11 Pieces Of Wisdom From Native American Elders We Need To Hear

What the world needs right now, is love, compassion, and wisdom.

11 Pieces Of Wisdom & Quotes From Native American Elders

“The Great Spirit is in all things: he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us.”

–Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin

“The first piece, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people 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 the Great Spirit and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”

–Black Elk – Oglala Sioux

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” –Cree Indian Proverb

“Go forward with courage. When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; When doubt no longer exists for you then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists. As it surely will. Then act with courage.”

–Ponca Chief White Eagle

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, It was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

–Ancient Indian Proverb


“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

–Chief Seattle

“When the European first came here, Columbus, we could drink out of any river. If the Europeans had lived the Indian way when they came we’d still be drinking out of the water. Cause the water is sacred. The air is sacred.

Our DNA is made of the same DNA as the tree. The tree breathes what we exhale. When the tree exhales we need what the tree exhales, so we have a common destiny with the tree… We are all from the Earth. And when the Earth & atmosphere is corrupted, then it will create its own reaction. Our mother is reacting…”

~Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman

“The world has become a market, and its this market we have to deal with, this idea of boundless and endless resources. When you say resources you are talking about our relatives, talking about our family. Fish are not a resource, they are our family and require respect…

The structure of the world itself, it functions on natural law, and the natural law is a powerful regenerative process. Its a process of regeneration that continues and grows and is endless. Its absolutely endless if everyone agrees to the law and follows the law. But if you challenge the law, and you think you are going to change the law, then you are bound to failure…”

~John Trudell (American Indian Movement)

“May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears. And above all, may silence make you strong.”

–Chief Dan George

“Oh Great Spirit, help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.”

–Cherokee Prayer

“Peace and happiness are available in every moment. Peace is every step. We shall walk hand in hand. There are no political solutions to spiritual problems. Remember: if the Creator put it there, it is in the right place. The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. Tell your people that, since we were promised we should never be moved, we have been moved five times.”

–An Indian Chief

1 thought on “11 Pieces Of Wisdom From Native American Elders We Need To Hear

  1. no other culture can keep up with Native Amrican Wisdom. And it is very sad todays youth is blinded by modern cultures….


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