Notable Quotes

In the Old Days

In the old days, everyone who was born had a purpose, but that belief had faded away some over the years.  Now we are working with our kids to re-instill that mind set. We want our future to remain strong and to continue to move forward. — Jennifer Porter, Kootenai

Our Rights

We must act as a guardian of our rights. — Willie Littlechild, Cree

Love Your Life

Love your life, perfect your life, Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long, and its purpose in the service of your people. — Chief Tecumseh 

Good Words

Good words do not last long unless they amount to something — Chief Joseph

My Education

I got my education from my culture. My teachers were my grandmothers, and I am really thankful for that. — Mary One Spot, Sarcee

Old People

The old people must start talking and the young people must start listening. — Thomas Banyacya, Hopi

Grandfather Says

Grandfather says, "You must not hurt anybody or do harm to anyone. You must not fight. Do right always. It will give you satisfaction in life." — Wovoka, Paiute

The Difference

The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment. — Unknown


Music is known as the universal language, a healing force. Hopefully, when people hear my music, it will inspire them to fulfill their responsibilities to protect Mother Earth. — Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida

Our Sacred Sites

Our sacred sites are more precious than gold. — Phil Emerson, Quechan