Turtle Lodge participates in CBC Chat Panel “Racism and Indigenous Canadians: A Conversation”

On Tuesday, November 11,  2014, Dave Courchene and a number of other panelists were invited to join a live CBC chat panel entitled “Racism and Indigenous Canadians: A Conversation”.  The panelists responded […]

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Summer Solstice Remarks at The Forks, Winnipeg

Anishnabe Knowledge Keeper Dave Courchene made opening remarks at the Grand Entry and offered a prayer of gratitude at The Forks in Winnipeg June 21, 2014, highlighting the significance of […]

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Montreal Leadership Update

I just came back from Montreal where I had been invited to attend a really special meeting of Indigenous leaders and prominent Canadians on November 12, 2013.  The meeting was chaired […]

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A Reflection and Memories of Wahbung

Background In 1971 the position paper, Wahbung, was developed. It was during a time when a movement of resurgence was beginning; when the leaders of that time found the spirit […]

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Summer of Peace – 2013

You can listen here to the Summer of Peace panel recording of the Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle and Other Indigenous Prophecies (recorded July 2, […]

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Seizing the Opportunity to Restore a Relationship

A STATEMENT BY ELDER DAVE COURCHENE – NII GAANI AKI ININI (LEADING EARTH MAN) ANISHNABE NATION, EAGLE CLAN JANUARY 9, 2013 We are witnessing an awakening that is being influenced […]

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Opening Welcome for Winnipeg Folk Festival 2010

It gives me great honour to be given the opportunity to offer words that acknowledge Spirit. I begin by acknowledging the Higher Power of Spirit and request a blessing for […]

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Sacred Fire Ceremony – Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 8, 2010

Rediscovering the Meaning of the Sacred Fire The Sacred Fire has always been an important element of our life and our ceremonies. The Fire acts as a doorway into the […]

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