FROM OUR FIRST NATIONS

May the seven grandfather teachings guide us in our work today …

We will honor the seven grandfather teachings. Each person is on a life’s journey and must find the balance that lies in living in harmony with all creation. 

  1. Wisdom:  To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom.
  2. Love:      To know love is to know peace.
  3. Respect:      To honor all creations is to have respect.
  4. Bravery:      Bravery is to face adversity with integrity.
  5. Honesty:      Honesty in facing a situation is to be honorable.
  6. Humility:  To know yourself as a sacred part of      creation.
  7. Truth:  Truth is to know all of these things. To      speak it. To live by it. 
  • To the benefit of all people, may we be strong and committed to these words today. 

FROM THE DIVERSITY OF OUR NATIONAL VALUES AND ETHICS  

May our shared values guide us in our work lives today. 

  1. May we put the values of honesty and integrity foremost in our conduct today
  2. May we put compassion and respect for others foremost in our relationships today.
  3. May we be committed to our responsibilities and strengthen the reputation of our good name.
  4. May our relationships with stakeholders be lawful, fair, courteous and free from conflict of interest.
  5. May we respect our obligations for social responsibility involving integrity in governance, environmental responsibility, economic sustainability and benefit to the society and the communities we live in.
  6. To the benefit of our livelihood, ourselves and our relationships, may we commit to these values today.  

FROM THE HUMANITARIAN VALUES AND ETHICS OF THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY  

May the wisdom of our highest values guide us in the work we do today. 

  1. May we commit to non-violence and the respect of the human rights and dignity of others.
  2. May we put aside our fixed views and seek to understand the needs and views of others.
  3. May we put the relief of suffering foremost in our decision making and agreements.
  4. May we put the reduction of conflict foremost in our decision making and agreements.
  5. May we put the avoidance of harming others foremost in our decision making and agreements.
  6. May we put the welfare of our grandchildren foremost in our decision making and agreements.
  7. May we not refuse to do the good that we can do.
  8. In the cause of peace, may we be resolute and committed to these words today.

 In peace

Paul Maillet

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Comments
  1. RJ Neal says:

    Thank You for your very wise words of peace and wisdom… WADO!

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