Collective Values Guiding Our Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee 


RESPECT

  • Assume good intentions, and listen carefully to the words, and feelings of others 
  • Demonstrate kindness, and dignity in situations where there are differing options, and alternate positions 
  • Avoid taking things personally 
  • Search for answers, so as not to assign blame for problems

COURAGE

  • Take risks - learn from what doesn’t work
  • Take ownership for outcomes
  • Stand for the highest order of values, and practices

HONESTY

  • Communicate with openness, clarity, and avoid pettiness
  • Use works carefully 
  • See oneself as transparent, without a hidden agenda or ​seeking control of others

LOVE

  • Use intuition, not just one’s mental abilities
  • Let decisions be made from the heart
  • Come forward to express opinions from a position of love, not fear

HUMILITY

  • Understand that the whole is greater than the parts
  • Reflect inner peace knowing that the Creator guides us, and holds all power
  • Keep an open mind, and heart

WISDOM

  • Use discernment, not judgment
  • Trust the process, even if you don’t always agree with the decisions
  • See wisdom in all ways, faith, and traditions, and to commit to being a seeker
  • Understand, and appreciate that we are the voices for the children and youth, and their needs

TRUTH

  • Keep agreements, and to walk knowing we are guided by the Spirits, the Ancestors, and the Great Mystery
    in all that we do and say
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