Drawing inspiration from the Anishinaabe Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, Our People. Our Culture. (APTN’s Culture Code) highlights the importance of leading our interactions in a positive way, from a place of understanding and appreciation for all of our employees and their relations. Much like the sacred teachings, the different pieces of Our People. Our Culture. are woven together and are intended as guiding principles in our conduct towards others and our surroundings.
As we each reflect on these teachings, it’s important for us to ask ourselves which parts of them speak to us most. How do you see yourself in this culture code? How can you practice the principles of this code in your day-to-day work? What can you take away from this code that might help you outside of APTN? These are just a few of the questions that can help us gain a more in-depth understanding of Our People. Our Culture. Please keep in mind that we all bring different knowledge systems, identities and experiences to the table that will impact the way we interpret this code. What matters most is that we reflect on these teachings and practice them with intention.
This culture code was created in consultation with Elder Ruth Christie.