Notable Quotes


By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety." Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), Lakota

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