Notable Quotes

Only When ...

Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. — Cree Indian Proverb

May the Stars

May the stars carry your sadness away,

May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,

May hope forever wipe away your tears.

And above all, may silence make you strong.

— Chief Dan George

Peace and Happiness

Peace and happiness are available in every moment. Peace is every step. We shall walk hand in hand. There are no political solutions to spiritual problems. Remember: if the Creator put it there, it is in the right place. The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. Tell your people that, since we were promised we should never be moved, we have been moved five times. — Unknown


The greatest strength is in gentleness. — Leon Shenandoah, Onondaga


By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety." Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), Lakota

With Prayer

With prayer and good intentions, we make our lives sacred and so come to balance. — Don Jose Matsua,  Huichol

The Universe Is Mind

Indians believe the universe is mind, but they explore the spiritual end of  it, not the physical end. — Vine Deloria, Yankton Sioux

We Honor

We honor the memory of our people. To do less is to treat them less and we cannot do that. — John Brown, Narragansett


When an elder is gone, what he knows, the songs, the history, whatever he didn't set down, that knowledge is buried underneath the ground. — Danny Lopez, Tohono O'odham

Seventh Generation

What our Seventh Generation will have is a consequence of our actions today. — Winona LaDuke