Teachings

Teachings let us know who we are, who we are related to, and help us learn lessons that guide our lives. Guidance while growing up comes from Sundance, medicines, stories, feasting, and shared knowledge as well as parents and grandparents. Elders speak about the disruption of teachings and impacts of residential schools. Elders contemplate a difficult future without teachings and Elders to support learning.

Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up

Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up (after a fire) is a beautiful educational short film about Métis resilience and stories to encourage revitalization of the endangered Michif language through development of a new Michif-language song. Andrea Menard’s […]

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Ella’s Teachings 2

Ella describes the vital role family and community played in passing on teachings to her, and in turn, to future generations.

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Francis Dumais’ Teachings 2

Francis explains how to expel spirits from this world.

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Tom’s Teachings 3

Tom talks about the importance of teaching the Michif language.

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Tom’s Teachings 2

Tom describes the importance of prayer in teaching tradition.

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Tom’s Teachings 1

Tom explains the importance of teaching youth the “old ways.”

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Francis Dumais’ Teachings 8

Francis tells the story of when he learned to fillet fish.

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Francis Dumais’ Teachings 7

Francis speaks of the important role his mother played in his upbringing.

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Francis Dumais’ Teachings 6

Francis is thankful for the teachings he learned from the Elders that came before him.

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Francis Dumais’ Teachings 5

Francis explains why he passes on his knowledge and traditions.

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