Our Citizens

Whether it was coming together in prior generations as a tribe to gather food, medicine and living quarters for the different moons of the year or planning for retirement, healthcare and affordable housing today, our Seven Generations philosophy teaches us the value of working together to plan for our shared future and for what may come for relatives we will never meet.

Wisdom | Mbwakawenewen: To cherish knowledge is to know Wisdom. Wisdom is given by the Creator to be used for the good of the people.

Love | Debandewen: To know peace is to know Love. Love must be unconditional. When people are weak they need love the most.

Respect | Wdetenmewen: To honor all creation is to have Respect. All of creation should be treated with respect. You must give respect if you wish to be respected.

Bravery | Wedasewen: Bravery is to face the foe with integrity. To do what is right even when the consequences are unpleasant.

Honesty | Kwekwadzewen: Honesty in facing a situation is to be brave. Always be honest in word and action. Be honest first with yourself, and you will more easily be able to be honest with others.

Humility | Edbesendowen: Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation. You are equal to others, but you are not better.

Truth | Debwewen: Truth is to know all of these things. Speak the truth. Do not deceive yourself or others.