In honour of Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we invite you to spend time reflecting on the meaning behind The North Grove’s new restorative circle bench. The bench is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings, which originate from the Seven Grandfather Teachings from the Anishnaabe people and have been adopted by many First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples.
The teachings focus on human conduct toward others and what is needed for communities to survive and thrive.
The Seven Sacred Teachings:
To cherish knowledge is to know Wisdom;
To know Love is to know peace;
To honour all of the Creation is to have Respect;
Bravery is to face the foe with integrity;
Honesty also means “righteousness”, be honest first with yourself – in word and action;
Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of the Creation,
Truth is to know all of these things.
This restorative circle bench space is a place to gather and talk for all that visit the farm. This bench also serves as an inviting, safe place for children to get to know each other and form friendships through singing, creative movement and cooperative games during our kids' summer camps.