Dave Courchene

Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene), Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan

Turtle Lodge Founder and Knowledge Keeper

Dave Courchene – Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man) has travelled internationally, carrying a message of hope and peace.  Dave shares the ancient knowledge of the Original People of Turtle Island, that he believes can act as the foundation in supporting the New Life that Mother Earth is now entering, and that the Elders […]

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Oshoshoko Bineshiikwe – Blue Thunderbird Woman, Osawa Aki Ikwe (Florence Paynter)

Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonial Leader

“We have to stand up for Mother Earth and give her voice. She is one of our entities which continues to support us and provide all its resources to us.” Knowledge Keeper Florence Paynter Knowledge Keeper Florence Paynter is from Sandy Bay First Nation and a band member of Norway House Cree Nation. She is […]

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Giizih Inini (Dr. Harry Bone)

Knowledge Keeper

Knowledge Keeper Harry Bone is from the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation.  Knowledge Keeper Bone has worked tirelessly throughout his life to bolster Indigenous rights. He has served extensive terms in many fulfilling roles such as Chief and Director of Education. He also served as a CEO at the West Region Tribal Council,  a Director of the […]

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