Within Ojibwe teachings, there are nine core values that have been passed down through generations by elders to Ojibwe youth.
Honor the Creator;
Honor Our Elder Brothers (the plant and animal beings);
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.