Notable Quotes

Great Things

He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone. — Seneca

Poverty

Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man. — Sioux

Involve Me

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. — Tribe Unknown

If We Embrace

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

Native Woman

Nine out of 10 people think that as a Native American woman, I'm supposed to look like either that Land-O-Lakes butter girl, or Disney's Pocahontas. — Charlotte Chinanao, Dineh and Jemez youth activist.

We Were Here

We were here prior to U.S. nationhood. The average American needs to get off the fallacy we're going to be like everybody else. It's not going to happen. — Cedric Sunray

My Reason

My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold. The Great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon. So long as they occupy and cultivate it, they have a right to the soil. Nothing can be sold but such things as can be carried away. — Black Hawk

We Do Not Own

We do not own the freshness of the air or the sparkle of the water. How can you buy them from us? — Sealth

Hold On

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.

Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.

Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.

—Pueblo Prayer

Our Lands

We know our lands have now become more valuable. The white people think we do not know their value; but we know that the land is everlasting, and the few goods we receive for it are soon worn out and gone. — Canassatego

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