Celebrate Native American Heritage

November 27 is National Native American Heritage Day. To celebrate, enjoy these quotes from Native Americans and about Native American heritage.

“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

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” –Ancient Native American Proverb

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” –White Elk

“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

“O’ 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

“When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.” –Cree Prophecy

“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart.” –Old Indian Saying

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” –Native American Saying

“There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” –Chief Seattle

“The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.” –Mary Brave Bird

“I think over again my small adventures
My fears, those small ones that seemed so big
For all the vital things I had to get and reach
And yet there is only one great thing
The only thing
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.” –Unknown Inuit

“A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.” –Crazy Horse, Sioux chief

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