INVITATION FROM DAVE COURCHENE (NII GAANI AKI ININI – LEADING EARTH MAN), ANISHNABE NATION

INVITATION FROM DAVE COURCHENE (NII GAANI AKI ININI – LEADING EARTH MAN), ANISHNABE NATION
• To the Elders, Bundle carriers, Oral historians and Traditional knowledge keepers to gather at the Turtle Lodge in the Sagkeeng First Nation in southeastern Manitoba. Open to All!
• **THIS IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL-FREE EVENT**
LOCATION
• At the Turtle Lodge: a place built from a vision, with volunteer assistance and which is completely independent from outside organizations, associations and funding
• Camping is available on site and at the Sagkeeng Pow Wow grounds. Showers available at Sagkeeng arena. Hotels are available nearby. Location & directions at http://theturtlelodge.org/visit.html
COST
• Individuals will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses
• Visitors are welcome to camp on site
• Communities & organizations are invited to sponsor an Elder’s expenses
• Bring food, chairs, tobacco and a donation of your choice to contribute to the gathering!
• We’re asking All those Attending the GATHERING OF THE WISDOM KEEPERS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS May 24-27 to support the Gathering by bringing food to share for each meal. This will be a Traditional gathering, following the Spirit of our Indigenous Ancestors. The Strength of the Gathering will be determined by the Giving and Sharing that takes place 🙂
CELEBRATION ROUND DANCE AT POW WOW GROUNDS FRIDAY MAY 25
• We are making a Call for Traditional Dancers and Drums for the CELEBRATION *ROUND DANCE* at the Sagkeeng Pow Wow Grounds Friday May 25. You don’t have to be a Traditional Dancer to participate… the Round Dance will be open to all People! If enough people come out the first day, the Round Dance will continue Saturday May 26! Contact turtlelodge@mts.net for more information!
HEALING CEREMONIES
• There will be Healing Ceremonies at Turtle Lodge – Thursday Evening May 24, 2012, starting at 7 pm.
AGENDA
• Daily Sunrise Ceremonies
• Original Instructions on How to Live a Good Life
• Creation Stories
• Sacredness of Life Teachings from the Grandmothers
• Vision Quest Teachings from Grandfathers
• The Great Binding Law of the Creator (Ogitchi Tibakonegaywin)
• Original Understanding of the Treaties
• Traditional Approaches to Health
• Prophecies
• The Seven Teachings
• Youth Presentations
• Taking Care of Mother Earth
• Restoring Family Values
SPEAKERS INCLUDING
• Elder Betty Ann Little Wolf
• Elder Katherine Whitecloud
• Elder Eleanor Skeade
• Elder Laura Horton
• Elder Mary Lorraine Mandamin
• Janet Fox
• Rainey Gaywish
• Elder Dave Courchene
• Elder Robert Greene
• Elder Arvol Looking Horse
• Elder Morris Little Wolf
• Elder Adolphus Cameron
• Elder Harry Bone
• Elder Peter Atkinson
• Elder Tommy White
• First Nations Leader Ovide Mercredi
• Youth Leader Erica Daniels
• Youth Leader Jerry Daniels
• Comedian Moccasin Joe
• Local Talent from Sagkeeng First Nation
JOIN THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK!
https://www.facebook.com/events/256833127688864/
CONTACT turtlelodge@mts.net

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