Saturday, September 15, 2012

Life at the very core.............

American Indians had a long tradition of passing their history and teachings through oral storytelling.

Within Ojibwe teachings, there are nine core values that have been passed down through generations by elders to Ojibwe youth.
The nine core values are:

Honor the Creator;
Honor Elders;
Honor Women;
Honor Our Elder Brothers (the plant and animal beings);
Be Peaceful;
Be Kind to Everyone;
Be Moderate in Our Thoughts, Words, and Deeds;
Be Courageous; and
Keep Our Promises.

These nine core values are timeless and transcend gender, race or ethnicity. They are fundamentally sound principles that should be followed by everyone.

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