“The very dust upon which you now stand responds more lovingly to [my people’s] footsteps than to yours, because it is rich with the blood of our ancestors and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch.” –Chief Sealth, DUWAMISH
If you respect something, it will respect you back. If your ancestors respected something, the future generations will be respected back. The Indian ancestors always showed great respect for the Earth. That’s why the Earth is so respectful to Indians today. Every Indian naturally feels connectedness to the Earth. We know the Earth holds our ancestors. If we continue to respect Mother Earth, our children will benefit and so will our grand- children. Today, we should think about and pray for our Mother Earth.
Grandmother, let me have strong feelings for our Earth today.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
Have Love for our earth “It is our only home” while here. Why litter it with toxic waste, fast food garbage, and all the things we see on the highways and by ways. Dogs do not defecate in their personal area yet humans do and claim to be superior over all creatures. What a nice world the superior creature has made, our air is becoming deadly, our water is becoming deadly, our ground for crops is becoming deadly and very few can see it happening. We need to take a stand and stop big business from destroying what little we have left. If Grandpa meant listening and watching the animals then there was a definite reason or reasons. Do we see animals destroying the earth? No we see humans destroying the animals,other humans and the earth. What part will I do today to help save our place we call home?
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please allow me strength to speak my voice to stop the ones from ruining the place where all earth people live.Help us to understand we are only borrowing today from our future generations. Welálin/Thank You, Msit Nókmaq, Chi~Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin
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