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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Bloodvein First Nation lights a Sacred Fire for Healing

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Indigenous Knowledge Keepers share at nuclear non-proliferation conference: “Spiritual energy is more powerful than nuclear energy”

“There is something more powerful than nuclear energy. It’s the human spirit and it’s the spirit in Mother Earth herself, who will teach us and bring us back into balance. They talk about nuclear energy. I am talking a spiritual energy.” — Anishinabe Knowledge Keeper Dave Courchene, as he and Turtle Lodge Knowledge Keepers Katherine […]

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A Journey from the Mind to the Heart: Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Scientists Build an Alliance at Turtle Lodge

BY TURTLE LODGE STAFF Original Article published in Cultural Survival “The longest journey we will ever make as human beings is the journey from the mind to the heart,” said Indigenous knowledge keeper, Chief Darrell Bob of the St’at’imc Nation, as he challenged top North American scientists to step outside of their academic framework and enter into […]

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Turtle Lodge Declaration (Ratified at Gathering of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Scientists, September 2017)

The Turtle Lodge Declaration was written at the Gathering of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Scientists at Turtle Lodge from September 9 to 12, 2017, led by Knowledge Keeper Chair Dave Courchene, Scientist Chair David Suzuki and Scientia Chair, Miles Richardson.  It was originally signed by all speakers on the Roundtable, as well as official observers […]

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Readings on Traditional Knowledge and Science

These readings have been provided by and for Knowledge Keepers and Scientists in preparation for the Gathering of Knowledge Keepers and Scientists, taking place at the Turtle Lodge on September 9-12, 2017. The Great Binding Law Onjisay Aki Calls to Action on Climate David Suzuki Foundation’s Declaration of Independence Staying the Course Best of Two […]

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