Painting: Creation
Respect: Creation Story
Language: Anishinaabe
Nation: Ojibway
(Room 407)

The Seven Grandfathers tell us that the Creator says

Each of these 7 teachings must be used with the rest; you cannot have wisdom without love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility, and truth…to leave one out is to embrace the opposite of what that teaching is.

To honour all creation is to have respect. Live honourably 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.

Artist: Cameron ‘Bubzy’ Martin, age 40

Tewasarake Kaniakehaka Wakataioni Nation: Wolf Clan; Iroquois Confederacy Ohswe: Ken

tentsi tewanoweraton ne tekanawita ta non skenna kowa. Ne ne sonkwiatison neyetinistenha.

I am happy to participate in the Queen’s University Art project. It makes me feel good to contribute. Art is its own language, and a bridge between our Nations; a positive first step toward peaceful reconciliation.


Nia weh