October 12, 2023 - Thursday 5:30-7pm PDT - The Seven Generations and The Seven Grandfather Teachings - with James Vukelich - Webinar

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This talk will present the traditional teachings of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabeg as a means of developing interconnectedness and interdependence. The seven grandfather teachings, the sacred law of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabeg, show us how to lead Mino-bimaadiziwin ‘the good life' a life of without contradiction or conflict, a life of peace and balance.

Takeaways from this Webinar

This presentation will break up ancient words and teachings morphologically and etymologically so that participants learn how the language defines and outlines how to live a good life.
• Participants will learn about the concept of Mino-bimaadiziwin 'The Good Life'
• Participants will come away with a greater understanding of the Chi-dibaakonigewin
'Sacred Law' of the Anishinaabeg 'Ojibwe'.
• Participants will learn how the culture and teachings are deeply embedded in the language.
• Participants will learn a model to introduce concepts of interdependence and interconnection to native and non-native students and educators.

This webinar will be recorded. The replay link will be sent out to all registrants via email following the webinar.

About James

James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw, a descendant of Turtle Mountain, is an international speaker, author of 'The Seven Generations & the Seven Grandfather Teachings' & the creator of Ojibwe Word of the Day.

He is passionate about inspiring people to live the good life by sharing ancient wisdom to influence modern solutions through an indigenous perspective.

​James is recognized as a leading voice on the inter-connectedness of language & culture. His keen insights were developed through speaking with and recording elders and native language speakers (many of whom have since passed on) in Canada, Michigan and Minnesota as part of the Ojibwe Language Dictionary Project.

​For over twenty years, James has moved seamlessly through diverse settings locally and internationally. In addition to keynote speeches for academic, philanthropic, business and community organizations, he facilitates local community round-table groups. He has consulted with school districts, colleges, historical societies and government agencies to develop and teach language and cultural programs. He has also been featured on numerous podcasts, radio & television programs in an addition to publications.

When he is not speaking, writing, teaching or traveling, James enjoys spending time with his wife and son in the Twin Cities, MN.