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Our Circle has been reviving, promoting, and restoring Traditional Anishinabe Culture in the Ottawa Valley since 1999. We are an independent not-for-profit organization, and a registered charity, based in Deacon, Ontario, which is at the head of Golden Lake in unceded Algonquin Territory. Our members include individuals from many different Indigenous Nations from across Canada, regardless of ‘status’. And although most Indigenous issues are political,…

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Culture & Language

It has been said that there can be no culture without language, but we say that there can be a great deal of culture revived even without language. And as we learn the language while reviving our culture, the practice will become richer because of it. We have been providing Cultural Education for over 20 years. Lately, we have been working on a Language project.…

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Join our Community

Membership in The Circle of Turtle Lodge is open to anyone of Indigenous Heritage who is interested in our objectives.  It is free and lasts a lifetime. Most of our events take place near Golden Lake (Deacon, Germanicus, Ruby), but our service area extends throughout Renfrew County, Ontario and across Traditional Algonquin Territory.  But we also have members across the country who simply wish to…

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