Notable Quotes

One Does Not

One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.

In the Beginning

In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon should man learn: all things tell of Tirawa.

We Are the Natural Nurturers

We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother. The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works.

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.