Notable Quotes


Generations have struggled to learn, despite efforts to eliminate our traditions and language. Having a strong sense of yourself and your community is a great foundation for learning. — Agnes Chavis, Lumbee

Voice of the Voiceless

The voice of the voiceless must be heard. — Maxine Brings Him Back-Janis, Lakota

The Color

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. — Ward Elliot Hour


Have you ever noticed that aliens never abduct Indians? Too much trouble.— Joe Medina, Lipan Apache

Share It

What you learn, take it with you and share it with others.— Tony Incashola, Flathead

Pick Yourself Up

Don’t listen to peers who say you can’t do what you want to do. If you fail at something, just pick yourself up and try again. That’s what I did. — Milton Paddlety, Kiowa 

Know Your Teacher

If one ventures into another religious faith, it's best to know your teacher. — Jodi Lee Rave

The Best I Can

I apologize to my elders for speaking. I am young, and I am learning. I want you to know that I take the thoughts of all the people with me with a good heart each day when I go to work. I carry that good with me all day, the best I can. — Bill Mendoza, Lakota

A Cold Wind

A cold wind blew on the prairie on the day the last buffalo fell. A death wind for my people. — Sitting Bull


Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. — Cherokee Proverb