ᒪᒪᐤ ᐅᐱᑭᐦᐊᐊᐧᓱᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᒪᒋᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᐊᓂᑫ ᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᑕᓇᐣᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᔓᐱᑭᐦᐊᐊᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐣ. ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧᔭᐠ, ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᓇᐁᐧᐣᑕᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᓂᑐ ᑲᑭ ᒥᓂᑯᔭᐠ, ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐦᑕ ᐃᒪ ᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᒪᓴᑲᔦ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐊᐊᐧᑯᒥᑎᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ. ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐃᐧᔭ ᐁᐸᐸᒥᓯᑲᐣᑕᐣᐠ ᒋᑲᓇᐁᐧᓂᒪᔭᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐸᒥᐦᐊᔭᐠ ᐊᐁᐧ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᐡ.
Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin is rooted in our traditional customs of caring for children. In our culture, children are regarded as sacred gifts from the Creator, not only to the family but also to the larger community of extended family members. Everyone shares in the responsibility of protecting and caring for that child.