Seven Sacred Teachings

Consultant: Jennifer Oborne Crolly

An Aboriginal perspective brings a worldview that is different from the view of mainstream education. It is one that touches the heart and spirit as well as the mind, and can enrich how we learn, what we talk about, how we feel, and who we become…

The 7 Sacred Teachings in traditional Anishinabe culture are Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth. Each provides the opportunity for positive and authentic conversation about the things in life that truly matter: How do we do well with ourselves? How do we do with each other? How do we do with our communities? How do we do well with our Earth?

Together they provide a conceptual framework of how to live in a good way, as reflected in the animal world. Jennifer can effectively speak to and provide resources for 7 Teachings programming for schools, and share Songs that honour each Teaching.

Jennifer offers workshops for educators or direct instruction with students. For instance, workshops for teachers include:
• Introduction to the 7 Teachings – a half-day workshop
• 7 Teachings – Building Your Resources – a half-day workshop
• Implementing a School-Wide 7 Teachings Program – a series of 8 half-day workshops intended for deeper exploration, resource development, expression of these Teachings in a school-wide context, and ‘growing voice’ to lead such programming.
All content is tailored to the specific needs of the school.

Jennifer is a highly skilled professional with over 25 years of combined experience as a Student Services Teacher, an Aboriginal Perspectives Consultant, and a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. She offers a variety of contract services to schools to assist them in integrating Aboriginal perspectives in education, and provides unique supports through BodyTalk to help address a range of classroom needs such as issues of behaviour, stress, classroom or staff dynamics, and teacher wellness.

Fees are typically $500 per half-day, $900 per full-day plus expenses. Lesser fees will be negotiated when a school engages Jennifer on an ongoing basis of five or more days.

Availability: Any time during the school year as negotiated