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 | Wdetenmewen: To 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 | Wedasewen: Bravery is to face the foe with integrity. To do what is right even when the consequences are unpleasant.
Honesty | Kwekwadzewen: Honesty 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 | Edbesendowen: Humility 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.