble themselves for a vision for the people

Earlier this week, three young men answered the call made by Elders from six Manitoba First Nations. Their mission – to fast for four days at the sacred site of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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