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Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesnt make a corporation a terrorist.
Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.
We are a part of everything that is beneath us, above us, and around us. Our past is our present, our present is our future, and our future is seven generations past and present.
If we build a society based on honoring the earth, we build a society which is sustainable, and has the capacity to support all life forms.
Let us be the ancestors our descendants will thank.
There is no social-change fairy. There is only change made by the hands of individuals.
The difference between a white man and an Indian is this- A white man wants to leave money to his children. An Indian wants to leave forests.
What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time.
The only compensation for land is land.
It's time to transition beyond our fossil fuel addiction to a just economy based on green jobs, renewable energy, and local organic food.
Our forests are not for toilet paper. They are worth more standing than cut. That deserves to be defended, not only by native peoples but also by environmentalists.
I see a lot of damage to Mother Earth. I see water being taken from creeks where water belongs to animals, not to oil companies.
You've got to get people to believe that change is possible... You have to show that you can fight things successfully even if you don't win.
We must keep these waters for wild rice, these trees for maple syrup, our lakes for fish, and our land and aquifers for all of our relatives - whether they have fins, roots, wings, or paws.
In the time of the sacred sites and the crashing of ecosystems and worlds, it may be worth not making a commodity out of all that is revered.
I would like to see as many people patriotic to a land as I have seen patriotic to a flag.
What our Seventh Generation will have is a consequence of our actions today.
I’m not a patriot to a flag, I’m a patriot to a land.
One of the major differences I see in the political climate today is that there is less collective support for coming to critical consciousness – in communities, in institutions, among friends.
Native communities are focal points for the excrement of industrial society.
It's time to respect the treaties our ancestors signed and care for our land, water, and cultures so that they remain healthy for our future generations.
Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.