Celebrate the culture and history of Indigenous Peoples Day with our best collection of Indigenous Peoples Day Quotes 2023. Get into a selection of quotes that honor the day and the experiences of indigenous peoples. Perfect for sharing and promoting understanding and respect for their heritage and contributions.
Indigenous people should be respected and protected, Because, from them, we have learned how to embrace nature in the true sense.
The Holy Land is everywhere. – Black Elk
English is so hierarchical. In Cree, we don’t have animate-inanimate comparisons between things. Animals have souls that are equal to ours. Rocks have souls, trees have souls. Trees are ‘who,’ not ‘what. ― Tomson Highway
You’re not selfish for wanting to be treated well. – Jason Momoa
It is the day to commend who has a place with this land, and who has acquired the characteristics of this land.
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We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face. – Malcolm Fraser
All who have died are equal. – Comanche Wisdom
There is no greater joy than showing respect to the indigenous people, who are drenched in heat to preserve the heritage of the country.
We must continue to pray for the water, as there is no life without water. – Autumn Peltier
I think that the thing I most want you to remember is that research is a ceremony. And so is life. Everything that we do is shared in the ongoing creation of our universe.― Shawn Wilson
I promised myself a long time ago that I would lead an interesting life. – Sacheen Littlefeather
I need to praise the locals of this land today, I need to express gratitude toward them to continue dealing with this heritage. Happy indigenous individuals’ day.
The role of globalization is to homogenize all cultures, and to turn them into commodified markets, and therefore, to make them easier for global corporations to control. Global corporations are even now trying to commodify all remaining aspects of national cultures, not to mention indigenous cultures. – Jerry Mander
Always reward indigenous and pray that they keep their historical past and tradition alive. Wishing International Indigenous People Day.
It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. – Apache Wisdom
The global Indigenous cause reached a major milestone in 2007 when the UN General Assembly passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Only four members of the assembly voted in opposition, all of them Anglo settler-states – the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. ― Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Don’t live up to your stereotypes. – Sherman Alexie
-Look deeper, this is indigenous land, put indigenous individuals first. I need to praise this nativism of the land and of the general population.
I guess you could say that we Indigenous people are on the verge of turning it all upside down. – Pauline Tangiora
Every indigenous person is a warrior, They fight with time to keep the customs of the land intact. Wishing Day of Indigenous People.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. – Tecumseh
Adams has shown a nearly inexhaustible desire, leavened with an equal amount of sheer talent- five decades’ worth and counting- in an unrelenting effort to stabilize, strengthen, and improve the standing of indigenous peoples, minority groups, and the larger society as well. He is an exemplary Native activist, indeed. ― David E. Wilkins
Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning. – Joy Harjo
-All states should respect and perceive Native Americans, as the absolute first occupants of this land.
The truth is nobody can own anything. That was an unheard-of concept among indigenous people. We invented that. – Tom Shadyac
Indigenous people are human beings and they deserve more love and respect than us. Wishing International Indigenous People Day.
It does not require many words to speak the truth. – Chief Joseph
If I stay here, I will be just fine. Before I shut the door, I got a box of crackers from the kitchen, so I will be fine. ― Kathleen Alcala
Love won’t be tampered with, love won’t go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other. – Louise Erdrich
This isn’t just a triumph against colonization, but in addition, a stage forward to respect the intensity of indigenous networks in this nation!
We are now facing a difficult situation in Peru, where there are attempts to cut back the territorial rights of the indigenous peoples, including moves to divide, fragment, and privatize our communal organizations. Now more than ever, it is a matter of urgency for us to consolidate our own indigenous alternatives for development. » Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan
We shouldn’t have to fight for something that should be our number one right. – Quannah ChasingHorse
Today is the right day to teach everyone that Indigenous People have done many things for us, Now it’s our time to pay them respect today.
He who stands lives; he who sits perishes. – Māori proverb
Los blancos hicieron que estas tierras fueran extranjeras para el indio; hicieron que el indio comprara con su sangre el aire que respira. ― Ermilo Abreu Gómez
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix
This is a critical advance towards guaranteeing that our accounts are being heard, and our legacy is being perceived and inspired.
We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.” » Rigoberta Menchu Firstpeoples.org
Being Indigenous means serving someone and everyone around you. Wishing you a truly Happy International Indigenous Peoples Day.
Things that do not grow and change are dead things. – Louise Erdrich
In ancient times, when the world was cold, prosperous, and flourishing, it was a birthing place for our people. Newly married couples traveled to the cove, spending their first days as husband and wife. It is where love began. ― Lily H. Tuzroyluke
If anything at all, perfection is not when there is nothing to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Maria Tallchief
But for a really long time, our indigenous peoples have gone unrecognized and been underestimated
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All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. – White Elk
In every Indigenous community I’ve been in, they absolutely do want community infrastructure and they do want development, but they want it on their own terms. They want to be able to use their national resources and their assets in a way that protects and sustains them. Our territories are our wealth, the major assets we have. Indigenous people use and steward this property so that they can achieve and maintain a livelihood, and achieve and maintain that same livelihood for future generations. – Rebecca Adamson
Let’s show our heartfelt love to every indigenous people for bringing our heritage closer to us. Happy International Indigenous People Day.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota Wisdom
Ellos, que no pertenecen ni a mi mundo ni al de los españoles. Ellos, que son la mezcla de todas las sangres–la iberica, la africana, la romana, la goda, la sangre indigena y la sangre del medio oreinte–, ellos que junto con todos los que estan naciendo, son el nuevo recipeinte para que el verdadero pensamiento de Cristo–Quetzalcoatl se instale nuevamente en los corazones y proyecte al mundo su luz, ¡que nunca tengan miedo! ¡que nunca se sientan solos!― Laura Esquivel
This life is more than just a read-through. – Anthony Kiedis
Indigenous Peoples Day to respect the legacy of the indigenous peoples of Wisconsin!
If people lose their land, they have nothing. You lose your land — you lose your culture, you lose yourself. » Richard Gere
The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. – White Elk
There is no greater contribution to society than indigenous people. They contribute to history. Let’s celebrate this day to honor them.
Hold on to what is good, Even if it’s a handful of earth. – Crowfoot
In my community, we are taught that leadership qualities include humility, compassion, a sense of fairness, the ability to listen, preparation and carry-through, a love for the people, and a strong spiritual center that begins with a connection to Earth. ― Joy Harjo
There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable, and no frontiers beyond our reach. – John S. Herrington
I support the indigenous people anywhere on the planet. – Edward James Olmos
I trust the progressions will move Navajo and all indigenous youth to become familiar with the genuine narratives of local peoples
I have seen that in any great undertaking, it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. – Lone Man (Isna-la-wich)
Let us celebrate International Indigenous People Day by making us all aware of how important Indigenous peoples are to our country.
If we must die, we die defending our rights. – Sitting Bull
How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.
If you believe in the power of words, you can bring about physical changes in the universe. – N. Scott Momaday
Indigenous Peoples Day isn’t about reparations. It’s about at long last recognizing the prejudice and slaughter this nation has executed on Indigenous!
The forest is not a resource for us, it is life itself. It is the only place for us to live. » Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. – Chief White Eagle
Never lose hope like the indigenous people of the country. Let’s work for the indigenous people of the country and make life better for them.
Gud skapte mennesket i sitt bilde dáža ville omskape samen i sitt― Mary Ailonieida Sombán Mari
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Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking. – Black Elk
I like to be able to raise people’s consciousness, yes. And to remind that those of us involved in the receiving end of the oppression, we have a duty. – Wes Studi
We’re still here to help every other person to remember being in association with everybody and everything around you. That is being indigenous.
Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members. » Malcolm Fraser
Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. – White Elk
We should all be grateful to every indigenous people respectfully, who is alive and who has helped to preserve our culture and heritage.
That hand is not the color of yours, but if I prick it, the blood will flow, and I shall feel pain. The blood is of the same color as yours. God made me, and I am a Man. – Standing Bear
The healers drained our old blood in the arms or back of the knee. They tattooed ancient symbols on our bodies, especially children. Tattoos protect our spirits. ― Lily H. Tuzroyluke
We are focused on cooperating to safeguard their legacy and push the grounds ahead in the association. Indigenous Peoples Day
I think the relationship of indigenous people to their environment… that those were ethical omnivores. – James Cromwell
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
The roots of our land and its tradition can be seen only in the culture of the indigenous people. Wishing International Indigenous People Day.
We as Aboriginal people still have to fight to prove that we are straight-out plain human beings, the same as everyone else – Neville Bonner
Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the creator intended for you. – Geronimo
Instead, I think of my husband hunting in the foothills surrounded by fog, walking on tawny rocks and smoky green lichen, as we did in our early days of marriage when we wandered in the country on our dog sled, unrushed, unhurried, filled, and content.― Lily H. Tuzroyluke
I can never again talk freely without perceiving our indigenous precursors whose land we are involved. It is their enduring survival that will tell us the best way to suffer oppression and birth another future on this land. Indigenous Peoples Day
We are all indigenous people on this planet, and we have to reorganize to get along. » Rebecca Adamson Ibtimes.com
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
For many years and decades, the indigenous people remain unrecognized. Let’s celebrate this day to acknowledge their contribution.
The secret of our success is that we never, never give up. – Wilma Mankiller
Imagine if we natives went to the cemeteries in your cities and dug up your beloved relatives, pulled off rings, watches, and clothes, and called them “artifacts,” then carried the bones over to the university for study so we could understand you. Consider that there are more bones of native people in universities and museums for study, than there are those of us living.― Joy Harjo
The world was made of stories, nothing else, just stories, and stories about stories. – Tommy Orange
Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Today we are celebrating and honoring indigenous individuals of America.
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
Indigenous people deserve pride because they didn’t let the tide of modernity overwhelm them. Wishing Indigenous People Day to all.
Because they haven’t succumbed to the current of modernism, Indigenous people are worthy of being proud of.
I step out of my shinju. The moist air filled with the delicate fragrances of plants makes me sneeze, a refreshing sneeze that sweeps away my fatigue. The moon has risen, but it is not round… It bends over gently like a fawn lapping water. Beneath it extends the road that leads out of the mountains. ― Chi Zijian
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