Notable Quotes

We Must Protect the Forests

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees. — Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation

The Ground

The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors. — Plenty Coups, Crow

Embrace

If we embrace one human being, If we enlighten one mind, If we warm one heart, We have then done well. — Dragging Wolf

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

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