When a ChildFebruary 26, 2016
When a child my mother taught me the legends of our people; taught me of the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms. She also taught me to kneel and pray to Usen for strength, health, wisdom, and protection. We never prayed against any person, but if we had aught against any individual we ourselves took vengeance. We were taught that Usen does not care for the petty quarrels of men. — Geronimo [Goyathlay], Chiracahua Apache
The Great MysteryFebruary 24, 2016
From Wakan-Tanka, the Great Mystery, comes all power. It is from Wakan-Tanka that the holy man has wisdom and the power to heal and make holy charms. Man knows that all healing plants are given by Wakan-Tanka, therefore they are holy. So too is the buffalo holy, because it is the gift of Wakan-Tanka. — Flat-Iron (Maza Blaska Oglala Sioux Chief
A Wee ChildFebruary 22, 2016
A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan. — Zitkala-Sa
WithinFebruary 19, 2016
Our true enemies, as well as our true sources of strength, lie within. — Willaru Huayta, Quecha
AncestorsFebruary 17, 2016
I believe ancestors strengthen us and make us who we are. — Cea Anderson, Aleut/Lakota
OursFebruary 15, 2016
When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, "ours." — Vine Deloria Jr.
Set an ExampleFebruary 12, 2016
Children learn from what they see. We need to set an example of truth and action. — Howard Rainer, Taos Pueblo-Creek
OursFebruary 12, 2016
When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, 'ours.'" — Vine Deloria Jr.
Look DeeperFebruary 10, 2016
You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It's the pursuit of the dream that heals you. — Billy Mills
Hold OnFebruary 08, 2016
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