What guides us.

Wisdom. Truth. Love. Respect. Bravery. Honesty. Humility.

These seven small words have helped our Tribal community do big things. Like our forefathers before us, we continue to practice these seven principles every day. By thoughtfully weaving each one into our company culture, we remain connected to our Tribal past while paving the way for its future.

01

Dbandewen (love)

Love your brothers and sisters and share with them.

+ Help each other because we know that a team achieves greater results
+ Show kindness and empathy to each other
+ Show pride and love for the culture by practicing it everyday
+ Nurture and value each other so that we all feel worthy

02

DÉBWÉWEN (TRUTH)

Be true in everything that you do. Be true to yourself and to your fellow humans.

+ Take accountability for our own actions; we do not blame each other
+ Follow through on our words, so that our tasks and projections are completed
+ Provide positive feedback and encouragement so that we build trust and open communication
+ Speak only the truth so that we do not hurt each other by gossip

03

MNADÉNDEMWEN (RESPECT)

You must give respect if you expect respect. Respect everyone, all persons and all things created.

+ Respect the diversity each person brings so ideas and services flourish
+ Respect the grounds in which we work so that they remain strong and healthy for the future
+ Maintain integrity in your words, actions, and attitude so others feel respected

04

WÉDASÉWEN (BRAVERY)

To do what is right, even in the most difficult of times.

+ Do what is right in the face of adversity, to set examples of courage
+ Accept challenges outside of our comfort zone because we are not afraid to fail
+ Express confidence in our words, beliefs and actions, even when what is right is not popular

05

GWÉKWADSEWEN (HONESTY)

Be honest in every action and provide good feelings in your heart.

+ Always let honesty lead our words, actions and beliefs
+ Maintain honest and good intentions in all interactions
+ Set healthy boundaries and treat others how we would like to be treated

06

MWAKAWEN (WISDOM)

We cherish knowledge, wisdom is used for the good of the people.

+ Demonstrate professionalism, we are all leaders in the eyes of those we serve
+ Value ongoing education and training so that we are always providing quality services
+ Practice mentorship to inspire future leaders

07

ÉNBESÉNDOWEN (HUMILITY)

Know that you are equal to everyone else, no better, no less.

+ Show humility by admitting when we are wrong or overwhelmed, allowing help when needed
+ Remember that each person is valuable and has strengths different from others
+ Be accepting of feedback and use it as an opportunity to grow
+ Allow humor to be a part of your work day. Share your laughter, humor and joys with others

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