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wâhkôhtowin - Acuitas Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

Indigenous Nations have always had structure and intentional ways of living on these lands. In Cree law, there is the fundamental concept of wâhkôhtowin, which can loosely translate to the rules that govern the relationships between one living thing and another, or kinship. However, wâhkôhtowin also encompasses the reality that all of creation is related and interconnected, with reciprocal responsibilities to one another. Healthy relationships are the result of living in wâhkôhtowin, as wâhkôhtowin expresses the notion of an overarching law of respect and belonging.

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