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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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Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Manito-Debiki Giizoons – Little Spirit Moon, December 13, 2016

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Manito-Debiki Giizoons – Little Spirit Moon, December 13, 2016 Ogokiinooniiwen-Thirteen Moons Anishnabe peoples follow the 13 Moons in determining on how to live and maintain Life. Living a balanced Life is about being aligned with Nature, adhering to Ancient Laws and abiding by Natural […]

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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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Nii Gaani Aki Inini - Knowledge Holder Dave Courchene - delivers a message about Elders as Peacemakers.

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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Protected: Onjisay Aki Diary 1 of 2: Getting Ready for the Onjisay Aki Youth Climate Summit Led by the First Peoples

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Onjisay Aki Youth Statement – Turtle Lodge, September 19, 2016

ONJISAY AKI YOUTH STATEMENT PRESENTED AT ONJISAY AKI YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT LED BY THE FIRST PEOPLES TURTLE LODGE, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 Listen to Zara Contin deliver Onjisay Aki Youth Statement.   Print Onjisay Aki Youth Statement Here. “We are grateful to be on the land today.  We are very grateful to the Turtle Lodge and […]

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Dave Courchene Keynote: Indigenous Food Sovereignty Summit 2016, CanadInns Club Regent Winnipeg, June 22, 2016

INDIGENOUS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY SUMMIT 2016 — NATION-TO-NATION DIALOGUE KEYNOTE – JUNE 22, 2016 NII GAANI AKI ININI (LEADING EARTH MAN) CANADINNS CLUB REGENT I sat by the river, looking through the trees, listening to the birds sing, the crows calling, and asked the spirit, “What can I say about food sovereignty…?” The crows called even […]

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“The Spirit of Nationhood” – Keynote Address by Dave Courchene at “Notions of Nationhood” Tea & Bannock Dialogues, February 10, 2016

THE SPIRIT OF NATIONHOOD Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man), Anishinabe Nation, Eagle Clan KEYNOTE ADDRESS “Notions of Nationhood” ~ Tea & Bannock Dialogues February 10, 2016, Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Dave Courchene) Keynote Address at 38:10 to 1:31:00 Boozhoo, Aniin! Dinay Makinitook! (Introduction in the language.) […]

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The Great Binding Law (Statement of Manitoba Elders)

Ogichi Tibakonigaywin, Kihche’othasowewin, Tako Wakan:              The Great Binding Law               Written at Turtle Lodge By Oshoshko Bineshiikwe – Blue Thunderbird Woman, Osawa Aki Ikwe (Florence Paynter); Zoongi Gabowi Ozawa Kinew Ikwe – Strong Standing Golden Eagle Woman (Mary Maytwayashing); Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene); Giizih-Inini – (Dr. Harry Bone); Zhonga-giizhing […]

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