Courchene: The Need to include Indigenous Knowledge in Discussions on Nuclear Waste Management

“The Need to include Indigenous Knowledge in Discussions on Nuclear Waste Management” By Elder Dr. David Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man) Presented at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Environmental Remediation Management (ERM) Programme Launch December 5-6, 2019 Hilton, Lac Leamy, Gatineau, Quebec As the First Peoples of our homeland, we have evolved […]

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Onjisay Aki Report on Climate Change released (November 2019)

The Final Report of the 4th Onjisay Aki Gathering of Elders, Youth & Scientists on Climate Change was released earlier this month by Turtle Lodge. Download: Final Report of the 4th Onjisay Aki Gathering of Elders, Youth & Scientists on Climate Change Chii-Miigwetch to all the Elders and Knowledge Keepers, Youth, Scientists, Government staff and […]

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Indigenous Knowledge Keepers host Ceremony of Relationship at Pinawa Nuclear Site

L to R: Jesse Courchene (Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation), Norbert Hardisty (Hollow Water First Nation), T-Dre Player (Sagkeeng), Ray Stevenson (Peguis Cree Nation), and Cody Courchene (Sagkeeng) sing ceremonial songs on the traditional drum at a ceremony at the Pinawa nuclear site on September 13. PINAWA, MANITOBA — More and more, Indigenous knowledge keepers and some […]

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Dr. Dave Courchene Presentation – Ceremony of Relationship at Pinawa Nuclear Site

Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dr. Dave Courchene) Presentation Ceremony of Relationship At Pinawa Nuclear Site Friday, September 13, 2019 As the Original People of our homeland, this ceremony that we did here today is to acknowledge our relationship with the land. We honour her forces of ensuring balance. It is also […]

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Indigenous Values on Climate Change – Dave Courchene, September 2019

INDIGENOUS VALUES ON CLIMATE CHANGE Presented by Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man) – Dave Courchene Anishinabe Nation, Eagle Clan at the One Basin One Governance (Water is Sacred) Conference Victoria Inn, Winnipeg September 18, 2019 It is said in the lodges of our people that we have reached a tipping point. Earth changes […]

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THE TURTLE LODGE: Sustainable Self-Determination in Practice (Cameron, Courchene, Ijaz and Mauro, 2019)

Published in AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 15 (1), 2019 Authors: Laura Cameron, Dave Courchene, Sabina Ijaz, Ian Mauro This article was First Published February 8, 2019 in AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.  Research Article Link to AlterNative article: https://doi.org/10.1177/1177180119828075 Print version:  Turtle-Lodge-self-determination-in-practice.pdf Published in AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous […]

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Courchene appeals for compassion at national FASD symposium

Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Dave Courchene) shared the following Opening Remarks at the National Symposium on FASD that took place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights from February 6-7, 2019: “We live in a world today, continuing to witness the suffering of so many. As humanity, we have not progressed in reflecting empathy and […]

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Youth from Four Manitoba First Nations Learn “Games, Songs and Medicines That Keep us Healthy” at Turtle Lodge

AN INITIATIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GIIGEWIGAMIG FIRST NATION HEALTH AUTHORITY, TURTLE LODGE AND NANAANDAWEWIGAMIG (FNHSSM: FIRST NATION HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECRETARIAT)       From January 18 to 20, Giigewigamig First Nation Health Authority, Turtle Lodge and Nanaandawewigamig (FNHSSM: First Nation Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba) partnered to host a youth gathering on “Games, […]

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