The Seven Sacred Teachings
The Seven Sacred Teachings, also known as the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, is a set of teachings on human conduct towards others. They are what was traditionally and still is to this day needed in order for communities to survive.
To cherish knowledge is to know Wisdom;
To know Love is to know peace;
To honor all of the Creation is to have Respect;
Bravery is to face the foe with integrity;
Honesty also means “righteousness”, be honest first with yourself – in word and action;
Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of the Creation,
Truth is to know all of these things.
Love must be Unconditional
Respect is the Condition of Being Honoured
Courage is the Ability to face Danger, Fear, or Changes with Confidence and Bravery
Honesty is Speaking and Acting Truthfully, and Thereby Remaining Morally Upright
Wisdom is the Ability to make Decisions Based on Personal Knowledge and Experience
Humility is Being Humble and not Arrogant
Truth is to know and Understand all The Seven Teachings have Given to us by the Creator and to Remain Faithful to them
This information has been gathered from Empowering The Spirit, a website that provides support with educational resources to increase awareness, understanding and application of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, perspectives and ways of knowing for the purpose of implementing treaty and residential schools education and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action for education.
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