Notable Quotes

The American Indian

The American Indian has only one country to defend, and when you're picked on, the American Indian never turns his back.

We Do Not Want

We do not want riches, but we want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches, we want peace and love.

We All Come From

We all come from the same root, but the leaves are all different.

The Most Cowardly

The most cowardly way of quitting is hitting.

Wait Long Enough

Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.

We Must Return

We must return to the level of trust our ancestors had with their children.


Rice is our most important grain, as a people. It's used to tell the story of our migration.

Each of Us

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this world.

When Our Young People

When our young people can no longer speak their language, then cultural genocide has taken place.

Popular Culture

Popular culture seems to represent Native Americans as these mythical beings of the past and the heritage-month activities are trying to break down those stereotypes. People should know that we aren't a monolithic group of people. We are comedians, authors, singers, and our cultures are very much alive today.