Notable Quotes

We Need to Come Together

We are living in a time when we all need to come together and help one another. The spirits say we need to learn to get along. — Nathan Chasing Horse, Lakota

Racism

Racism is a disease in society. We’re all equal. I don’t care what their color is, or religion. As long as they’re human beings they’re my buddies. — Mandawuy Yunupingo, Yolngu musician

We Must Comprehend

We must comprehend in each of our hearts and minds the two ways we human beings are free to follow, as we choose: the good way, the spiritual way —or the unnatural way, the material way. It’s our personal choice, our personal decision—each of ours and all of ours. — Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, Sioux Nation

The Course of History

In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now. — Wangari Muta Maathi, Kikuyu political activist

Humankind

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think you were put here for something less? — Chief Arvol Looking Horse

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

Know Your Language

 You've got to know your language to understand your culture. — Beatrice Taylor, Ojibwe

Close to Nature

Indians living close to nature and nature's ruler are not living in darkness. — Walking Buffalo

Tribal Libraries

Tribal libraries now serve as the educational hub of the reservations. They're just absolutely critical. — Bonnie Biggs

Peace

Peace... comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. — Black Elk

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