Notable Quotes

Together

As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together we make a mighty fist. — Sitting  Bull

Justice

Justice is not a flexible tool.  Unless we all do our part to ensure that justice is applied equally to all human beings, we are a party to its abuse.  We must stand together to protect the rights of others. — Leonard Peltier

The Same Root

We all come from the same root, but the leaves are all different. — John Fire Lame Deer, Lakota

A Responsibility

I believe our country has a responsibility to keep the promises we have made to the First Americans. And we must start with the young people, many of whom are struggling to find opportunities to improve their lives. — Former senator Byron Dorgan

By Love, Not Force

Why will you take by force what you may obtain by love? — Powhatan, Alogonquin

Wrong

Although wrong has been done to me, I live in hope. — Chief Black Kettle, Cheyenne leader

This Mountain

This mountain has my heart. This land is our church. — Caleen Sisk, spiritual leader and tribal chief of Winnemen Wintu Tribe

Death of Fear

The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do. — Sequichie Comingdeer, Cherokee leader

Define Me

One of the things my parents taught me, and I’ll always be grateful for the gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me. — Wilma Mankiller, first female chief of the Cherokee Nation

We Are Not Myths

We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoo. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism. — Rigoberta Menchu, Quiche, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1992

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