"Indigenous Peoples Quotes" refers to a collection of insightful and thought-provoking statements originating from indigenous communities around the world. These quotes encompass the wisdom, resilience, and cultural richness that indigenous peoples have accumulated over centuries.
They often emphasize the importance of preserving traditional knowledge, respecting nature, and maintaining a harmonious relationship with the land. Through these quotes, indigenous voices seek to raise awareness about the unique perspectives, struggles, and contributions of their communities, while inviting others to appreciate their valuable heritage and the urgent need for cultural preservation."
Below are various indigenous peoples quotes with their meanings/explanations;
“Hold on to what is good, Even if it’s a handful of earth.” – Crowfoot
If you cling to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth, you may be able to weather the storm. In the face of crises, it is important to remember that what is small can often be sufficient. By holding onto what is good, you can avoid destructive consequences and stay safe.
“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” – Apache Wisdom
Thunder is one of the most feared things in the world. It can be very frightening to be in the same room as it and to have a lightning bolt strike. Thunder is also a very dangerous noise to make when it is happening in an open area.
“There are so many stories of our people getting evicted from their own land by big corporations.” – Randi Julian Miranda
Big corporations are evicting people from their own land all over the world. evicting people is a huge problem because it's unfair, it's against the law, and it's important to hear about these stories. Many people think that big companies are just making money, but evicting people is actually a lot of work and it can be very expensive.
“Being part of an indigenous community and living in an island nation makes us even more vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change.” – Yurshell Rodríguez
Living in an indigenous community or country can be a profoundly empowering experience. It can provide you with access to traditional knowledge, culture, and ways of life that may be difficult to find in other parts of the world. However, living in an indigenous community or country also makes us more vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change. The island nations and communities we live in are often dependent on resources that are disappearing at an alarming rate.
“Finally, we will continue to contribute to our national indigenous movement from our thinking, feeling, and act as indigenous youth from the worldview that we inherited spiritually from our ancestors.” – Dokera Domico
As indigenous youth, we have been searching for ways to connect with our national indigenous movement since we were born. Our ancestors taught us that it is important to contribute to our national indigenous movement through our thinking, feeling, and acting as indigenous youth. This way, we will be able to grow and learn how to unite with all of Canada's Indigenous communities.
“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, Duwamish
Humankind is not the only one struggling to keep their web of life together. nature has been struggling as well. It seems that we humans have not woven the web of life. All things are bound together, but we are only one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things connect and because of this, everything is at risk. The web of life is delicate and can easily be cut if not taken care of.
“We do not see other species as separate.” – Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
There are a lot of people who believe that we see other species as separate from ourselves. This is because when we look at pictures of other species, we see them as different colors, sizes, and shapes. This is not the case with humans. We look at humans as the same species and everything else in the world as just another animal.
“The more you know, the less you need.” – Australian Aboriginal Wisdom
There is a lot you don't know about the world around you. It's time to start learning and expanding your knowledge in order to live a more fulfilling life. There are plenty of resources out there that can help, so get started today!
“Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow.” – White Elk
As a society, we often try to give everyone an equal opportunity in life. This is often done through laws that are designed to protect all people. However, it doesn't always work that way. Some men get a much better chance than others in terms of opportunities and growth. It's time for society to change its tune and treat all men the same. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
“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.” – Chief White Eagle, Ponca
When it comes to weather, it's always good to be prepared - even if the weather is bad. In fact, there are several things you can do to prepare for bad weather, even if it's just a misty rain. Despite the bad news, it's always good to be prepared and know what to do in case something happens.
“We must continue to pray for the water, as there is no life without water.” – Autumn Peltier
Water is a source of both life and death. It sustains us and creates a clean environment. We must continue to pray for the water, as it is an essential part of our lives and the world around us.
“Racism is a disease in society. We’re all equal. I don’t care what their color is, or religion. Just as long as they’re human beings they’re my buddies.” – Mandawuy Yunupingu
Racism is a disease in society. We all have to deal with it, whether we know it or not. Races cannot be separated arbitrarily and we must come to grips with the reality that everyone is equal. Whether we realize it or not, racism still exists in society and it's a bad thing. Even those who claim to be against racism are often guilty of it themselves.
“Our politicians and decision-makers must hold the climate polluters accountable for destroying the natural and ecological dynamics of our planet.” – Yurshell Rodríguez
In recent years, the issue of climate change has become a key concern for many people. As the world continues to experience increased weather and environmental disasters, it is important that our politicians and decision-makers take action to address this issue. The destruction of natural and ecological dynamics has been a key factor in contributing to climate change, and this must be addressed in order to protect our planet.
“Health and healing are interwoven, which means that one can’t be separated from the other.” – Dr. Tamara Mackean
As humans, we are constantly seeking to improve our health and well-being. In order to do so, we turn to many different sources of information and advice. Some of these sources are better than others, but together they make up the array of medicine that is available to us. One of the most important things to keep in mind when looking into healing is that one can never be separated from health.
“All who have died are equal.” – Comanche Wisdom
Death is a natural process that occurs to everyone at some point in life. It can be hard to understand why death happens, but it is just as natural to mourn and grieve for those who have passed away. In many ways, all who have died are equal. They have left behind a world of love and happiness, and we must remember them always.
“I will never give up my land.” – Maxima Acuna
As humans, we have always been drawn to land. Whether it be for hunting and gathering, constructing homes and villages, or just enjoying the natural beauty around us, we have always loved the feeling of control and ownership that comes with having a land parcel to ourselves. In recent years, though, there has been a growing trend of people advocating for the abandonment of their land due to a variety of reasons.
“When we leave one place to go to another, we give way for the ecosystem to get regenerated.” – Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
When we leave one place to go to another, we give way for the ecosystem to be regenerated. We lose pieces of our ecosystems that can never be replaced and can have negative consequences on the rest of the world. However, it is important to remember that when we leave, we need not leave all our parts behind. We can take with us pieces of our ecosystem that will help to regenerate it elsewhere.
“They give us the information we need for our food, for our medicine. All the species for us are important and they are equal; we respect each of them.” – Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
All the species for us are important and they are equal; we respect each of them. Our food, our medicine, and even our asteroids are all important to us. We have many different species that we can get help from, and we always look out for their safety. We respect each of them, and they are all important to us.
“We have a human relationship with the land: Mother, daughter, son” – Djinyini Gondarra
The land is the foundation of our human relationship with the planet. Our relationship to the land began with our connection to the earth as mothers. The land is not just a place we use for sustenance, it is a part of who we are. The land was also our connection to our ancestors and provided us with sustenance, love, and guidance. The land is also a source of culture and history.
“All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.” – White Elk
All men are brothers, regardless of their skin color, race, or ethnicity. We all have the same genetic makeup and we were all created by the same Great Spirit. All men are equal and must work together to create a better world.
“Our spirituality is a oneness and an interconnectedness with all that lives and breathes, even with all that does not live or breathe.” – Mudrooroo
Spirituality is a way of life that emphasizes interconnectedness and a connection to all that exists in the world. It is an approach that is based on the belief that all living things are connected and that there is an oneness and an interconnectedness between all life forms. This approach is based on the idea that life is one big story and that we are all part of it.
“The indigenous youth are the custodians of Mother Earth!” – Gift Parseen
In recent years, indigenous youth have become the custodians of Mother Earth. They are working to protect their environment and help preserve the natural resources that support their cultures. This work is important, because if indigenous youth are not able to take care of their planet, it will be lost.
“When the land is taken from us or destroyed, we feel hurt because we belong to the land and we are part of it.” – Djinyini Gondarra
The land has been taken from us or destroyed in a variety of ways, and sometimes we don't know how to feel. Sometimes we feel betrayed because we are part of the land and it has been taken from us. We may feel upset when we see the land being used for something other than farming or when it is destroyed. We may feel like our rights have been taken away and we don't understand what is happening.
“Land is also a part of our culture, if we don’t have land to live on or cultivate, or [on which to pursue] our livelihoods, we will not be able to have our separate, distinct, and diverse culture.” – Chandra Tripura
Land is a part of our culture, whether we have it or not. Without land, we can't grow crops and lack the resources to pursue our livelihoods. Our cultures would be in different shapes and forms if we didn't have land to live on or cultivate.
“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.” – Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Humans are not the only ones who have relationships with animals. Pets also have a close relationship with their owners and often know more about their thoughts and feelings than humans. However, pet owners oftentimes do not have the same understanding of animal communication as they do with human communication. In order to better understand animal behavior, it is important to talk to them.
“I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.” – Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), Teton Sioux
In order to achieve success in any undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. He must have the support of others in order to be successful. This is especially true in fields such as business, politics, and most importantly, sports. A team is one of the most effective tools a man can use in order to achieve his goals.
“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.” – Chief White Eagle, Ponca
Most people believe that waiting is the best way to solve a problem. However, waiting can actually lead to more problems because it can be difficult to know when the solution will arrive. To avoid making the same mistakes as those who waited too long, be still and wait for a solution that feels right for you.
“We shouldn’t have to fight for something that should be our number one right.” – Quannah ChasingHorse
When it comes to social issues, there are those who feel that it is our duty to fight for what we believe in - no matter what the cost. Others feel that fighting for something isn't always the best course of action, and that by not doing so, we're taking away from others who may need help.
“This is a good beginning, but what we need is free education for girls.” – Purity Soinato Oiyie
The problem with countries without free education for girls is that they are not able to provide quality education. Girls who don't have access to quality education are at a disadvantage in almost every field. This includes jobs, the economy, and the social fabric of society. Without access to quality education, girls are less likely to receive an equal opportunity to participate in society.
“We are all from the same Earth, from the same world. And all of us have the responsibility to take care of our planet. We cannot dream of a future if we cannot guarantee a present.” –Mita Xipaya
The human race has always been and will continue to be a part of the global community. We have an obligation to take care of our planet, as we ourselves are the ones who will leave behind an impoverished world and a more responsible one. We need to do our part and make sure that we all take care of each other – not just through our actions, but also by considering the future we want for our planet.
“My journey started with basically seeing the need and knowing that I was able to change my whole community.” – Shanice Appels
Our journey started with simply seeing the need for a community that could work together to change the way their town functioned. We knew that we could make a difference and help our community improve.
“Those who lose dreaming are lost.” – Australian Aboriginal Wisdom
Dreaming is a natural process that helps us to remember our past, plan for the future and connect with the unknown. However, losing dreaming can lead to feelings of emptiness, loss of hope and cynicism. To reverse this trend, it is important to learn how to dream and how to use dreams to your advantage.
“If we don’t have water we don’t have a life or a future.” – Maxima Acuna
Water is the lifeblood of humanity and is a precious resource. Without it, humans would have no chance to survive. Unfortunately, many countries around the world are experiencing water shortages, which could lead to a future without water. In order to ensure that humans have a future, it is essential that we find ways to get water from other sources.
“Violence is the norm here and poverty is something that everybody is victim to.” – Shanice Appels
Violence is the norm here and poverty is something that everybody is victim to. Families are often struggling to make ends meet, and many people cannot afford to buy food. Poverty can also lead to physical and emotional abuse, as well as unemployment. The effects of poverty can be sweeping and long-lasting, affecting not just the individual, but their families as well.
“We indigenous Youth are proud of our history, culture and knowledge system.” – Archana Soreng
We Indigenous Youth are proud of our history, culture and knowledge system. Our ancestors have fought for our rights and provided for us ever since we first descended from the trees. We know who we are and what we stand for, and we will continue to fight for our rights until they are granted to us rightfully.
“We cultivated our land, but in a way different from the white man. We endeavored to live with the land; they seemed to live off it. I was taught to preserve, never to destroy.” – Tom Dykstra
Different cultures have different methods for preserving their land. The white man preserved their land by taking it and selling it to other people. The native people preserved their land by living with it and teaching their children how to do the same.
“We are educated in our own way, just not formally educated in accordance with our state standards.” – Randi Julian Miranda
Many people think that education is the process of acquiring knowledge and skills. However, in many states, only children who are formally educated are considered to be educated. This is due to the fact that most states believe that formal education is the best way to learn.
“We suffer from common problems which characterize the plight of Indigenous people throughout the world.” – Moringe Ole Parkipuny
The Indigenous people of the world are often at risk for a variety of problems, including poverty, violence, and health disparities. However, there are many ways to improve their lives and reduce the chances of facing these problems.
“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, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
The sky is a beautiful place with its own kind of beauty to be found. The stars carry the sadness away, the flowers fill your heart with beauty, hope forever wipes away your tears, and silence makes you strong. These things may seem small but they make a big impact on someone's life.
“Indigenous people from every corner of the globe recognize that other species are part of nature and as human beings, we are also part of nature.” – Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
As human beings, we are also part of nature. We interact with other species in our environment and as a result, we learn about how they interact with their environment and themselves. Indigenous people from all corners of the globe recognize this and as a result, they work to protect their cultures and ways of life.
“The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.” – White Elk
The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. This is seen in many aspects of life, from the laws that govern us to how we are treated by others. We should be grateful for the Earth and its resources, which give us so much to enjoy.
“The Holy Land is everywhere.” – Black Elk
Every person who has ever visited the Holy Land knows that it is everywhere. Even if you’re not Catholic, you know about Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jericho. And if you’re not Muslim, you know about Mecca and Medina.
“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” – Dakota Wisdom
In a time where technology has made so many things easier for us, one of the most difficult tasks is maintaining our personal identity. For many, it feels like there is no way to keep track of who we are or what we have done. This is especially true for those who have lost their identities in the past. For some, this process of recapturing those memories and building new ones is incredibly daunting.
“They want to say we are extinct. Because if you extinguish un pueblo, then there isn’t a pueblo to defend its rights to the land, political participation, economic structure, social structure, education and reparations.” – Pluma Barbara
It is no secret that a large portion of the American public believes that the Indigenous people of this continent are extinct. There has been a recent movement to erase Indigenous people from our history and culture, in an effort to create a narrative that supports white supremacy. This movement is supported by Republican politicians and wealthy donors who want to strip Indigenous people of their rights and traditions. In order to stop this movement, we need to be clear about what we want and what we don t want.
“This earth, I never damage. I look after.” – Bill Neidjie
There are many people who believe in the idea that this earth is always going to be healthy and usable. This planet has been around for many billions of years, and we have not caused it to end. Even if we did, it would still be okay because the universe is so big!
“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.” – Sun Bear, Chippewa
The quote focuses on the idea that civilizations are judged by their ability to relate to their environment and fellow man. The quote argues that the measure of a civilization is not how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man. This learning has been key in allowing civilizations to flourish over time.
“Our Ancestors have been protecting Nature at the cost of their lives.” – Archana Soreng
Nature is one of the many things our ancestors have sacrificed for. They have been Protecting it at the cost of their lives. Our ancestors have been fighting for nature for centuries, and we still can't seem to make it right.
“So many tears have been shed by poor people here, people have been killed for defending the water and the land. The miners don’t assume their responsibility for that.” –Maxima Acuna
People have been killed for defending the water and the land in recent years. The miners don't assume their responsibility for that, and they continue to do so. However, they need to be more aware of the risks they're taking and how they can help protect the environment and their own safety.
“I never had the chance to go the school, I never had a chance to learn even a letter but I know how to resist, to fight and that’s why I will never be defeated by the mining companies.” – Maxima Acuna
The quote discusses the life of a person who did not have the opportunity to attend a formal school and how this has led them to become an expert in resistance and fighting. The person goes on to say that they know how to resist and fight for their rights, despite not having the opportunity to learn it in school.
“I believe that the future generation is well protected in the good actions of the present generation.” – Gift Parseen
The future generation is well protected by the good actions of the present generation. History has shown that it is important for the present generation to take responsibility for its own actions and put into action what it believes are the right things to do. This is especially true in light of current events and the challenges that our world faces. We believe that the future generation is well protected by the good actions of the present generation, and we will continue to work hard to make sure that it stays this way.
”May as well be here, we are as where we are.” – Australian ‘Aboriginal Wisdom
As the sun sets behind the mountains in the distance, a warm feeling waves through the air. As if everything is okay. But as darkness falls, something feels off. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up and you can feel your heart racing as you try to make sense of what’s happening. It seems like everything could go wrong but it doesn’t. You know that this place is meant to be and that it will only get better.
“We want to express our culture. So many things have been lost. But it makes us afraid in our own communities.” – Jakob Siringoringo
Losing our culture can be a huge upset for many people. It can make us feel left out, or like we don't belong in our community. But it's also important to remember that our culture is important to us. It was passed down to us from our elders, and it's something that we want to express. We want to share our feelings and thoughts with the world, and show that we're not just a bunch of lazy Americans who live in a mall.
“It was very difficult to speak out because of being a so-called ‘Coloured.’ It’s like your voice is always ignored.” – Shanice Appels
Many people believe that being coloured or having a different complexion is a burden because it can be difficult to get ahead in life. This is not always the case, however. For some, it has been very difficult to speak out because of how this identification is seen by others. This can be a relief when trying to raise awareness about what is happening in our society and how it affects people of colour.
“The land is my mother. Like a human mother, the land gives us protection, and enjoyment and provides our needs – economic, social and religious.” – Djinyini Gondarra
Today, we take for granted the land that has been shared by our ancestors for centuries. The land is a source of security, sustenance and economic opportunities. It is also a source of religious and spiritual nourishment. The land is a source of happiness and peace. By sharing the land with others, we all can have a hand in ensuring that this will continue to be the case for future generations.
“We know that we can learn from the birds, the insects, the cattle, the trees and flowers, because we observe them.” – Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Observing nature is one of the best ways to learn about the world around us. By watching animals and plants live their lives, we can learn about their habits, how they interact with each other, and how they adapt to their surroundings. There are many different types of animals and plants that have been studied by humans, and we have learned a lot from them. One of the most important things we have learned from these creatures is that we can learn a lot from what they do.
“Health and healing are interwoven, which means that one can’t be separated from the other.” – Dr. Tamara Mackean
Health and healing are interwoven, which means that one can't be separated from the other. Health issues can cause physical and emotional pain, but also bring relief and a renewed sense of life. Proper care for both body and mind can result in optimal health.
“I believe that the youth are not the future leaders – as the saying goes – rather, they are the leaders leading in action towards the future!” – Gift Parseen
Many people believe that the youth are not the future leaders as the saying goes. In fact, many believe that they are the leaders leading in action towards the future. This is because the youth are already making a big impact on society and the world. They are working to change things and make a difference.
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.” – Australian Aboriginal Wisdom
Life passes by quickly and we often forget what it was like to be alive. In this time, this place, we are all visitors. Our purpose is to observe, learn, grow, love and then return home. We are here to stay and our hope is that by doing so, we will leave some lasting memories behind.
“To us, health is about so much more than simply not being sick. It’s about getting a balance between physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual health.” – Dr. Tamara Mackean
People often focus on their health when it comes to themselves, but their health is not just about staying healthy. It's about getting a balance between physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual health. In order to do this, we need to take care of our bodies and minds as well as our souls.
“We are the resistance of our people and territory – For there is no planet B.” – Erik Marky
As a planet, we know our place. Our people know their place. And our territory knows its place. We are the resistance of our people and territory, and we will continue to be so for as long as we can.