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Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nation Seven Teachings.

 The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit (Wisdom), the Eagle Spirit (Love), the Buffalo Spirit (Respect), the Sasquatch Spirit (Honesty), the Wolf Spirit (Humility) and the Turtle Spirit (Truth) are all retold in this 11 minute video in both English and Ojibway.

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of North America were given seven sacred laws that were to act as a spiritual foundation.

The traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of the Aboriginal way of life are built around the seven natural laws, or sacred teachings. Each teaching honours one of the basic virtues to a full and healthy life.


In receiving these laws from the Creator, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples were told to always respect Mother Earth. To show real respect is to share and give of yourself for the benefit of all life. We too all belong in the great circle of life, thus we must show respect for one another in order to have a good life. Respect the Elders from all races of people who uphold the sacred teachings of the Great Spirit.

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Responses to "Elder explains the origins of the First Nation Seven Teachings (VIDEO)"

  1. I LOVE GOD'S CREATION. THE WOLF IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE. I RESPECT YOU FOR YOUR APPRECIATION FOR THE EARTH AND ALL THAT LIVES ON IT. DOLLY

  2. I LOVE GOD'S CREATION. THE WOLF IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE. I RESPECT YOU FOR YOUR APPRECIATION FOR THE EARTH AND ALL THAT LIVES ON IT. DOLLY

  3. Anonymous says:

    I REALY ENJOY THESE SO MUCH

  4. Fascinating insight thank you so much for shearing it.

  5. Unknown says:

    I would really like to talk to someone who grew up and their families grew up for many decades in Winnipeg. My great grandmother whose name was never told to the family died when my grandmother was a infant. I am seeking my ancestors to find out if what I think is true that I have native blood in my veins. My great grandfather settled there in the late 1800s or early 1900 from Crimea his first wife died he married another from Winnipeg she died and no one knows a thing. My grandmother told me when I asked what was it like on the farm and who was there. She said natives lived on the farm with them, ate with them etc. My great grandpa Schultheis im not sure how its spelled was the man from Crimea.

  6. by the way I am the one who wants to know this is my name Shelia Krokson

  7. Great and wise must should and need to be taught everywhere...thank you..

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