Minwaadendamowin (Respect)

The buffalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respect is mutual and reciprocal – in order to receive Respect you must give it to others. Respect develops when we get to know someone or something on a deeper level – first impressions are not always based on Respect. All of Creation, humans and non-humans, should be treated with Respect.

Respect is represented by the bison. The bison was at one time a significant resource for Anishinaabe people, giving every part of itself to sustain human life for food, clothing and shelter.

Manaadendamowin maamiinidim – giishpin waa-ayaaman manaadendamowin aapideg gidaa-miigiwen manaadendamowin. Gakina gegoo gakina ningoji gidaa-manaadendaan. Manaadendamowin ezhi-waabanda’ang aw mashkode-bizhiki. Mashkode-bizhikiwan mewinzha apane odaabaji’aawaan Anishinaabeg, gakina wiiyawini ogii-aabajitoon Anishinaabe wii-wiisinid, agwiwinan miinawaa wiigiwaaman.