common industry wisdom was to take your start from that little stage
just high enough to bruise the shins of an often questionable crowd,
the question being, how many people constitute a crowd?
The initiates were instructed in the codes of conduct and ethics and given the history of the Ojibway Warrior Society, songs and ceremonies. They were also taught the four guiding principles of the O-KII-JI-DA society, which are duty, responsibility, obligation and loyalty.
the Harmony Keepers do, a member Jerry Lopez said, "The Harmony Keepers protect the sacredness of ceremonies or the peace at events. In order to do that, it means that you have to learn the ceremonies, the history, culture and tradition.
Then learn how to defend them without violence. You have to learn to defend them by learning the culture."
O-KII-JI-DA, in Ojibway can be broken down into several different words and has evolved over time,
ogi" meaning him or her, "chi" meaning big or great and "ohday" meaning heart. O-KII-JI-DA means "a person with great heart."