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Wahbanang, The Resurgence of a People: Clearing the Path for Our Survival

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On the 50th Anniversary of Wahbung: Our Tomorrows, the The Turtle Lodge and Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre - Mfnerc present: Wahbanang: The Resurgence of our People - Clearing the Path for Our Survival, which shares a path for the People back to our beginning, to lead us out of the darkness.

Included in the launch is a video presentation created by The Turtle Lodge International Centre of Indigenous Education and Wellness.

Wahbanang is authored by a respected group of Knowledge Keepers, Elders and Chiefs —members of the Anishinaabe, Ininiwak (Cree), and Dakota Nations, sharing knowledge from their Ancestors as the Original Peoples of Great Turtle Island and the Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge. Together, they sound an emergency warning and offer a blueprint forward for all peoples to stand with the Great Binding Laws of the Creator and Mother Earth.

In 1971, Manitoba’s First Nation leaders released WAHBUNG: Our Tomorrows (1971), published by the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood as their position paper in response to Trudeau’s White Paper. It continues to be an agenda for action that included First Nations’ inherent right to design and have full authority over their health, education, and child and family services systems, informed by First Nations worldviews, laws, and approaches.

In 2018, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Dumas passed tobacco to Elders and Knowledge Keepers at the Turtle Lodge to develop a position document for today.

Knowledge Keepers from the Anishinaabe, Dakota and Ininiwak Nations gathered numerous times at the Turtle Lodge in ceremony, and prepared this collective unified message for the people.
The root word of “Wahbung” is “Wahbanang” - the east, where the sun rises. It refers to “Going Back to the beginning” in Anishinaabemowin.

Wahbanang: The Resurgence of a People: Clearing the Path for our Survival is available for purchase at:


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