George; Campiou

Wahkohtowin - Cree Natural Law

Discussions by four Cree Elders; George Brertton, Fred Campiou, Isaac Chamakese and William Dreaver, give insight into the differences between Canadian law and Cree Natural Law and why Natural Law is needed in contemporary society. Wahkohtowin means "everything is related." It is one of the basic principles of Cree Natural Law passed through language, song, prayer, and storytelling. The Elders explain that by following the teachings of Wahkohtowin individuals, communities and societies are healthier.