‘Respect‘ by First Nations Mi’kmaq artist Loretta Gould – Original Woodland Art style painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Of all the North American Indigenous teachings, the Seven Grandfather Teachings are the most commonly shared from coast to coast. Many Aboriginal organizations and communities have adopted the seven guiding principles, in one form or another, as a moral stepping stone and cultural foundation. There are stories of the origins of the seven Grandfather Teachings in all communities. Each community has adapted the teachings to suit their community values. Despite where the teachings may have originated, they share the same concepts of abiding by a moral respect for all living things… The Seven Gifts, or the Seven Grandfather’s teachings, which are love, honesty, bravery, humility, truth, wisdom, and respect. Respect is represented by the buffalo. The buffalo gives every part of his being to sustain the human way living, not because he is of less value, but because he respects the balance and needs of others. To honor all creation is to have respect. Live honorably in teachings and in your actions towards all things. Do not waste and be mindful of the balance of all living things. Share and give away what you do not need. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Do not be hurtful to yourself or others.
Such important teaching, so simple, so elemental and basic. Respect for other’s right to live, for other’s privacy, for one’s own word and honour … and yet so fragile and easily forgotten …
Tags: First Nations Art collectors; First Nations Art; Indigenous Art; Native Art; Woodland Art
Related: A Symbol of Teachings From Our Creator , Love, Life, Teachings From Our Grandfathers, The Voice of the Creator, Tree of Life,
Stand With Our Teachings, Spiritual Teachings,
References: Native Art In Canada, Four Directions Teachings