Elder Dave Courchene Explains First Nations Seven Teachings

Seven Teachings
Seven Teachings

THUNDER BAY – ANISHINABEK – Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nations Seven Teachings.

The Awakening Let us work together towards the New Life, following in the foosteps of our ancestors - Dave Courchene
Let us work together towards the New Life, following in the footsteps of our ancestors – Dave Courchene

The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit (Wisdom), the Eagle Spirit (Love), the Buffalo Spirit (Respect), the Sasquatch Spirit (Honesty), the Wolf Spirit (Humility) and the Turtle Spirit (Truth) are all retold in this 11 minute video in both English and Ojibway.

At Sagkeeng Child and Family Services (in Sagkeeng First Nation and Winnipeg, Manitoba) we support and empower our families and community. Services we provide include workshops in parenting, traditional skills like making star blankets, moccasins, hand drums, ribbon shirts and harvesting wild rice.

Dave Courchene – Nii Gaani Aki Innini (Leading Earth Man) has traveled internationally, carrying a message of hope and peace.

Dave shares ancient Indigenous knowledge that he believes can act as the foundation in supporting the New Life that Mother Earth is now entering, and that the Elders have confirmed has arrived.

He has created a special place for sharing ancient Indigenous knowledge – the Turtle Lodge – built based on a vision he received many years ago.

Indigenous people have always relied on visions and dreams to give guidance and direction in life.