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Anishinaabe Elder Dave Courchene’s Prophetic Words Immortalized in Music

Tommy Allen Dave Courchene, founder of the Turtle Lodge, calls change in the wind a spiritual awakening

Anishinaabe Elder Dave Courchene’s Prophetic Words Immortalized in Music by Shy-Anne

Anishinaabe Elder Dave Courchene, founder of the Turtle Lodge, has long said that the 8th Fire has been lit, the one that foretold the drawing together of all peoples and the revelation of their…

Last month Courchene, or Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man), of the Eagle Clan, issued the following statement after an Elders Ceremony in Ottawa. In it, the 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement (Indspire) Award winner for heritage and spirituality speaks of the spiritual awakening he sees taking place and exhorts all to recognize that we are bound together by the land. While he didn't allude directly to Idle No More, the grassroots movement that is sweeping Turtle Island and beyond in a call for change, the parallels are clear.

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