The Last Supper
Ovide Bighetty, Pukatawagan First Nations
"I love a people who always made me welcome to the
best they had . . .
Who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no
poor-house . . .
take the name of God in vain . . .
worship God without a Bible, and I believe that God
loves them also . . .
free from religious animosities . . .
never raised a hand against me, or stolen my property,
where there was no law to punish either . . .
fought a battle with white men except on their own
ground . . .
And oh! how I love a people who don't live for the love
Waicipi ("We Dance")
2010 Traditional Winter Powwow Poster, Portland Community College
" We must act as a guardian of our rights."
Willie Littlechild, Cree
Alan and Patty Eckman
To be a native person is to
be a good human being. Women's responsibility is to raise good human
beings. Wherever we go, we are with our mother."
Patrisia Gonzales, Kickapoo, Commanche and Macehual
Chief Terry Saul, Choctaw Chickasaw
"When I hear the drummers, the singers and that singing, that reminds me
of our elders and of our way of saying thanks to the Almighty. That drum is
our thanks for everything."
Felix Aripa, Coeur d'Alene