Wolf Clan Teaching – All Things are Interconnected

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Original acrylic on white canvas
Original Painting
Size (in)
Canvas (H x W x D): 30 x 20 x ¾ in
Size (cm)
Canvas (H x W x D): 76 x 50 x 2 cm
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Description by Artist:     Wolf, 3 birds, 2 fish, interconnecting lines …

Notes from DaVic Gallery:  ‘Wolf Clan Teaching‘ – The teachings in the Ojibwe culture have been traditionally passed down from generation to generation orally through stories and ceremonies.  Historically, this has been done by the elders that carry the stories and traditions.  Today, the oral traditions are being shared by those who carry the knowledge of such things.  The teachings of all Aboriginal cultures encompass the morals, values, structures, ceremonial practices, spiritual beliefs of the group.  These teachings also ensured the survival of the people.  For the Ojibwe people, the teachings vary from nation to nation, because of the geographical placement of each particular group.  However, the Ojibwe teachings commonly come from the same root and share a similar message.

7 Grandfather Teachings – Of all the North American Indigenous teachings, the 7 Grandfather Teachings are the most commonly shared from coast to coast.  Many Aboriginal organizations and communities have adopted the 7 guiding principles, in one form or another, as a moral stepping stone and cultural foundation.  There are stories of the origins of the 7 Grandfather Teachings in all communities.  Each community has adapted the teachings to suit their community values.

Humility is represented by the Wolf – The first thing that the young child sees as he meets the Wolf is that the Wolf will stop and bow its head, which is a reflection of the Wolf showing its humbleness to the presence of the human being.  The teaching of humility is very important in our life. Much of the division we see in today’s world is because people have not understood the spirit of humility: to understand the spirit of humility is to understand that no one is above another human being. No one is greater than another human being in this life; no one is lesser than another human being. To be humble is to see us equally in the eyes of the Great Spirit through the unconditional love of the Great Spirit. His love is expressed to all of us in the same way that the sun will shine on us. The sun does not choose to shine on any one person alone or any one race of people, it shines on all.