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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Zuguswediwin “Lifting the Pipe” Declaration of Commitment of the Original Nations and Peoples of Great Turtle Island

Elders across North and South America ceremonially ratify Zuguswediwin “Lifting the Pipe” Declaration of Commitment of the Original Nations and Peoples of Great Turtle Island, and select Turtle Lodge as their “House of Knowledge” July 26, 2018 TURTLE LODGE, Sagkeeng First Nation, Anishinabe Territory – Respected Traditional Elders from Nations across Great Turtle Island (North […]

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3 Young men humble themselves for a vision for the people

Earlier this week, three young men answered the call made by Elders from six Manitoba First Nations. Their mission – to fast for four days at the sacred site of Manitou Api to seek direction on a way forward, on behalf of the people, from the Spirit and the land. This mission also represented the […]

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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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Canadian Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan to visit Turtle Lodge

Canadian Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan (left), accepts an invitation to Turtle Lodge, extended by Turtle Lodge Knowledge Keepers Mary Maytwayashing and Dave Courchene, in Winnipeg on October 11. Canadian Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan to visit Turtle Lodge DISCUSSIONS WILL INCLUDE ANCESTRAL SCHOOLS OF KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE INDIGENOUS LAND-BASED SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE MEDIA RELEASE DECEMBER 7, 2017 SAGKEENG […]

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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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