- WAHKOTOWIN – Natural Law of Interconnectedness and interrelatedness uniting all of Creation – Nehiyawewin (Plains Cree)
- MAMOWI-MANACHITIWIN – Respect for all things – Anishinaabemowin (Saulteaux)
- UGI-DAGUCHIABI – Our interconnectedness with everything – Nakota (Assiniboine)
An intense and deep connectedness with all that surrounds us is a foundational concept of First Nations holistic development. This includes a connection to Mother Earth and all that the Universe contains, including a person’s relationships towards themselves, their families, communities, nations, all of the flora and fauna beings, and ultimately the Great Spirit that animates all.