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Government of First Nations in Treaty Territory Honour Grandmother, Mary Maytwayashing

Treaty 1 Territory – The Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation was built in fulfillment of a vision received by Elder Dr. Dave Courchene Jr. many years ago; these visions not only connect our Anishinaabe people with the Great Spirit, and the land. The Turtle Lodge in physical terms, also brings people together from all …

November 10, 2021

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Applied Building Construction Students Graduate!

Treaty 2 Territory– During this past year, the Earth Lodge has partnered with Assiniboine Community College to offer a number of programs to Treaty 2 members, including the Applied Building Construction program. This six month program ran from January 2021 to June 2021, concluding with the graduation ceremony on Friday, October 29, 2021. The

November 2, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Traditional Ceremony held at Former McKay Indian Residential School in Dauphin as Ground Penetrating Search for unmarked graves begins.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Traditional Ceremony held at Former McKay Indian Residential School in Dauphin as Ground Penetrating Search for unmarked graves begins. Treaty 2 Territory, November 01, 2021 With consultation and guidance of Knowledge Keepers from the Nations of Ka Ka Kwe Ke Jeong Anishinaabe Nation (Ebb and Flow) and Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve,

November 2, 2021

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Anishinaabemowin Apps

Treaty 2 Territory- The Anishinaabemowin language is known by many names, some of which refer to a specific dialect: Ojibway, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwemowin, Chippewa and Saulteaux.  It is a language that is part of the Algonquian language family, generally spanning from Manitoba to Québec, with a strong concentration around the Great Lakes. Elders share

October 20, 2021

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Earth Lodge: Treaty 2 Commemoration Begins with the Lighting of the Sacred Fire

Treaty 2 Territory-  The Treaty 150 Commemoration events started on Friday, August 20th at Wasagaming. The morning began with the lighting of the sacred fire by Robert Maytwayashing in the front of the Sharing Lodge and was followed by ceremonies and guest speakers that included: the North Wolf Ojibway Drum Group; Mary and Robert Maytwayashing; Elder

September 2, 2021

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Logo Ceremony & Blessing for Children, Families and Nation

Treaty 2 Territory – On August 24th the Children, Families and Nation (CFN), Earth Lodge, and Lead Keepers of Treaty 2 held a ceremony to bless and honor the CFN logo which was completed by Royce Catagas Jr. from Tootinaowaziibeeng. Allen Sutherland, Waabishki Mazinazoot Mishtaatim (White Spotted Horse) blessed the CFN logo and the very …

August 30, 2021

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History of Manitoba House: Treaty 2 on August 21, 1871

Treaty 2 Territory – Manitoba House was a fur-trading post established on the western shore of Lake Manitoba, south of The Narrows, in the late 1810s or early 1820s. Located near today’s community of Kinosota, in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa, it was one of the first inland posts of the Hudson’s Bay Company. It was a modest …

August 10, 2021

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The Anishinaabe of Riding Mountain

Treaty 2 Territory- For the Anishinaabe, Turtle Island, also known as North America, was chosen as their homeland by the Creator, Kichi Manitou. It is a common understanding that this has been home since time immemorial. The Anishinaabe have maintained traditional connections to the land and waters, and with Parks Canada work to protect and …

August 5, 2021

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Treaty 2 Territory- The word “smudging” comes from “smudge,” which is English in origin. However, the term has been used widely to refer to the smudging ceremonies of First Nations peoples, in which sacred herbs and medicines are burned as part of a ritual, or for cleansing or health purposes. Indigenous peoples have their own terms and …

July 30, 2021

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