Notable Quotes

Change

If you're blaming people, they're holding you captive — and you're never going to change. — Pershlie "Perci" Ami, Hopi

Our Struggle

Our struggle is not about us, it's about our children who are the present and the future. — Dolores Pompa (Lozana), Lipan Apache
 

Sharing and Giving

Sharing and giving are the ways of God. — Sauk

Do Not Hate Your Neighbor

Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself. — Pima

Cherish

Cherish youth, but trust old age. — Pueblo

Earth, Teach Me

Earth teach me quiet — as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering — as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility — as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring — as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage — as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation — as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom — as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance — as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal — as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself  — as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness — as dry fields weep with rain.

— A Ute Prayer
 

Impact

I remember hearing stories from my mother and father about their parents and grandparents when they were taken off the reservation, taken to the boarding schools, and pretty much taught to be ashamed of who they were as Native Americans. You can feel that impact today. — Chaske Spencer

Impact

I remember hearing stories from my mother and father about their parents and grandparents when they were taken off the reservation, taken to the boarding schools, and pretty much taught to be ashamed of who they were as Native Americans. You can feel that impact today. — Chaske Spencer

Aliens

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. — Stephen Hawking

All Birds

All birds, even those of the same species, are not alike, and it is the same with animals and with human beings. The reason Wakan Tanka does not make two birds, or animals, or human beings exactly alike is because each is placed here by WakanTanka to be an independent individuality and to rely upon itself. — Shooter, Teton Sioux

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