Notable Quotes

I Hope

I hope the Great Heavenly Father, who will look down upon us, will give all the tribes his blessing, that we may go forth in peace, and live in peace all our days, and that He will look down upon our children and finally lift us far above this earth.

Indians Chase

Indians chase the vision, white men chase the dollar.

We Must Protect

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.

When It Comes Time to Die

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

The Old People

The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.

Our Churches

Our churches are being attacked and our people can't go to them to pray. It's a fight against white men with gold in their eyes.

One of the Things

One of the things the old people taught me about the spirits was to never have a doubt.

Indians Living Close to Nature

Indians living close to nature and nature's ruler are not living in darkness.

My People Understand

My people understand that you children are sacred. You are precious. You are our future. Your elders, parents and teachers need to teach you well so that you can help them when they are old. Listen to what they are teaching you so you will know what to do when you are in charge.

The Wisdom

To me, the wisdom the Elders have to manifest is in teaching people how to live in harmony and balance with each other and the earth.