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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Opening Remarks by Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Dave Courchene) at Annual Convention of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Gala Evening of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, 19th Annual Convention  Opening Remarks by Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) Manitoba Room, Keystone Centre Brandon Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Dave offered the following remarks before mayors, town councils, MLAs and other invited guests from the province of Manitoba. I want to […]

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An Elder’s Message to the Youth

An Elder’s Message to the Youth In November 2017, Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man), Founder of Turtle Lodge, was invited to do a keynote at the FNCCEC (First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres) Cultural Expo 2017 at Ottawa City Hall in front of hundreds of school children, as well as speak to […]

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Dave Courchene’s Opening Blessing at Winnipeg Foundation’s 9th Annual Legacy Circle Reception – October 26, 2017

OPENING BLESSING BY DAVE COURCHENE (NII GAANI AKI ININI – LEADING EARTH MAN) WINNIPEG FOUNDATION 9TH ANNUAL LEGACY CIRCLE RECEPTION RBC CONVENTION CENTRE, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA OCTOBER 26, 2017 Boozhoo Aniin Dinay Maginitook Nii Gaani Aki Inini n’Dizinikaz Kinew Dodem I want to begin by offering words of humility and gratitude to the Great Spirit and to […]

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