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Seven Grandfather Teachings

Wisdom | Mbwakawenewen: To cherish knowledge is to know Wisdom. Wisdom is given by the Creator to be used for the good of the people.

Love | Debandewen: To know peace is to know Love. Love must be unconditional. When people are weak they need love the most.

Respect | WdetenmewenTo honor all creation is to have Respect. All of creation should be treated with respect. You must give respect if you wish to be respected.

Bravery | WedasewenBravery is to face the foe with integrity. To do what is right even when the consequences are unpleasant.

Honesty | KwekwadzewenHonesty in facing a situation is to be brave. Always be honest in word and action. Be honest first with yourself, and you will more easily be able to be honest with others.

Humility | EdbesendowenHumility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation. You are equal to others, but you are not better.

Truth | Debwewen: Truth is to know all of these things. Speak the truth. Do not deceive yourself or others.

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