Ojibwe wedding ring collection Manaadenindiwin (Respect)

Manaadenindiwin , or Respect, is the third Teaching that we introduce here. It tells us that to honor all creation is to show Respect. You must give respect if you wish to be respected. Mashkode Bizhiki (Buffalo) models Respect because in the past he offered himself to the People and is as yet highly honored in return. Grandfather Bison taught the People to use all things wisely, not to waste anything, never to take more than they need and to give away that which they do not use. Bison tells us to treat our life partner with the utmost respect, always. What we give away will always come back to us in the One Circle.

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