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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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