SEVEN DIRECTIONS VISION STATEMENT
* The seven directions teaching is a three dimensional Iroquois medicine wheel (compass) that contains the four cardinal directions, earth, sky and self at the centre. The heart of this teaching is about regarding oneself as in relation to all other beings in creation.
The Seven Directions Land Recovery Project aims to create spaces where Indigenous peoples of this territory can reclaim our traditional stewardship of the land for the health of our communities, the broader society and the planet. In these spaces Seven Directions will support Indigenous peoples in reclaiming cultures that stem from the land and rebuilding strong communities, while inviting non-Indigenous counter-parts to learn from local traditions, and reconnect to their own ancestral ones in order to create models for living here that are in balance with the land and her people. Created by the Ontario-based organization, Seven Directions, in partnership with Schools Without Boarders, SDLRP will be networked with like-minded initiatives around the world -from organic farms and permaculture projects to eco-centres and indigenous communities. By creating spaces for peoples to reclaim ancient and contemporary methods of sustainable living that are rooted in culture, the SDLRP will contribute to healing communities, while also contributing to the protection of the earth.