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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 (Elder Dave Courchene) speaks at Town Hall for Environmental Law, University of Winnipeg – November 9, 2016 (View Video at 1:00:00 to 1:16:15)

Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Elder Dave Courchene) spoke November 9, 2016 to a standing ovation at the University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt Hall at a Town Hall for Environmental Law. You can view Dave’s talk from 1:00:00 to 1:16:15. The entire talk with all speakers and Q + A is available.  Click Here to view.   […]

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Onjisay Aki – The Earth is Changing and So Must We

DAVE COURCHENE (LEADING EARTH MAN) shares the meaning of Onjisay Aki. As the Original Peoples, we have lived here in our homeland for tens of thousands of years. Our Earth is changing, and so must we as People. Onjisay Aki means “a changing Earth” in our Anishinabe language. It’s also the name of a journey […]

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Onjisay Aki Youth Climate Summit Keynote by Co-Chair Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie – Sept 16, 2016

  The Onjisay Aki Youth Climate Summit led by the First Peoples took place at Turtle Lodge from September 16-19, 2016. On the eve of International Peace Day (September 21, 2016), Youth who took part in the Summit released the following Onjisay Aki Statement of Youth & Knowledge Keepers – which was spiritualized in traditional […]

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Great Binding Law to be raised with the lifting of the Totem Pole at Turtle Lodge: September 6, 2016

With events beginning this afternoon at 3 pm at The Forks, Winnipeg… Welcoming the Totem Pole to Manitoba this week to its final permanent site at Turtle Lodge, Knowledge Keepers of this territory will raise The Great Binding Law – Okichitibakonikaywin (Anishnabe), Kihche’othasowewin (Nehetho – Cree), Tako Wakan (Dakota). Elders and Knowledge Keepers were asked […]

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Official Release of Music Video & Single “Arctic Mistress” by Survivorman Les Stroud

  How many people knew that the well-known star of Survivorman – Les Stroud – is a talented singer and songwriter… Les has just released the first single and music video, Arctic Mistress, off his forthcoming album Survivorman: Mother Earth.  Other songs on this album feature Slash and the Red Shadow Singers traditional drum group […]

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Dave Courchene & Mary Maytwayashing Opening and Water Song at Canadian Association of Police Chiefs National Conference – Winnipeg, May 31, 2016

DAVE COURCHENE – NII GAANI BENEHSI-NII GAANI AKI ININI (LEADING THUNDERBIRD-LEADING EARTH MAN) OPENING PRESENTATION & MARY MAYTWAYASHING – ZOONGI GABAWI OZAWA KINEW IKWE (STRONG STANDING GOLDEN EAGLE WOMAN) WATER SONG CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE Moving Forward, Safer Futures National Conference FAIRMONT HOTEL May 30, 2016 As Indigenous Peoples, we have had to […]

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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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Directorial debut for Cree filmmaker, Erica Daniels: Mikinakay ~ Trail of the Turtle

* TURTLE ISLAND PREMIERE of Mikinakay – Trail of the Turtle, first film by new Cree Filmmaker and Youth Leader Erica Daniels, will be screening Friday March 11 at the Best Western (Airport), Winnipeg.  The film will be featured at the Mide-Aki Gala, with Keynote Speaker AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.   Tickets are available […]

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