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CBC NEWS BLOG | A non-Indigenous reporter’s first sacred pipe ceremony

‘It was powerful because of what I witnessed,’ says CBC North’s Alyssa Mosher By Alyssa Mosher, CBC News | Posted: Mar 20, 2017 7:38 AM CT | Last Updated: Mar 20, 2017 7:38 AM CT Read CBC Story here Tents in Dettah, N.W.T., during the On the Land Summit this month. Being on the land is […]

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National sacred pipe ceremony makes Yellowknives Dene community its first stop

Pipe making 4 stops across the country, first in Dettah, N.W.T., Saturday By Alyssa Mosher, CBC News Posted: Mar 18, 2017 8:00 AM CT Last Updated: Mar 18, 2017 8:21 AM CT Click here for CBC Article Tents in Dettah, N.W.T., during the On the Land Summit this month. (Joanne Stassen/CBC) The beginning of a sacred […]

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Sacred Pipe Ceremony Promotes Healing through Cultural Revitalization

Painting by Henry Guimond, Turtle Lodge March 13, 2017, Somba K’e, Denendeh — A Sacred Pipe will be arriving in Dettah, Northwest Territories this weekend to bring spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing to the people of the North as part of a cultural revitalization movement being led by a Circle of Elders from across […]

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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 Knowledge Holders from the Four Directions Make Joint Statement in Ottawa — November 24, 2016

STATEMENT OF ELDERS AND KNOWLEDGE HOLDERS November 24, 2016 – Ottawa On November 24-25th, 2016, a group of Elders and Knowledge Holders from First Nations from all four directions from across Canada met in Ottawa to discuss First Nation health and wellness broadly, with specific focus on the Health Accord. The following statement came out […]

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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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