Founder of Turtle Lodge opens G8 World Religions Summit

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Anishnabe elder and spiritual leader Dave Courchene will open the G8 World Religions Summit with a message of peace, prayer and a call to action.  The summit, attended by nearly 100 world religious leaders, is being held from June 21 to 23 at the University of Winnipeg.             Courchene, also known as […]

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BP spill symbolizes humanity’s failure to respect the planet

Please read more about my thoughts on the Oil Spill in the Winnipeg Free Press. Spiritual leader says BP spill symbolizes humanity’s failure to respect the planetWinnipeg Free Press – ONLINE EDITION WINNIPEG–The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico symbolizes humanity’s failure to respect the planet, an Anishnabe spiritual leader says. Dave Courchene, […]

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The Great Turning Film: David Courchene on Vision Quests

http://www.TheGreatTurningFilm.org – In this film clip, David Courchene speaks about knowing one’s life purpose and harnessing the energy and passion among young people for the change that’s needed in today’s world.

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Canada’s First Nations Leader Reaches Out to Muslims

Canada’s First Nations Leader Reaches Out to Muslims(June 23, 2009) – One of Canada’s First Nations Elders and spiritual leaders, Dave Courchene Jr from the Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan, met with Imams and Muslim leaders in Toronto last Friday seeking to establish a relationship with Canada’s Muslims and to work for restoring sacredness in people’s […]

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The 8th Fire Gathering 2008

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLNfVGCvGM0&feature=related[/tube] On September 12-14, 2008, Sacred Earth Network organized an event in northern Massachusetts. They brought together Native American elders and local sustainability enthusiasts to discuss how to go forward, in a good way, for the Earth and for the children. The ‘Eighth Fire’ is a term that arose from the teachings of the Seven […]

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Whiteshell petroforms native treasure

Whiteshell petroforms native treasureBANNOCK POINT — The largest and perhaps oldest aboriginal petroforms in North America sit in the heart of Whiteshell Provincial Park. Yet, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single aboriginal person within 100 kilometres of that site on any given summer day, when some 3,000 cottage owners have the run of the […]

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Interview for Austin Daze

Here’s an interview I did for Austin Daze Newspaper: ELDER DAVE COURCHENE JR. | Austin DazeAUSTIN DAZE: We would like to know, what is the most important and meaningful message you could offer all of us living in these times? ELDER DAVE COURCHENE JR: I think one of the biggest struggles that we have as […]

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Keeping the Faith

Here I am talking about our spirituality in the Winnipeg Free Press. Keeping the faithSAGKEENG — When Dave Courchene Jr. travelled to South Korea this fall, he envied one aspect of that country’s health care system. “They give equal support and recognition to oriental medicine that they would to western medicine,” he says. via Winnipegfreepress

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