Mokakioyis Medicine Wheel Wisdom Issues Learning Meyopimatisiwin home


An excellent lesson in humility and working for stature.

Wesakechak feels he deserves a more powerful name. He convinces his fellow creatures to ask the Creator to give out new names. Wesakechak becomes so fixed on being the first in line at the naming ceremony that he tries to stay awake all night. Of course, he falls asleep towards dawn and is so late for the ceremony that he ends up with his old name. But the creator gives him a new job - he will become the teacher of the First People. This way he will make his name important, not the other way around.