The Seven Teachings" by Annie Humphrey and young women from Inger, Ball Club, Prescott, Mission and Cass Lake.
“Some will say ‘Ojibwe didn't live in tipis,’ but my grandma Maefred's grandmother, Fanny Smith, lived in a tipi during the summer months,” Annie said. "This tipi represents 'the moving people' as we moved from winter camp to sugarbush to summer camp to fish and rice camp."
The young women decided to include miskwaadesi (painted turtle), ogaa (walleye), nigig (otter), and amik (beaver). "We painted in the seven birch trees and the girls screamed ‘the seven teachings!’ So, on each tree, we painted the English word for the seven teachings. They are: truth, honesty, love, humility, wisdom, courage and respect.”
Annie Humphrey is a visual artist and musician. Learn more about her work at http://www.anniehumphreymusic.com.
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