The bald eagle is sacred to American Indians, and was named as the national emblem on June 20, 1872.


The history of American Indians includes words and wisdom passed down through the generations since time immemorial. All tribal nations and cultures on Turtle Island, such as the Cherokee,... Read More
The crescent moon and Venus at sunset over the San Gabriel Mountains.


I think over again my small adventures My fears, those small ones that seemed so big For all the vital things I had to get and reach And yet there is one... Read More
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 teach... Read More
Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada

Speak the Truth

What the people believe is true. — Anishinabe   When a white army battles Indians and wins, it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called massacre... Read More
A lot of people call it “life itself,” “the source of life,” or “sacred mother corn.” Corn can be used for more than just cooking.
Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and A.. Read More
We need to hear the wisdom of our Native elders and take it to heart.


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 must... Read More

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