May 10, 2017

Vision Quest Rites of Passage for Boys – (Begin at Turtle Lodge May 10) – *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE* – Changed to Ogijida Ceremony (Warrior Dance) May 10 to 13, 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Due to a dream received by one of our Elders, instead of going into the Vision Quest, this year the boys and men are being invited into the Ogijida Ceremony (Warrior Dance), taking place May 10-13 at the Turtle Lodge.  Dancers may fast.  Dancing/ceremony each evening from 7 pm till 11 or 12 […]

April 11, 2017

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Maango-Debiki Giizis – Loon Moon, Tuesday April 11, 2017

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Maango-Debiki Giizis – Loon Moon, April 11, 2017 Location At the Turtle Lodge in the Sagkeeng First Nation in southeastern Manitoba: a place built from a vision, with volunteer assistance and which is completely independent from outside organizations, associations and funding. Camping is available […]

April 8, 2017

Join us for an Exciting Evening of Film – April 8, 2017 at The Fort Garry!

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge An Evening of Film in Support of the Turtle Lodge The Fort Garry | Provencher Ballroom | Winnipeg, Manitoba April 8, 2017 at 6 pm MIKINAKAY – TRAIL OF THE TURTLE A FILM BY ERICA DANIELS | RUN TIME: 30 MIN | NOMINATED: 2017 GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD AT YORKTON FILM […]

March 12, 2017

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Aandego-Debiki Giizis – Crow Moon, Sunday March 12, 2017

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Aandego-Debiki Giizis – Crow Moon, March 12, 2017 Location At the Turtle Lodge in the Sagkeeng First Nation in southeastern Manitoba: a place built from a vision, with volunteer assistance and which is completely independent from outside organizations, associations and funding. Camping is available […]

February 15, 2017

Unveiling the Sacred Pipe – February 15 to 16, 2017 at Turtle Lodge

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Unveiling the Sacred Pipe – Turtle Lodge, February 15-16, 2017 A pipe that unites the people A pipe that bridges the young people with the elders Bringing back our way of life Agenda Day 1 – February 15, 2017 Arrival at 9 am Begins at 9:30 am Morning The Sacred […]

February 10, 2017

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Makwa-Debiki Giizis – Bear Moon, Friday February 10, 2017

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Makwa-Debiki Giizis – Bear Moon, February 10, 2017 Location At the Turtle Lodge in the Sagkeeng First Nation in southeastern Manitoba: a place built from a vision, with volunteer assistance and which is completely independent from outside organizations, associations and funding. Camping is available […]

February 3, 2017

Windigokon Ceremony – February 3 & 4, 2017

Location:  Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba.  Directions here. Dates:  February 3 & 4, 2017, Starts at 6 pm each evening Potluck Feasts:  February 3, 4 (evenings) People coming to ceremonies are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements, bring a donation for the lodgekeepers and a food dish to share at the Potluck Feasts, their […]

January 12, 2017

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Gitchi Nokoomis Debiki Giizis – Great Grandmother Moon, Thursday January 12, 2017

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Gitchi Nokoomis Debiki Giizis – Great Grandmother Moon, January 12, 2017 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 […]

December 20, 2016

A Call to the Nation by Elders from the Four Directions to Light the Sacred Fires of Prayer for the Youth: Winter Solstice — December 21, 2016

A Call to the Nation by Elders from the Four Directions to Light the Sacred Fires of Prayer for the Youth Winter Solstice (Longest Night of the Year) December 20-21, 2016 WELCOMING THE NEW SUN Light the Sacred Fire in your Home Community at Sunrise December 21, 2016 On November 24-25th, 2016, a group of […]

December 20, 2016

Winter Solstice Ceremony and Sweat Lodge – Turtle Lodge, December 20-21, 2016

Lighting the Sacred Fires of Prayer for the Youth Winter Solstice (Longest Night of the Year) December 20-21, 2016 WELCOMING THE NEW SUN Join us at Turtle Lodge for our Winter Solstice Ceremonies beginning December 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm Sweat Lodge at 8 pm at the Sagkeeng Health Centre (new building) – Directions below* […]

December 13, 2016

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Manito-Debiki Giizoons – Little Spirit Moon, Tuesday 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 […]

November 27, 2016

A Gathering of Mide Aniicinabe Akiing (Kind-Hearted People of the Land): Turtle Lodge, Sunday November 27, 2016

ANNOUNCING:  A GATHERING OF MIDE ANIICINABE AKIING “Kind-Hearted People of the Land” WHERE:  Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba.  Directions here. WHEN:     Sunday November 27, 2016 from 10 am to 6 pm WHAT:     Teachings will be shared on our way of life, as we strengthen our nationhood together. BRING:    Youth encouraged to attend!  Please bring […]

November 18, 2016

A Public Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Event – Sharing Indigenous Knowledge on Survival in Times of Climate Change: Turtle Lodge, November 18, 2016

Download Poster Here for Printing Media Release Invitation from The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Date November 18, 2016, 9:30 to 4 pm Location Turtle Lodge (Sagkeeng, Manitoba), 47071-F Hwy 11, Fort Alexander (1 hour north of the City of Winnipeg) Directions and Accommodation Info Click Here. Registration There is no need to register – simply […]

November 14, 2016

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Gashkadin-Debiki Giizis – Freezing Moon, November 14, 2016

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Gashkadin-Debiki Giizis – Freezing Moon, November 14, 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 Time […]

October 17, 2016

Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood – A Gathering of Knowledge Keepers and Youth at Turtle Lodge, October 17-18, 2016

Invitation from Turtle Lodge SPIRIT – NATURE’S LAWS – MIDE AKI (MOTHER EARTH) – IDENTITY – CULTURE – MANITOU API – LANGUAGE – TURTLE ISLAND On September 23, 2016, the Turtle Lodge hosted a Working Group meeting with a number of communities represented to discuss how to take care of Manitou Api – the sacred […]

October 16, 2016

Chii By Dance (Ancestor Ceremony/Ghost Dance) – Turtle Lodge, October 16 to 19, 2016

Elder Allan White shared a dream about MMIWG, as well as boys and men who have gone missing or who were murdered, at the Onjisay-Aki Youth Climate Summit led By First Peoples at Turtle Lodge September 16-19, 2016. The Elders have called for a special ceremony to honour the spirits that have been lost and […]

October 15, 2016

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Binaakwe-Debiki Giizis – Falling Leaves Moon, October 15, 2016

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Binaakwe-Debiki Giizis – Falling Leaves Moon, October 15, 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 […]

September 16, 2016

Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge: Waatebagaawe-Debiki Giizis – Leaves of Colour Moon, September 16, 2016

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Full Moon Ceremony at Turtle Lodge:  Waatebagaawe-Debiki Giizis- Leaves of Color Moon, September 16, 2016 This Full Moon Ceremony will correspond with the Onjisay-Aki Youth Climate Summit and the 11th Annual Igniting the Fire Gathering, taking place September 16-19 at Turtle Lodge. Ogokiinooniiwen-Thirteen Moons Anishnabe peoples follow the 13 Moons […]

September 16, 2016

11th Annual Igniting the Fire Gathering (Focus: ONJISAY AKI) – Turtle Lodge and Manitou Api, September 16-19, 2016

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge 11th Annual Igniting the Fire Gathering ONJISAY AKI – “THE EARTH IS CHANGING” Click here for details. The Youth will come together with the Knowledge Keepers of our Nations to discuss issues of Climate Change. What is Onjisay-Aki? What is the Igniting the Fire Gathering? The Turtle Lodge is responsible […]

September 16, 2016

Onjisay-Aki Youth Climate Summit – Turtle Lodge, September 16-19, 2016 (Camp Day Sept 15)

Invitation from the Turtle Lodge Onjisay-Aki Youth Climate Summit As Indigenous People, the Turtle Lodge is leading a Youth Summit on Climate Change, one that connects Indigenous and non-Indigenous Youth with Knowledge Keepers, and brings out knowledge of living in balance with nature’s laws. Learn more about the Indigenous protocols and teachings on making an […]

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