Notable Quotes

Pick Yourself Up

Don’t listen to peers who say you can’t do what you want to do. If you fail at something, just pick yourself up and try again. That’s what I did. — Milton Paddlety, Kiowa

We Can't Be Selfish

We can't be selfish. We don't come here for ourselves. Whether we know it or not, our people, our tribes, are depending on us. — Casey Douma, president of Haskell Indian University's Student Senate

Stereotypes

It's time to break the stereotypes of American Indians present in the entertainment industry. Our cultures have been co-opted and distorted by the mainstream media for the entertainment of others. — Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative

Brothers and Sisters

We may be different tribes, but we're all brothers and sisters. — Opal Gore, Comanche Nation

The Future

To see the future, you only have to look at the past. — Wilma Mankiller

Teach the Children

The most important thing to me is to teach the children, so that our culture never dies. — Blackhawk SanCarlos, Mohawk and Apache

Native Youth

It’s time for Native youth to be seen and heard. — Christopher James, 16

Make an Example

By eating our traditional food and turning off our televisions, we can make an example every day. — Tex Hall

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

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