A Journey from the Mind to the Heart: Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Scientists Build an Alliance at Turtle Lodge

BY TURTLE LODGE STAFF Original Article published in Cultural Survival “The longest journey we will ever make as human beings is the journey from the mind to the heart,” said Indigenous knowledge keeper, Chief Darrell Bob of the St’at’imc Nation, as he challenged top North American scientists to step outside of their academic framework and enter into […]

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Turtle Lodge Declaration (Ratified at Gathering of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Scientists, September 2017)

The Turtle Lodge Declaration was written at the Gathering of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Scientists at Turtle Lodge from September 9 to 12, 2017, led by Knowledge Keeper Chair Dave Courchene, Scientist Chair David Suzuki and Scientia Chair, Miles Richardson.  It was originally signed by all speakers on the Roundtable, as well as official observers […]

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Praying together: Day of reflection’s goal is to bring healing to Indigenous peoples

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/praying-together-438666603.html By: Brenda Suderman Posted: 08/5/2017 4:00 AM Sunday morning, whatever your religious affiliation or spiritual practice, consider saying a prayer for the health and healing of Canada’s Indigenous people. “I would have to say if the Indigenous people in the country are not well, Canada is not well,” says Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day of […]

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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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National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to Sagkeeng

Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre opens its doors to welcome grieving families MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 27, 2017 Photo | CBC SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, MANITOBA — July 25 marked the inaugural first day that the Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre, located inside the Pine Falls Health Complex in Manitoba, was used by First Nation […]

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Listening to Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers on Climate Change

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 25, 2017 SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, MANITOBA — Canadian minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Manitoba minister of Sustainable Development, Cathy Cox, attended the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba on Monday, to hear from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers on solutions to climate change. […]

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Indigenous Knowledge Keepers & International Climate Leaders Release Climate Calls to Action

  Click to download and print Onjisay Aki International Climate Calls to Action Summit Website Become a Partner

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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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