‘Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle’ Nominated for 2017 Golden Sheaf Award at Yorkton Film Festival

  We are proud to announce that director Erica Daniels’ film Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle was nominated for a 2017 Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival in […]

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Nii Gaani Aki Inini Keynote at Canadian Parks Conference 2017 – Banff Centre, March 8, 2017

Spiritual Connection to Land and Reconciliation Keynote Address:  Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man) – Dave Courchene Canadian Parks Conference 2017 The Banff Centre – March 8, 2017 Our […]

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Indigenous Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers share at Special Chiefs Assembly on Climate Change & the Environment

ON NOVEMBER 30, 2016, Manitoba Indigenous  Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers shared the Great Binding Law and a strong message at the Special Chiefs Assembly on Climate Change and the […]

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CNN at Turtle Lodge: Back to the beginning – The sweat lodge ceremony, as intended

CNN Video:  A sweat lodge gives a woman a second chance at life.

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Nii Gaani Aki Inini Presentation: “Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood” – Turtle Lodge, October 17, 2016

  STRENGTHENING THE SPIRIT OF NATIONHOOD Presentation by Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) Shared at the Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood Gathering Turtle Lodge, October […]

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Sharing Indigenous Knowledge on Survival in Times of Climate Change: Turtle Lodge, November 18, 2016

This week at Turtle Lodge, Manitoba Elders and Knowledge Holders gathered to share Indigenous knowledge on survival in times of climate change. At the invitation of the Assembly of Manitoba […]

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Elders and Knowledge Holders Are the Peacemakers of our Motherland: Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene), Turtle Lodge, November 18, 2016

Sharing Indigenous Knowledge on Survival in Times of Climate Change Turtle Lodge, November 18, 2016 Presentation by Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) Click here for […]

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Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Elder Dave Courchene) speaks at Town Hall for Environmental Law, University of Winnipeg – November 9, 2016 (View Video at 1:00:00 to 1:16:15)

Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Elder Dave Courchene) spoke November 9, 2016 to a standing ovation at the University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt Hall at a Town Hall for Environmental Law. You […]

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Onjisay Aki – The Earth is Changing and So Must We

DAVE COURCHENE (LEADING EARTH MAN) shares the meaning of Onjisay Aki. As the Original Peoples, we have lived here in our homeland for tens of thousands of years. Our Earth […]

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Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood through Mide Aniicinabe Akiing (Kind-Hearted People of the Land) Gatherings

  On October 17 and 18, 2016, Elder and Youth representatives from many First Nation communities met at the Turtle Lodge to discuss how to strengthen nationhood at the Strengthening […]

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