Wisdom – Beaver
“Inspire ourselves from the beaver to find wisdom. He possesses extraordinary
teeth. Do you know what will happen to him if he does not use his gift? Its teeth
will grow continuously and will no longer serve him for nothing. The beaver uses
his gift with wisdom to grow and we must do the same.
Don’t waste your life wishing we were somebody else. Live your life as we are. If
we receive the gift of singing, Sing! If we receive the gift of dancing, Dance! You
acquire the knowledge, you live the wisdom. Live and learn.”
Kakidawenidamowin – Amik
Kidji ojidjikateg anishinabewaki panima kika shawenidjike kakina pepejik kidji mikiwewatcin iniwe ka Tipendjiketc ashitc adi enabadjidjikatekin iniwe shawendjikanan. Ekanawamakaniwitc Amik eabadjiadjin owibidan ekidji kinikosindjin ekawamadjin mitikon ashitc watikwanan kidji ojidotc okonimini ashitc ewejiketc keiji tajiketc wabadjikateg dash kikinwamakosiwin. Kishpin dash eka abadjiabanin owipidan eani ishi madjikitc pimatisitc pinishi eka kidji abadisitc ka dash oka kashkidotc kidji pimatisitc. Midash kewinan newat ka awiakoiwatc enenimidisoatc. Odjidjakociwan kidji pedjikiwag eshagosiwatc kishpin eka mikimitisoatc. Midash iiwe shawenidjigan ka minikoag Kije Mando, eani mishag anishinabewaki pekadisiwin ashitc paiekisiwin kishpin wewenda mikidamag.