Opening the 2017 Canada Games – Turtle Lodge

  CANADA GAMES OPENING CEREMONY – REMARKS BY THE ELDERS Boozhoo Aniin, Dinay maginitook! Nii Gaani Aki Inini N’Dizhnikaaz, Kinew Dodem. Today we are gathered at the centre of the continent we call Turtle Island. I would like to begin by offering words of humility and gratitude to the Great Spirit, and to Mide Aki – […]

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Opening Prayer and Welcome – Canada Games Welcome Reception at CMHR

Opening Remarks by Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man) – Dave Courchene, July 27, 2017 Nii Gaani Aki Inini offered a prayer and made Opening Remarks at the Canada Games Welcome Reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on July 27, 2017.  He began his remarks by introducing himself and offering a prayer […]

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National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to Sagkeeng

Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre opens its doors to welcome grieving families MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 27, 2017 Photo | CBC SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, MANITOBA — July 25 marked the inaugural first day that the Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre, located inside the Pine Falls Health Complex in Manitoba, was used by First Nation […]

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Listening to Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers on Climate Change

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 25, 2017 SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, MANITOBA — Canadian minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Manitoba minister of Sustainable Development, Cathy Cox, attended the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba on Monday, to hear from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers on solutions to climate change. […]

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Indigenous Knowledge Keepers & International Climate Leaders Release Climate Calls to Action

  Click to download and print Onjisay Aki International Climate Calls to Action Summit Website Become a Partner

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A Gift from the First Peoples: The Sacred Fire and a legacy of values for Manitoba and the Canada Games

                                 

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Indigenous Elders’ Resolution Passed for a National Day of Prayer August 6

PHOTO:  AFN Regional Chief Isadore Day, who chairs the Chiefs Committee on Health, shakes hands with Dave Courchene at the Chiefs meeting in Ottawa on June 29. SPEAKING FOR PEACE… Elder Dave Courchene from the Turtle Lodge was selected by a National Council of Elders to represent them as holder of a recently commissioned Sacred […]

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Anger and Indifference on Lake Winnipeg – By Mark Mann, The Walrus

Dave Courchene, a ­prominent Anishinaabe elder, doesn’t believe that meaningful change will come only from the top. “Until we find the way to have a much more sacred relationship with the land,” he says, “we’re going to continue down this path of destroying the future for our own children.” On the day we met, he […]

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