Readings on Traditional Knowledge and Science

These readings have been provided by and for Knowledge Keepers and Scientists in preparation for the Gathering of Knowledge Keepers and Scientists, taking place at the Turtle Lodge on September 9-12, 2017. The Great Binding Law Onjisay Aki Calls to Action on Climate David Suzuki Foundation’s Declaration of Independence Staying the Course Best of Two […]

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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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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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Giigewigamig First Nation Health Authority honoured by Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority CEO’s Award for Community Leadership

Elder Burma Bushie stands in front of the Star Blanket that was awarded to her by Ron Van Denakker, CEO of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority on October 6, 2016. * The Giigewigamig First Nation Regional Health Authority was honoured last fall by the Interlake-Eastern RHA as the recipient of the CEO’s award for community […]

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Erica Daniels Film Screening of “Mikinakay – Trail of the Turtle” – Saturday April 8 at The Fort Garry

  A truly beautiful evening of film, featuring Cree director Erica Daniels’ Mikinakay – Trail of the Turtle, took place Saturday evening at The Fort Garry Hotel. Click here for Film trailer. The film contains a very special message for the youth.  It highlights the importance of rites of passage for youth entering adulthood – […]

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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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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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