Only when the last tree has diedand the last river has been poisonedand the last fish has been caughtwill we realize that we can't eat money
Native American Proverb
Source: Cree proverb
Contributed by: Hannah
Treat the Earth well: It was not given to you by your parents,it was loaned to you by your children.
Contributed by: tara
A Native American boy was talking with his grandfather."What do you think about the world situation?" he asked.The grandfather replied, "I feel like wolves are fighting in my heart. One is full of anger and hatred; the other is full of love, forgiveness, and peace.""Which one will win?" asked the boy.To which the grandfather replied, "The one I feed."
Source: The Power of Intention
Contributed by: Aline
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Contributed by: Mike
When the Wisdom of the Grandmothers is finally Heard and Respected, the World will Heal.
Source: Native American Prophecy
Contributed by: YOUniverse
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
Contributed by: Kristen
American Sioux Indian story The creator gathered all of creation and said,"I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realisation that they create their own reality". The Eagle said, "Give it to me, i will take it to the moon".The creator said, "No, one day they will go there and find it".The salmon said, "I will bury it at the bottom of the ocean".The creator said, " No they will go there too".The buffalo said, "I will bury it on the great plains".The creator said, " No, they will cut the skin of the Earth and find it even there".Grandmother mole, who lives in the breast of Mother earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes said, "Put it inside of them".And the creator said, "It is done!"
Contributed by: hellaD
There should be those among whom we can sit and weep and still be counted as warriors.
Source: Ojibwas Saying
Contributed by: Robert 'Standing Eagle'
Sorrow shared is halved, and joy is doubled.
Source: Native American Saying
Contributed by: Tess
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