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Following the seven grandfather’s teachings help the Anishinaabeg to conduct themselves in an ethical manner and spend their time productively.


Nbwaakaawin — Wisdom — Use good sense.

Zaagidwin — Love — Practice absolute kindness.

Minadendmowin — Respect — Act without harm.

Aakdewin — Bravery —  Use courage to choose.

Debwewin — Truth — Be faithful to reality.

Dbaadendizwin — Humility — Treat all life equally.

Gwekwaadziwin — Honesty — Tell the truth.

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