Notable Quotes

With Prayer

With prayer and good intentions, we make our lives sacred and so come to balance. — Don Jose Matsua,  Huichol

The Universe Is Mind

Indians believe the universe is mind, but they explore the spiritual end of  it, not the physical end. — Vine Deloria, Yankton Sioux

We Honor

We honor the memory of our people. To do less is to treat them less and we cannot do that. — John Brown, Narragansett


When an elder is gone, what he knows, the songs, the history, whatever he didn't set down, that knowledge is buried underneath the ground. — Danny Lopez, Tohono O'odham

Seventh Generation

What our Seventh Generation will have is a consequence of our actions today. — Winona LaDuke


Mother Earth is not a resource, she is an heirloom. — David Ipinia, Yurok

I Am Just a Woman

Remember that I am just a woman who is living a very abundant life. Every step I take forward is on a path paved by strong Indian women before me. — Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee

The Moon

So we are connected to the moon. That gives us power—a connection to the Earth and the moon—that men don't know about. — Cecilia Mitchell, Mohawk


We were taught generosity to the poor and reverence for the Great Mystery. Religion was the basis of all Indian training. — Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), Santee Sioux


It's disheartening to see Native American fashion as cheap knockoffs. To change that, we have to be the voice for what Native American fashion is, instead of just complaining about it. — Bethanie Yellowtail, Northern Cheyenne