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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The Turtle Lodge with Elder Dave Courchene (2002)
The Vision received by Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini - Leading Earth Man), Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan, and the original building of the Turtle Lodge in 2002. Credit to Filmmaker Marco Mascarin, 2002. Uploaded on Nov 6, 2011
EarthSayers David Courchene; Marco Mascarin
A DREAM: Get Ready by Dave Courchene
Convocation Address | Honorary Doctor of Laws (2019)
Wahbanung Book by Turtle Lodge
Youth Empowerment Message by Elder Dave Courchene
Belief System based on Higher Power by Elder Dave Courchene
EARTH DAY 2020 by Dr. David Courchene
Indigenous Values on Climate Change - September 2019
On Climate Change, November 2016
A Time of Great Change and Opportunity by Dave Courchene
Dave Courchene sends a message to Peru