Notable Quotes

We Have a Choice

We don't have to say or think what we don't wish to. We have a choice in those things, and we have to realize that and practice using that choice. — Rolling Thunder, Cherokee

Role Model

I've always wanted to be role model. I've always wanted to stay an Indian. I wanted the little kids to know that. — Norval Morrisseau, Anishinabe

Don't Be Mediocre

Do something of consequence. Don’t be mediocre. — Winona LaDuke


Where no one intrudes, many can live in harmony. — Chief Dan George

I Have Been

I have been to the end of the earth. I have been to the end of the waters. I have been to the end of the sky. I have been to the end of the mountains. I have found none that are not my friends." — Navajo proverb


If we can't protect the Earth, can't protect the sky; if we can't protect our sacred sites, then we've failed the world. — Jewell Praying Wolf James, Lummi


How many more times will it be necessary to repeat that the most destructive weapon of mass destruction in the world today is poverty? We must harness globalization. We must turn it into a positive force for all peoples of the world. — Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva

The Classroom

We need more collaborative efforts from the top down into the classroom where the most effective results will be realized. — Ray Lorton, Chief Leschi School Superintendent


The role of food is important, but it's gotten to the point where we become gluttons.... We could spend a lot more time really thinking about what's going on in our world and giving more thanks. — Flying Eagle, chief of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

A Price to Pay

There is a price to pay, a payment that has to happen to protect sacred places. — Tim Mentz, Standing Rock Sioux.