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ᓵᒋᐦᐄᐧᐋᐧᐃᓐ | ᓵᒋᐦᐄᐧᐁᐧᐃᓐ
sâchihîwâwin | sâchihîwewin
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Frances Mark from Wemindji shares her thoughts about Cree Family Values. Her topics are Love and Courage.
  • Yourself
  • Hugging, kissing, holding hands
  • Humor
  • Relationships
  • Supporting family members in sickness
  • Showing empathy
  • Love is everything – honesty, kindness, respect
  • Just by saying I love you
  • Spreading the love to one another
  • Always show your love towards everyone
  • Love is putting your kids first
  • Loving one another
  • Giving a gift to a person you love
  • Giving a hug to show you care
  • Listening from your heart
  • Touching with gentleness
  • Praying for the person
  • Asking how you can assist them


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Our family values originate from our Eeyou/Eenou philosophy/Iiyiyiuiyihtuwin (Eeyou/Eenou way of life), traditional values and customs that come from the land, birds, fish and animals we harvested for food.

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