QualityJanuary 05, 2015
America is not made of just white people. We all bring a certain quality to America. — Briana Welsh
Secret to SuccessJanuary 02, 2015
There is but one secret to success: Never give up. ― Ben Nighthorse Campbell
The AnimalsDecember 31, 2014
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better. — American Indian proverb
These WordsDecember 29, 2014
These words from our past, tell us of the pain and loss we, the children of the Earth, feel in our hearts and express our concern for, not only our future but the future of the world as we watch the land being raped in the name of progress. I welcome your thoughts and if you have a quote youd like to share, then send them in and Ill post them here. Thanks for your input. — Santana, Kiowa Chief
Time to DieDecember 26, 2014
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. — Chief Aupumut, Mohican.
The Earth Is SoreDecember 24, 2014
When we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When we dig roots, we make little holes. When we build houses, we make little holes. When we burn grass for grasshoppers, we don't ruin things. We shake down acorns and pine nuts. We don't chop down the trees. We only use dead wood. But the white people plow up the ground, pull down the trees, kill everything. ... The white people pay no attention. ...How can the spirit of the earth like the White man? ... Everywhere the white man has touched it, it is sore. — Wintu Woman, 19th Century
Four ColorsDecember 22, 2014
There are many things to be shared with the Four Colors of humanity in our common destiny as one with our Mother the Earth. It is this sharing that must be considered with great care by the Elders and the medicine people who carry the Sacred Trusts, so that no harm may come to people through ignorance and misuse of these powerful forces. — Resolution of the Fifth Annual Meetings of the Traditional Elders Circle, 1980
HumankindDecember 19, 2014
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. — Chief Seattle
DeliberationDecember 17, 2014
In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. — Iroquois maxim
Hold OnDecember 15, 2014
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