Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

5 Cree words from the tipi pole teachings

Life lessons for everyone - in one of the languages of Treaty 6 territory

"The tipi pole teachings represent a guide to good living for Aboriginal people," says Derek Thunder, NAIT Encana Aboriginal Student Centre co-ordinator.

Given the humanitarian nature of the 15 Cree teachings, we can all likely benefit from the wisdom - and learn a few very important words in a language of Canada's First Nations.

Watch the video above to learn how to say 5 of the teachings, selected and demonstrated by Thunder.