~NATIVE COMMANDMENTS~~Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
~Remain close to the Great Spirit.
~Show great respect for your fellow beings.
~Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.
~Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
~Do what you know to be right.
~Look after the well being of mind and body.
~Dedicate a share of your efforts to the
~Be truthful and honest at all times.
~Take full responsibility for your actions.
Let us greet the dawn of a new day
when all can live as one with nature
and peace reigns everywhere.
Oh Great Spirit, bring to our brothers
the wisdom of Nature and the knowledge
that if her laws are obeyed
this land will again flourish
and grasses and trees will grow as before.
Guide those that through their councils
seek to spread the wisdom of their leaders to all people.
Heal the raw wounds of the earth
and restore to our soul the richness
which strengthens men's bodies
and makes them wise in their councils.
Bring to all the knowledge that great cities
live only through the bounty
of the good earth beyond their paved streets
and towers of stone and steel.
~Jasper Saunkeah, Cherokee~
~Grandfather Great Spirit~
All over the world the faces
of living ones are alike.
With tenderness they have
come up out of the ground.
Look upon your children
that they may face the winds
And walk the good road to the Day of Quiet.
Grandfather Great Spirit
Fill us with the Light.
Give us the strength to understand,
And the eyes to see.
Teach us to walk the soft Earth
as relatives to all that live.~Sioux Prayer~
~Please be kind to one another~
~May we all walk together in peace~
~There will come a time when the Earth grows sick and
when it does a tribe will gather from all the cultures
of the World who believe in deed and not words.
They will work to heal it..
they will be known as the "Warriors of the Rainbow."
Cree Indian Proverb
Great Spirit-Creator bless and guide us:
extend the circle embracing all that is.
May our thirst for spiritual awareness never cease.
May forgiveness allow hate to never overwhelm us.
May we remain upon the path of a good heart
for such is the way of the trail of our ancestors.
Herbert L. Caywood, Cherokee