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Athabascan RavenAthabascan Cultural Values

 

 

 

  • Self-sufficiency and Hard Work
  • Care and Provision for the Family
  • Family Relations and Unity
  • Love for Children
  • Village Cooperation and Responsibility to Village
  • Humor
  • Honesty and Fairness
  • Sharing and Caring
  • Respect for Elders and Others
  • Respect for Knowledge & Wisdom from Life Experiences
  • Respect for the Land and Nature
  • Practice of Native Traditions
  • Honoring Ancestors
  • Spirituality

Traditional Athabascan Artwork

 Source: DENAKKANAAGA ELDERS CONFERENCE- 1985

MINTO FLATS
ATHABASKAN VALUES

 

Every Athabaskan Is Responsible To All Other Athabaskan For the Survival Of Our Cultural Spirit, and the Values and Traditions Through Which it Survives. Through Our Extended Family, We Retain, Teach, and Live Our Athabaskan Way.

 

With guidance and support from elders, we must teach our children Athabaskan values:

Knowledge of Language
Sharing
Respect for Others
Cooperation
Respect for Elders
Love for Children
Hard Work
Knowledge of Family Tree
Avoid Conflict
Respect for Nature
Spirituality
Humor
Family Roles
Hunter Success
Domestic Skills
Humility
Responsibility to Tribe

Our Understanding of Our Universe and Our Place In It Is
A Belief In God and a Respect For All His Creations

 

 
 

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