The Seven Grandfather Teachings
By Dwayne Wabegijig
This 4 foot by 2 and a half foot acrylic painting is a contemporary woodland style work that represents the seven Grandfather teachings gifted to the aboriginal peoples of Canada.
The seven main clans are represented here by the Sacred fire along with an elder who’s passing along the traditions and teachings of the first peoples. Along with the teachings, there are ceremonies including smudging, food offerings to the ancestors and prayers made with the pipe that are then carried by the eagle to the creator.
My hope is that this work will help show the younger generation of aboriginal people that our tradition is strong, beautiful and only by coming together and sharing our stories with each other can we continue that tradition.