Mi’kmaq Creation Story – Woman of the Water

  Jane Meader, Elder, BACS & MEd, discusses the Mi’kmaq creation story and how this relates to the venerated place of women in their culture. Video Courtesy Jittoa Productions

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Tipi Tales Collection now available on Turtle Lodge YouTube!

TIPI TALES COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE ON TURTLE LODGE YOUTUBE Tipi Tales are adventures in story and song. Elizabeth, Junior, Russell and Sam play, laugh and grow together in the forest surrounding the home of their great-grandparents. Each story centers around the daily challenges faced by the cousins as they seek to understand each other and […]

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WATCH: Official Video Release – ONJISAY AKI INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CALLS TO ACTION

OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASE ONJISAY AKI INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CALLS TO ACTION The Onjisay Aki International Climate Summit took place at Turtle Lodge on June 8-10th, 2017. The Turtle Lodge is excited to release this 2-minute video highlighting the Summit and the Onjisay Aki International Climate Calls to Action. We ask corporations, governments, organizations, schools, universities, scientists, academics, and members of the public […]

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An Elder’s Message to the Youth

An Elder’s Message to the Youth In November 2017, Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man), Founder of Turtle Lodge, was invited to do a keynote at the FNCCEC (First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres) Cultural Expo 2017 at Ottawa City Hall in front of hundreds of school children, as well as speak to […]

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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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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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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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‘Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle’ Nominated for 2017 Golden Sheaf Award at Yorkton Film Festival

  We are proud to announce that director Erica Daniels’ film Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle was nominated for a 2017 Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival in the Documentary Arts and Culture category. Congratulations Erica!!! Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle will be showing at the Fort Garry Hotel this Saturday night – […]

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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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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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