The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe

(The People-- the Ojibwe, the Odowa and the Potawatome)

 

Honesty

To achieve honesty within yourself,

To recognize who and what you are ,

Do this and you can be honest with all others

 

 

Humility

Humble yourself and recognize that

No matter how much you think you know,

You know very little of all the universe.

 

 

Truth

To learn truth,

To live with truth, and

To walk with truth,

To speak truth

 

 

Wisdom

To have wisdom is to know the difference between good and bad, and

To know the result of your actions

 

 

Love

Unconditional love to know that when people are weak

They need your love the most,

That your love is given freely, and

You cannot put conditions on it

Or your love is not true

 

 

Respect

Respect others, their beliefs, and

Respect yourself.

If you cannot show respect,

You cannot expect respect to be given

 

 

Bravery

To be brave is to do something right,

Even if you know it's going to hurt you.