“In our language there is no word to say inferior or superiority or equality because we are equal; it’s a known fact. But life has become very complicated since the newcomers came here. And how does your spirit react to it?. It’s painful. You have to be strong to walk through the storm. I know I’m a bridge between two worlds. All I ask is for people to wash their feet before they try to walk on me.”–Alanis Obomsawin, ABENAKI
For native people who speak their language, English can be very confusing. Many times you cannot express in English the true meaning of Indian words. When we hear something in English we sometimes react or our spirit reacts. Sometimes we need to use English words out of order to express our true meanings. We need to be patient and pray. Living in two worlds can be difficult. Life is painful sometimes. The pain of life is where the lessons are learned.
Creator, let me learn the lessons You have taught my people.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
With all of the cross dressing of our beliefs with the Christian beliefs we have lost many of the true values of our ways. It is a Christian belief that man is superior over all, but in our original beliefs we are on an equal path. Man may be superior because of the powerful weapons he may possess but they are not superior to Creator. We have a journey and it is not to be bashing each other, or hurting one another. We must learn to help each other in order to fulfill Creators wishes.This is not to proclaim “One World One Rule- New World Order” it is to teach Respect for everything and everyone.Does your place of worship teach hatred or does it teach how to love, understand and respect ? We must stop destroying our earth home.. Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me this day to help those in need and to give of myself freely.
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