uncover the meaning of debwewin
follow the spirit of zaagiidiwin
plant those feet into the earth and stand with aakode’ewin
trace the lifelines of ancestors by understanding nibwaakaawin
look into each others eyes with minaadendamowin
may your voice never falter when you speak with gwayakwaadiziwin
and if you fall, get back up again without shame but with da baadendiziwin
happy new year everyone!
anishnaabe seven grandfather teachings guide us on our everyday living. miigwech to our ancestors who’ve given us these basic teachings that connect us with every living thing.
debwewin – truth
zaagiidiwin – love
aakode’ewin – bravery
nibwaakaawin – wisdom
minaadendamowin – respect
gwayakwaadiziwin – honesty
da baadendiziwin – humility