50 YEARS AFTER WAHBUNG: OUR TOMORROWS… On October 7, 2021, The Turtle Lodge Presents
|Click here to Watch the LIVE Virtual Book Launch on Thurs Oct 7 at 10 AM CT (8 AM PT, 9 AM MT, 11 AM ET, 12 PM AT)|
|On the 50th Anniversary of Wahbung: Our Tomorrows|
Thursday October 7th, 2021
The Turtle Lodge and MFNERC are Proud to Present:
50 YEARS AFTER WAHBUNG: OUR TOMORROWS
WRITTEN AT THE TURTLE LODGE by Knowledge Keepers Dr. David Courchene, Jr., Chief Harry Bone, C.M., LL.D., Florence Paynter, Philip Paynter, Chief Katherine Whitecloud, Chief Robert Maytwayashing, Mary Maytwayashing, Gordon Walker, The Late Orianna Courchene
Join us October 7th, 2021, 10 AM CT LIVE (8 AM PT, 9 AM MT, 11 AM ET, 12 PM AT) to celebrate the virtual book launch and Special Presentation of Wahbanang: The Resurgence of a People: Clearing the Path for our Survival, which shares a path for the People back to our beginning, to lead us out of the darkness.
The One hour-long Wahbanang Virtual Launch will Stream Live on Facebook Thurs Oct 7, 2021 at 10 AM CST at https://fb.me/e/1OHL5gNqw
Included in the launch is a video presentation created by The Turtle Lodge International Centre of Indigenous Education and Wellness.
Wahbanang is authored by a respected group of Knowledge Keepers, Elders and Chiefs —members of the Anishinaabe, Ininiwak (Cree), and Dakota Nations and from a collective autonomous Red Nation of Original Peoples of Great Turtle Island. Together, they sound an emergency warning and offer a blueprint forward for all peoples to stand with spiritual and natural laws.
In 1971, Manitoba’s First Nation leaders released WAHBUNG: Our Tomorrows (1971), published by the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood as their position paper in response to Trudeau’s White Paper. It continues to be an agenda for action that included First Nations’ inherent right to design and have full authority over their health, education, and child and family services systems, informed by First Nations worldviews, laws, and approaches.
The root word of “Wahbung” is “Wahbanang” – the east, where the sun rises. It refers to “Going Back to the beginning” in Anishinaabemowin.
In 2018, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Dumas passed tobacco to Elders and Knowledge Keepers at the Turtle Lodge to develop a position document for today.
Knowledge Keepers from the Anishinaabe, Dakota and Ininiwak Nations gathered numerous times at the Turtle Lodge in ceremony, and prepared this collective unified message for the people.
Please join us in this presentation.
Wahbanang will be available for purchase at: http://www.turtlelodge.org/wahbanang/