Grandfather Teachings

7 Grandfather Teachings Mural created by Liberty Wrightman, Bkejwanong Territory, at LinCK. Liberty is a UCC Graduate!

Seven Grandfather Teachings








SCCDSB session on the Grandfather Teachings with Cecil Isaac, Bkejwanong Territory

Chi Miigwech to elder, Cecil Isaac, for connecting the seven grandfather teachings with us! We learned so much about how to apply the seven grandfather teachings to our life!

Grandfather teachings

Anishinabek Curriculum Enhancement Resources

Seven Teachings Grade 5 & 6.pdf

Anishinabek Education System Grandfather Teachings Resources

Art Connections with the Seven Grandfather Teachings 

SELF-PORTRAIT – Seven Grandfather Teachings - Crayola Teachers.pdf
SEVEN GRANDFATHER TEACHINGS – Clay, Texture - Crayola Teachers.pdf
Copy of 7Grandfathers-Coloring-Pages-by-HP.pdf

The Seven Sacred Teachings Read by David Bouchard 

Lessons From the Earth Online Teaching Resource

Check out this resource kit to use in the classroom that directly links to the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations, the Catholic Virtues and the 7 Sacred Grandfather Teachings of the Anishinaabek

Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge Teacher Resource Kit funded by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board 

“Lessons From the Earth is a resource guide for educators that provides a practical application of Indigenous Knowledge into the classroom.  The focus of learning is grounded in a traditional Anishinaabe story, Jiig Nong Aadsookan, The Fisher Story.  Included are sample lessons and video modules that support the traditional teachings embedded within the story.  Lessons From the Earth is a provocation for student inquiry into topics such as the environment, First Peoples of Canada, Science, Social Studies, as well as important concepts such as love, respect and balance.” Jodie Williams 

Digital Resources

<-- "Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers" - scroll down to the "Seven Teachings" (image shown) for an interactive page and hover over each animal to read more about the corresponding teaching. 

The Seven Sacred Laws: A Turtle Lodge web series where Indigenous Peoples get to tell their own stories, for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 

*Important Note: Teachings and animal representations may be different across Indigenous Nations.* 

"The Seven Sacred Teachings are at the foundation of North American Indigenous belief. These teachings honor spiritual law and bring us back to our connection to the land—to nature. The Seven Sacred Teachings are represented by seven animals. Each animal offers a special gift and understanding of how we as people should live our lives on Mother Earth."

--Dave Courchene/ Neeghani Aki Innini                             (Leading Earth Man, source: Red Deer Catholic Regional School)