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Get Off the Water
Alya Z. Bouvette, American Metis

"Like the Thunderbird of old I shall rise again out of the sea; I shall grab the instruments of the white man's success - his education, his skills, and with these new tools I shall build my race into the proudest segment of your society."  Chief Dan George, SALISH



Large Horse Bowl, 1990
Earl Robbins, Catawba

"When we become hollow bones there is no limit to what the Higher Powers can do in and through us in spiritual things."
Frank Fools Crow, LAKOTA

Bird of Myth
Nancy Desjarlais, Plains Cree/Metis

 "The stories are told in the longhouse are a very strict oral tradition.  They are so strict, they have held up in court, even though they were never put down in writing."  Gerard Rancourt Tsonakwa, Abenaki



“Even though Indian country has come a huge distance, if we don’t continue to protect what is right for all of us and educate all who we can, no one else will.” 
Michael Bucher, Cherokee



"For a subject worked and reworked so often in novels, motion pictures, and television, American Indians remain probably the least understood and most misunderstood Americans of us all."   John F. Kennedy, President of the United States

John F. Kennedy, President of the United States, and Stephen "Talkhouse" Pharaoh, Montauk



Rose Moon

"We need to save those Elders who cannot speak for themselves -- the trees."  

Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders




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