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Untitled (Man and Eagle), CAS 0370-1021
James Kivetoruk Moses, Eskimo
Untitled (Man and Eagle)
ca. 1963
Ink and photographic pencil on paper


" Peace... comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us." 

Hehaka Sapa   (Black Elk )  Oglala Sioux


     "A handful of tribal leaders gathered to fight assimilation and termination and now we carry on their work by promoting tribal sovereignty, strengthening our government-to-government relationships with the U.S. government, and working tirelessly so that Native people can have better lives."

Joe Garcia, President, National Congress of the American Indian


Crow version of the Nativity
by Fr. John Giuliani 
www. bridgebuilding.com

 "When a child is born, it is kept indoors for four days. Then it's taken outside and presented to the Creator and is given a name. At Christmas time, the same is done with the baby Jesus."
                                                                   Rebecca Martin, Acoma Pueblo


Artist: Marianne Nicolson

"We are not a religious people, we are a spiritual people."    
Issac Welch,  Cherokee


Quilt of Belonging
Canadian Museum of Civilization
120' 'by 10.5' ' tapestry includes 236 blocks from all the First Peoples in Canada and every nation of the world.

"Come forward and join hands with us in this great work for the Creator."

Traditional Circle of Elders,
Northern Cheyenne



Robert Mayokok
Ink and ink wash on paper

"[Eskimos] give to people who don’t have anything. No matter what, if someone needs food we’ll help feed them." 

Hubert Kokuluk, Inupiat Eskimo



     "One week ago, President Bush submitted his budget request for Fiscal Year 2009, and once again the First Peoples of this country seemed to be the last on the list of priorities. "     

Dr. Willard Sakiestewa Gilbert, President
National Indian Education Association, 
April 12, 2008


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