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7 Sacred Teachings

Embracing Indigenous Wisdom, Fostering Unity!

At East Lake School, we are committed to honouring Indigenous knowledge, culture, and traditions as integral parts of our school community. Our 7 Sacred Teachings Student House Program celebrates Indigenous wisdom and values by bringing students together in house groups based on the traditional 7 Sacred Indigenous Teachings.

What are the 7 Sacred Teachings?

The 7 Sacred Teachings, also known as the Seven Grandfather Teachings, are fundamental principles that guide Indigenous ways of life. They include:

  • Wisdom: To cherish knowledge is to know Wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to make sound judgments and decisions based on knowledge and understanding.
  • Love: To know love is to know peace. Love is unconditional, compassionate, and inclusive, fostering harmony and connection among all beings.
  • Respect: To honor all creation is to have Respect. Respect involves recognizing the inherent value and dignity of every individual and living creature.
  • Bravery: To face fear is to be Brave. Bravery is the courage to overcome challenges, adversity, and injustice with strength and resilience.
  • Honesty: To be honest in all things is to have Honesty. Honesty involves speaking truthfully, acting with integrity, and upholding moral principles.
  • Humility: To know humility is to understand yourself as a sacred part of creation. Humility involves acknowledging your strengths and limitations with grace and humility.
  • Truth: To seek truth is to seek wisdom. Truth is the foundation of all relationships and actions, requiring honesty, transparency, and accountability.


How Does the Student House Program Work?

Students from different classes are sorted into houses based on the 7 Sacred Teachings. Each house group meets monthly to explore and delve into one of the teachings, guided by resources from Indigenous knowledge keepers, elders, or guest speakers. Through discussions, activities, and reflections, students deepen their understanding of the teachings and their relevance to their lives and communities.

For more information about our Student House Program, including how to get involved and upcoming activities, please contact our school office or visit our website. Together, let's honour Indigenous wisdom, foster unity, and build a stronger and more inclusive school community at East Lake School.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.