• Mino-Pi-Matisi-Win
    Mino-Pi-Matisi-Win
    Mino-Pi-Matisi-Win is a belief system of Indigenous people. It's promotion is the goal of the Turtle Lodge.
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  • Seven Sacred Laws
    Seven Sacred Laws
    The Seven Sacred Laws are important teachings in Indigenous culture that honour spiritual law and bring us back to our connection to the land.
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  • Journey of the Human Spirit
    Journey of the Human Spirit
    It all starts with a special blue light from the heavens that enters a mother’s womb.
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  • Abinooji Kagekwewin
    Abinooji Kagekwewin
    Education and teachings that are given by Mother Earth, Grandmothers, Mothers, and women; for the children, that last forever.
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  • Makoose Ka Win
    Makoose Ka Win
    Makoose Ka Win are rites of passage that are conducted each spring at the Turtle Lodge by the Grandmothers, who provide teachings of how to honour and carry oneself as a Woman.
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  • Vision Quest
    Vision Quest
    The Vision Quest is a rite of passage conducted each spring that enables men and boys to transition from one life stage to the next with purpose and meaning.
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  • Mino-Pi-Matisi-Win
  • Seven Sacred Laws
  • Journey of the Human Spirit
  • Abinooji Kagekwewin
  • Makoose Ka Win
  • Vision Quest

A Gathering of the Wisdom Keepers of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

A spiritual gathering of Elders, Oral historians, Bundle carriers and Traditional knowledge keepers of our First Nations gathered near the Turtle Lodge on Sagkeeng First Nation in Southern Manitoba. The Elders said that the discussion had to be held in a sacred place, on the land, and in a forum that honours our traditional ways and protocols. […]

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Oshkopimatizeek Youth Mentorship Gathering

The Turtle Lodge made a call to Young People of all cultures in hope that they will listen and be responsive to the knowledge and wisdom of the Indigenous Elders in this special 4-day gathering of ceremony, sharing, teachings and discussion, following traditional protocols, which ended on the night of the Winter Solstice with staying […]

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Celebration of Giving (2010)

What is the Celebration of Giving? The Turtle Lodge has initiated an annual event that celebrates the important act of giving to the community.  This event is called A Celebration of Giving. Every year, on the day before American Thanksgiving, people are encouraged to experience fasting for one day, and to Give themselves in Service […]

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Summary of the Second International Roundtable Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the invitation of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, in response to a vision by his wife Elizabeth Kucinich, the Second International Roundtable Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge was held from September 7-8, 2010 at the US Capitol Building. Native North American Elders and representatives from different cultures gathered from Canada and the USA as […]

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Summary of the First International Roundtable Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge

Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba, Canada May 14-17, 2010 From May 14-17, 2010, the Turtle Lodge organized, led and hosted the first International Roundtable Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge, near the geographical center of the continent on the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. This gathering was supported by the Paa Ba Ma Sa Gay […]

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Celebration of Giving (2009)

An event between the Turtle Lodge & the Muslim Community of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Beginning with a visit by Anishnabe Elder and spiritual leader Dave Courchene (Neeghani Aki Innini) to the Islamic Institute of Toronto in June 19, 2009, the Celebration of Giving was initiated by the Turtle Lodge and supported by Toronto […]

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