Elder’s Meditation of the Day November 8

“See how the boy is with his sister and the other ones of his home lodge and you can know how the man will be with your daughter.”
–LAKOTA Proverb

Very early in our lives we form beliefs, attitudes, expectations and habits. We will live by these habits when we are older. The Elders say to watch the boy with his sister. If he is respectful and treats her good, then odds are that is the way he will treat all women when he is older. Also, watch the young girl and how she treats her brother, for that will indicate what kind of woman she will be to her man. We need to teach our children to respect one another while they are young. The best way to teach them is to show respect ourselves.

Great Spirit, let me be a role model for the children.


Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
A man should not hit women or beat them. He should seek to treat all women with respect no matter what may have been done or not done. Sometimes we allow anger from hurt to be vindictive and we say things that need not be said but we do anyhow because we fail to think about how Creator would handle a situation first. Look into the heart and mind not the skin covering.
Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Without the women we would not have our lives, Thank you and please watch over them and help men to stop the persecution and disrespect of women. The women certainly are our equals. Please keep guiding me to this understanding.

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