James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw: The Seven Grandfather Teachings

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
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About the Facilitator

James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw, a descendent of Turtle Mountain, is an international speaker, author & the creator of Ojibwe Word of the Day.

His mission is to inspire people to live the good life by sharing ancient wisdom to influence modern solutions through an indigenous perspective.

James is recognized as a leading voice on the interconnectedness of language & culture. His keen insights were developed through speaking with and recording elders and native language speakers (many of whom have since passed on) in Canada, Michigan and Minnesota as part of the Ojibwe Language Dictionary Project.

For over twenty years, James has moved seamlessly through diverse settings locally and internationally. In addition to keynote speeches for academic, philanthropic, business and community organizations, he facilitates local community roundtable groups. He has consulted with school districts, colleges, historical societies and government agencies to develop and teach language and cultural programs. He has also been featured on numerous podcasts, radio & television programs in an addition to publications.

When he is not speaking, writing, teaching or traveling, James enjoys spending time with his wife and son in the South Metro.

Learn more about Kaagegaabaw and check out his social media at https://www.jamesvukelich.com/.

The Seven Grandfather Teachings: Debwewin (Truth), Zoongidi’ewin (Courage), Manaaji’idiwin (Respect), Gwayakwaadiziwin (Integrity), Zaagi’idiwin (Love), Nibwaakaawin (Wisdom), Dabasendizowin (Humility) are guiding principles that the Anishinaabeg live by in order to live Mino Bimaadiziwin (a good life).

Please join the Office of Indigenous Relations in welcoming James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw for a virtual talk about The Seven Grandfather Teachings, how these teachings are reflected in Anishinaabemowin (the Ojibwe language), and how we are guided by the seven generations before and after us. 

Registration is now closed, however, we still have a few tickets available. If you would like to attend, please email indigenousrelations@uwaterloo.ca and we will provide the zoom link while space lasts.