The Elders

“Elders are given the responsibility to keep the memory, history and knowledge of the Iiyiyuu ancestors. Elders possess the knowledge and understanding of Iiyiyuu teachings. Elders share life experiences and stories to help the people make decisions. Elders are important in the resolution of personal, family, community and Iiyiyuu matters.”

“Elders are a voice of moderation, experience and guidance. They preserve Iiyiyuu's judgement as a People and look after the needs of a Nation. Elders are a bonding force as they have always acted to preserve Iiyiyuu unity.”1

  • 1. Source: Cree Iiyiyuu Estchee Commission on Self-Determination: The Voice of a Nation and people on Iiyiyuu and Iiyiyuu Estchee, 1996.