"Being an Indian is not in the bloodline, but in the way of
Being Indian is mainly in
your heart. It's a way of walking with the earth instead of upon it.
A lot of the history books talk about Indians in the past
tense, but we don't plan on going anywhere... We have lost so much,
but the thing that holds us together is that we all belong to, and
are protectors of the earth; that's the reason for being here.
Mother Earth is not a resource, she is an heirloom."