Notable Quotes

Powerful

Take care of your mind. Watch your words, they are really powerful. Same with your bodies. Take care of yourself. You are very powerful. — Sam Benally, Navajo

Natural Nurterers

We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother. The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works. — Agnes Baker-Pilgrim, Takelma

Moral Obligations

The federal government has continually reneged on its trust and moral obligations to meet the educational, healthcare and housing needs of Indians and these needs far outweigh the imperceptible contribution that the proposed [2006 budget] cuts will make to reducing the deficit. — Senator John McCain

Our Language

When our young people can no longer speak their language, then cultural genocide has taken place. — Darlene Pipe-Boy

Prayer

It's really sad when a young person tells you he doesn't know how to pray. It's sad when a native speaker feels like he doesn't know how to pray. In Indian country, its all made up as you go along. — Allen Sockabasin, Passamaquoddy

Immigrants

Except for Native Americans, everyone else is an immigrant. — Vickie Whitewolf

Family

Family is sacred, sacred, and sacred. — Vernon Ray, Shawnee

Our Children

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. — Sitting Bull

Knowledge

Knowledge can be learned but until it is truly experienced, it does not become wisdom. — Selo Black Crow. Lakota

Ask

If you don't know something, ask someone who does. — Rosa Winfree

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