The family of the late Elder Dr. Dave Courchene wish to express their thanks and gratitude for the outpouring of support through emails, messages, phone calls, donations and kind words. As per Elder Dave’s request, his family had a private burial and he is now at rest beside his life-long partner Orianna.
We kindly ask for your understanding to allow a period of grieving for the family. Turtle Lodge gatherings and Ceremonies will be paused for this short period. Elder Dave entrusted his son David Courchene III (Sabe) with the work of the Turtle Lodge and its continued existence. Sabe has pledged to continue to help lead the Ceremonies and work of the Turtle Lodge alongside the National Turtle Lodge Council of Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Notices of future gatherings, Ceremonies and meetings will be communicated when timing is appropriate. Rest assured, we will continue the Vision.