Indian Country Today
Manitopyes: Our survival depends on indigenous knowledge, August 20, 2010
Winnipeg Free Press
Folk fest off to spine-tingling start, July 7, 2010
Minister spotlights African poverty, June 22, 2010
Keeping the faith, December 8, 2004
Video production celebrates diversity, May 14, 2003
Lac Du Bonnet Leader
Sagkeeng kicks off Celebration of Giving, June 19, 2009
Elder Dave Courchene Jr., August 13, 2007
Christian Week: Global religious leaders gather to send message to G8/G20, June 29, 2010
Catholic Register: Child soldiers a crime against humanity, Sen. Dallaire says, June 25, 2010
Citta Nuova, In Dialogo blog (Italy): La Regola d’Oro nel giornalismo, June 23, 2010
Headline Bistro: Because Catholics Need to Know: Religious Leaders Gather to push G8 Nations for Change, June 23, 2010
Canadian Jewish Congress: 2010 World Religions Summit, June 22, 2010
Anglican Journal: 2010 World Religions Summit: Faith leaders gather to push G8, G20 nations for change, June 21, 2010
Citta Nuova (Italy): Amare de Terre Madre, June 22, 2010
Mother Earth Journal: Founder of Turtle Lodge to open G8 World Religions Summit, June 19, 2010
Iqra.ca: World Religions Summit set to open with call to honor water and Mother Earth, June 18, 2010
Iqra.ca: Canada's First Nation Leader Reaches Out to Muslims, June 23, 2009
Igniting the Fire Gathering
Whiteshell petroforms native treasure - Winnipeg Free Press, September 16, 2007
A Sacred Gathering - Lac Du Bonnet Leader, September 8, 2006
The Revolution starts... now - Uptown Magazine, January 4, 2007
A year in review - Words had power in 2006 - Lac Du Bonnet Leader, Jan. 5, 2007
Igniting the Fire again - Lac Du Bonnet Leader, August 31, 2007
Wisdom of the elders - Lac Du Bonnet Leader, October 5, 2007
Watch/Listen: YouTube, Audio & Other Video
A Call to Heal the Waters, Posted June 20, 2010 *WATCH YouTube VIDEO
G8 Opening Song (Interfaith): "Can't Change the World", by Shy-Anne Hovorka *WATCH YouTube VIDEO
Manitou Api -- Where the Sun Rises, Posted January 2010 *WATCH TRAILER
The Sacred Seven, Posted January 19, 2010 *WATCH YouTube TRAILER
Dave Courchene on Vision Quests *WATCH YouTube VIDEO
The 8th Fire Gathering 2008, Posted December 14, 2008 *WATCH YouTube VIDEO
The 8th Fire, Posted March 24, 2008 *WATCH YouTube TRAILER
Blessing ceremony by Dave Courchene, Friday, May 16th, 2008 *LISTEN
CTV News Clip - The 8th Fire Premiere, Winnipeg, November 23, 2007 *WATCH NEWS CLIP
The Role of the Elder and the First Igniting the Fire Gathering, 2006 *WATCH VIDEO
Manitou Api – Where the Sun Rises (Directed by Pickard, Pickard & Courchene, U.S.A., 2010) *VIEW TRAILER A First Nations Elder and an Architectural Historian uncover ancient symbols in the Manitoba Legislative Building, which reveal a library of coded messages, and secret teachings inscribed in Masonic language. These symbols validate a present day Native American Prophecy that speaks of the return of The People to the Center and the revealing of the 7 Sacred Teachings of the Indigenous People; Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth.
The Sacred Seven (Directed by Jordan Molaro 2010, 9 min) *VIEW TRAILER Coming soon.
Turtle Lodge (Directed by Capozzi, 2009, 5 min) *VIEW DOCUMENTARY
A finalist for the Allan King Film Festival, "Turtle Lodge" documents a visit from one of Sagkeeng's First Nations elementary schools as they participate in a Turtle Lodge program.
The 8th Fire – One Whole Earth – One Circle – Again (Directed by Pickard & Pickard, U.S.A., 2007, 60 min) *VIEW TRAILER
“The 8th Fire” highlights the Anishnabe prophecy revealing the 2 choices that we now face on this planet – Materialism and Destruction or the Spiritual path, which includes care for the earth and for each other. The 8th Fire is told through interviews with Anishnabe Elder Dave Courchene and others. It combines striking images, powerful music, extraordinary interviews relating to the Earth, Nature, and the great need for all the races of the Earth to come together in peace.
Harold Hatcher: Seven Sacred Teachings Project (Directed by Meeches, Canada, 2004, 19 min)
The Seven Teachings Project is a collaboration between Harold Hatcher Elementary School and members of The Sharing Circle. It celebrates the diversity of Canadian society by exploring some of the beliefs and practices of Ojibway culture. Ten students were taken out to Dave Courchene, Jr.’s Turtle Lodge on Sagkeeng First Nation. It was there that the students received a Spirit Name and were bestowed the honour of being a Keeper for one of the Seven Teachings. As Keeper of the Teachings, the students took on the responsibility for portraying the spirit of that Teaching in a series of vignettes, or scenes.
Walk for Life (THE SHARING CIRCLE, Season 15, No. 1; Directed by Erenberg, Canada, 2007)
Walk For Life is the story of the Northern Ontario Ojibway community of Pic Mobert First Nation and their 13-hundred-kilometer journey to reawaken spirituality and culture and return to traditional ways, in order to help those suffering from addiction.
Condor and the Eagle (THE SHARING CIRCLE, Season 15, No. 3; Directed by Clement & Sanders, Canada, 2007)
Incan prophecy foretells of a day when the condor of the South and the eagle of the North will fly together and spirit will descend on the land once again. As the world suffers under the weight of globalization, there are indigenous healers and elders working to heal the world and its people. The condor and the eagle soar together once again when Juan Flores, an Ashanincan healer from the Peruvian Amazon, Dave Courchene, an Anishinabe elder from Sagkeeng, Manitoba, and other elders and healers visit Manito Ahbee in the Whiteshell Provincial Park for Igniting the Fire, a gathering where elders give direction for the future and where a sacred fire will be lit.
Red Man’s Vision (THE SHARING CIRCLE, Season 11, No. 13; Directed by Gregory, Canada, 2002)
As a Manitoban spiritualist and Elder, Dave Courchene’s dream is to build a Sacred Gathering Place in Manitoba known as The Turtle Lodge.
Traditional Healing (THE SHARING CIRCLE, Season 11, No. 15; Directed by Gregory, Canada, 2002)
Traditional Healing is a look at the historical and current practices of traditional First Nations Medicine People. We follow as medicines are harvested, prepared and administered, and examine the role of traditional healers in the 21st Century.
Prophecy (Directed by Harry Rasky, Canada, 1994; 150 min)
This internationally acclaimed feature film by Harry Rasky explores the history and nature of prophecy as the millennium approaches. The film highlights Dave Courchene’s 1994 journey to Israel, and his vision of the Turtle Lodge, as it was made relevant to Middle Eastern peacemaking.