Indigenous Knowledge Keepers & International Climate Leaders Release 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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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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Reigniting the flame and spirit to begin the Canada Summer Games

Click link above for full story (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS – June 26, 2017) On June 21, the Canada Summer Games host society and First Nations members of Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 and the Manitoba Métis Federation held water and fire ceremonies at the Bannock Point Petroforms in Whiteshell Provincial Park. Eight Indigenous youth carried […]

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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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Lighting the torch, 50 years later – Continuing the story of the Frontrunners

Click link above for full story (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS – June 21, 2017). Fifty years after 10 indigenous teens ran 800 kilometres only to have their glory stripped from them at the finish line, one returned to Winnipeg Wednesday to complete the journey. On National Aboriginal Day, Dave Courchene lit the Centennial Torch as a […]

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Highlighting Indigenous Youth Leaders at the Canada Games

As Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers from the Turtle Lodge, we were invited by the Canada Games Host Society to offer an Indigenous perspective to the 50th Anniversary Canada Games.  We acknowledge the Canada Games Host Society for taking a leadership role in respecting territorial and cultural protocols when holding an event on our territory.  […]

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Onjisay Aki (“Our Changing Earth”) International Climate Summit – Turtle Lodge, June 8-10, 2017

Onjisay Aki (“Our Changing Earth”) International Climate Summit Hosted by the First Peoples Turtle Lodge June 8-10, 2017 “The earth is changing, and so must we.” MEDIA RELEASE June 6, 2017 Sagkeeng First Nation, MB – Between June 8 and 10, First Nation Elders will be bringing Indigenous knowledge to the forefront with other climate […]

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