Notable Quotes

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


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


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


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