The Seven Sacred Teachings / Seven Grandfather Teachings are a traditional model of lifelong learning from the Anishinaabe peoples of Manitoba. As we move away from a pan-Indigenous approach towards understanding each Nation has unique ways of knowing, worldviews and values we hope that teachers will transition towards positioning the local knowledge of the territory as foremost.
Why position local knowledge ahead of others?
"If not here, then where?" - Jo Chrona, FNESC 2022
If the knowledge of Lheidli is not prioritized on their own territory it is in danger of being lost. It is okay to make connections to other teachings across Canada, but it is important to show that they are distinct.
How do we connect them?
There is not a one to one correspondence between these and the Dakelh Enduring Values and Understandings, though they are both rooted in a model of holistic lifelong learning. Each interconnects with all the others to make the whole view of learning.
|Dakelh Enduring Value and Understanding||Seven Sacred Teachings|
Truth and Honesty