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Louis Riel: "My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back." Art by Andres Musta

When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again.

“We’re not Indians and we’re not Native Americans. We’re older than both concepts. We’re the people, we’re the human beings.” -John Trudell

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Seven teachings - no matter religious beliefs, these are great to live by

I learned from what The elders say along the path of my healing journey. Wounded people often learn to become the wounded healers because they develop empathy for the suffering of others. 'The longest road you're going to have to walk is from your head to your heart.' But they also say you can't speak to the people as a leader unless you've made the return journey. From the heart back to the head. ~ Print by Betty Albert

The Native American Code of Ethics 1. Rise with the Sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. 3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. 4. Treat…

first metis provisional government who fought for our culture and our people, center is louis riel, the first prominent metis leader

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Information & Facts on Teepees

Misconceptions ~ Teepees were widely used by the Great Plains tribes of North America, who lived a nomadic existence. Wigwams, on the other hand, were domed dwellings made of grass, cloth, and brush that were popular among the Native Americans of the Northeast and Southwest. American Indian dwelling varied immensely from region to region, and even from season to season.

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Ravishing Works Too Rarely Seen

“The Plains Indians: Artists of the Earth and Sky,” one of the greatest exhibitions of American Indian art you may ever see, opens Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

༺♥༻ Mohawk Indian Prayer Oh Great Spirit, Creator of all things; Human Beings, trees, grass, berries. Help us, be kind to us. Let us be happy on earth. Let us lead our children To a good life and old age. These our people; give them good minds To love one another. Oh Great Spirit, Be kind to us Give these people the favor To see green trees, Green grass, flowers, and berries This next spring; So we all meet again Oh Great Spirit, We ask of you.

There is an ancient Indian saying~ Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant & immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous & unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember & seek the truth.~Floyd 'Red Crow'…

Choctaw woman, Heleema called Louise, wearing traditional hairstyle. - The Choctaw people are originally from Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. The Choctaw are descendants of the peoples of the Hopewell and Mississippian cultures, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. About 1,700 years ago, the Hopewell people built Nanih Waiya, a great earthwork mound, which is considered sacred by the Choctaw.