Dave Courchene - Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man)
The Turtle Lodge International Centre for Indigenous Education and Wellness is a sacred lodge of the Anishinabe Peoples, situated in Sagkeeng First Nation on the Southern tip of Lake Winnipeg, Canada.
The Lodge was built in 2002 in fulfillment of a vision received by Elder Dave Courchene. For the First Peoples of America, visions and dreams have always offered guidance in life. Following our visions has helped us remain connected to the Great Spirit and the land. The turtle for the First Peoples is a symbol of truth, and the Elders believe that Dave’s vision of the lodge can bring healing to people and peace to the world.
The Lodge is internationally recognized as a place for sharing universal and ancient knowledge, for reconnecting to the earth and nature, and for sharing among people of all races and nations. It is founded upon spiritual, land-based teachings that bring balance to life, with the fundamental goal of Mino-Pi-Mati-Si-Win – A Good and Peaceful Way of Life. Mino-Pi-Matisi-Win is about seeing, listening, feeling, speaking, and acting from the heart.
Elder Courchene is an international leader who addresses the climate crisis.
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National Indigenous Peoples Day with Knowledge Keepers
Panel Discussion with Knowledge Keepers – Part 1/ June 23, 2020
In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Anishinaabe Elder Dr. David Courchene, Métis Cree knowledge keeper Maria Campbell, and Inuk professor and Elder Dr. Karla J. Williamson participated in a panel discussion with Canadian Ministers Carolyn Bennett, Marc Miller, and Dan Vandal. This first installment in a two-part conversation touches on a variety of important topics to Indigenous peoples across Canada.(transcript)
EarthSayers Carolyn Bennett; Maria Campbell; Dr. Karla J. Williamson
A Winter Solstice Special: Lighting the Sacred Fire
Indigenous Values on Climate Change - September 2019
On Climate Change, November 2016
Going Beyond The Land Acknowledgement
Youth Empowerment Message by Elder Dave Courchene
A Time of Great Change and Opportunity by Dave Courchene
Wahbanung Book by Turtle Lodge
EARTH DAY 2020 by Dr. David Courchene
Dave Courchene sends a message to Peru
The Turtle Lodge with Elder Dave Courchene (2002)
A DREAM: Get Ready by Dave Courchene
Convocation Address | Honorary Doctor of Laws (2019)
Belief System based on Higher Power by Elder Dave Courchene