The Seven Sacred Teachings. Honesty Humility Wisdom Love Respect Truth Courage. History of the Seven Sacred Teachings.
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Love Respect Truth Courage
According to an oral traditional story, the Seven Teachings were given to the Anishinaabe early in their history. When the Seven Grandfathers sent their Messenger to learn about the current state of the Anishinaabe people, they were told that the people were not living in harmony with each other nor with the rest of creation. In a vision quest, the Messenger found a child worthy of the teachings, and the Seven Grandfathers tutored the child in the
“ good way of life”. Each Grandfather instructed the child with one teaching, which collectively became known as the Seven Teachings.
When you follow the Seven Teachings you will live a good and happy life.”
The Buffalo represents Respect because for as
long as we have been here, we have sustained
our lives through the Buffalo in terms of
clothing, food, shelter, medicine and art.
survival and used every part of the animal:
Hides - tipis and clothing
Bones – tools and toys
Meat – food
Tendons & Muscle – sinew
Brains – hide tanning
Skull – medicine and ceremonies
We have to take care of Mother Earth. We need to make sure that Mother Earth will be here for generations to come. We all share in this responsibility. Our Elders have passed down what they have been taught by their Elders about how to take care of Mother Earth and each other. We can start Ruth Hooker School with Respecting Mother Earth, our school, teachers and each other.