“A Time to Change” – A Presentation on Behalf of the Giigewigamig Elders Council and Traditional Healing Centre

“A Time to Change” PRESENTATION BY ELDER DAVE COURCHENE (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man) On Behalf of Giigewigamig Elders’ Council and Traditional Healing Centre 2017 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT & PATIENT SAFETY CONFERENCE – INTERLAKE-EASTERN HEALTH AUTHORITY Canad Inns Polo Park April 23, 2017 As a newly formed initiative that we refer to as […]

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With all eyes on them, Sagkeeng First Nation mourns – WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, April 28, 2017

SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — It’s a cold day for a vigil. The smoke from the sacred fire is sweet and thick but the wind that chases it is bitter, so the women tending the flames wear thick pants under ceremonial skirts. Yet it is peaceful here, on the hem of the highway, just beside […]

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Film ‘Our Tomorrows, Today: Wahbung 1971’ Premieres in Winnipeg March 30, 2017

OUR TOMORROWS, TODAY: WAHBUNG 1971 A vision for self-determination.   WINNIPEG, MARCH 30, 2017 — The world premiere of the film “Our Tomorrows, Today: Wahbung 1971” (Produced by MFNERC: Nicole Magne and David Robertson) took place at the Eckhardt Gramatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg.  A number of witnesses to and writers of the original Wahbung 1971 […]

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Sagkeeng’s missing and murdered Indigenous women honoured with ceremony at Turtle Lodge – March 29, 2017

TURTLE LODGE, SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, MANITOBA — Community members gathered with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from Sagkeeng First Nation on Wednesday March 29, 2017, to honour those who were lost with a traditional ceremony.  A special starblanket – commissioned and shared in their honour – will reside permanently at […]

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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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