Manitoba elder Dave Courchene Jr., founder of Indigenous education centre, dies at 71 – CTV News

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Manitoba elder Dave Courchene Jr., founder of Indigenous education centre, dies at 71 – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2021137 Views

WINNIPEG –

A Manitoba elder who founded an internationally-recognized centre that shares Indigenous knowledge and teachings has died at age 71.

The Turtle Lodge Center of Excellence in Indigenous Education and Wellnesssays in a social media post that Dave Courchene Jr. died this morning.

It says he died peacefully at his home at Sagkeeng First Nation surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Courchene founded the lodge at the First Nation in southern Manitoba in 2002 as a gathering place to facilitate intergenerational knowledge, language revitalization, youth leadership training and environmental solutions to climate change.

Read More: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/manitoba-elder-dave-courchene-jr-founder-of-indigenous-education-centre-dies-at-71-1.5699161

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