Notable Quotes

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


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


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