Land – Beginner – EN
We offer thanks (gratitude) to nature. We show respect to the land by taking care of it. The land helps us breathe. kinanâskomitin = I thank you Marsee = Thank you The land provides us food and shelter. Indigenous languages and knowledge connect to the land. Indigenous stories and ceremonies are connected to the land. The land is like our mother. “Knowledge and ways of knowing are embedded in languages: Indigenous languages contain knowledge about these lands, the earth, and how to live in harmony with it and each other…” “The land is a sacred trust from the Creator. The land is the giver of life like a mother. ” Niá:wen = Thank you Mahsi’ choo = Thank you very much Nitsiniiyi'taki = I thank you Yawʌko - A big thank you Nakurmiik = Thank you

We offer thanks (gratitude) to nature.

We show respect to the land by taking care of it.

The land helps us breathe.

kinanâskomitin = I thank you

Nêhiyawak
Plains Cree

Marsee = Thank you

Michif
Métis

The land provides us food and shelter.

Indigenous languages and knowledge connect to the land.

Indigenous stories and ceremonies are connected to the land.

The land is like our mother.

“Knowledge and ways of knowing are embedded in languages: Indigenous languages contain knowledge about these lands, the earth, and how to live in harmony with it and each other…”

Makokis, D. J., Shirt, M. V., Chisan, S. L., Mageau, A. Y., & Steinhauer, D. M. (2010). mâmawi-nehiyaw iyinikahiwewin: Social Science and Humanities Research Council Project Final Report. Blue Quills First Nations College. From https://www.bluequills.ca/wp

“The land is a sacred trust from the Creator. The land is the giver of life like a mother. ”

Littlebear, D. L. (2009). Naturalizing Indigenous Knowledge: Synthesis Paper. Canadian Council on Learning Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre. From http://neatoeco.com/iwise3/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/NaturalizingIndigenousKnowledge_LeroyLittlebear.pdf

Niá:wen = Thank you

Kanien'kéha 
Mohawk

Mahsi’ choo = Thank you very much

Gwich’in

Nitsiniiyi'taki = I thank you

Kainai 
Blackfoot

Yawʌko - A big thank you

Haudenosaunee Confederacy
Oneida

Nakurmiik = Thank you

Inuktitut (INUIT)
South Qikiqtaaluk