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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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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