Indigenous Quote of the Day™

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“In the beginning there was another world that we lived on. I know that because it’s where we came from. They lived through the great freeze, the flood, and they will also live through the fire that’s coming.” – Willard Rhodes (1918-2005), spiritual leader Pit River tribe.

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“We, the human children of this Earth, all have our own cultures and traditions, languages, and we all like to keep them, as they identify us as one of the many kinds of peoples of the Earth. Our Mother, the earth (land) gives us all the necessities of life: it feeds us, gives us clothes, shelter and cradles us. The US Government is acting like a dictator in just taking our land. I have voiced again and again, Western Shoshone land – our Mother Earth – is not for sale.”
                          – Carrie Dann

Indigenous Quote Of The Day”™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

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“Ultimately, humility is the basis for democracy, just as arrogance is the basis for authoritarianism.”   – Jack D Forbes (1934-2011)

 

Indigenous Quote Of The Day”™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

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“Indians think it is important to remember, while Americans think it is important to forget.”   –   Paula Gunn Allen (1939-2008)

Indigenous Quote Of The Day”™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/ 

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“When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you can run for ever.”
– aphorism of the Rarámuri, indigenous people of Mexico.

Indigenous Quote Of The Day”™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/

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“As the salmon disappear, so do our tribal cultures and treaty rights. We are at a crossroads, and we are running of time.” – Billy Frank, Jr. (1931-2014), Nisqually environmentalist/treaty rights activist.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/

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“The ancestors knew we were coming. They left work for us
Now we carry their wisdom forward. Know who you are, sabe quien eres
Know your land, conoce tu tierra.  Learn your language, aprende tu idioma”
– Inés Talamantez, Mescalero Apache/Chicana scholar/poet.

Indigenous  Quote Of The Day™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/

KOGI

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”   –    Axiom of the Kogi, Indigenous people of Colombia.

“Indigenous Quote Of The Day”™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in  the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/

 

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“All the suffering going on in this country ,with the tornadoes, floods and earthquakes is carried on the Breath of Mother Earth because she is in pain.”   –  Roberta Blackgoat, Dineh Nation (1917-2002). Photo: Eva Goes.

“Indigenous Quote Of The Day”™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in  the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/

 

 

 

 

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“One day we must go, one night we will descend into the region of mystery. Here, we only come to know ourselves; only in passing are we here on earth.” 

       – Nezahualcoyotl (1402-1472), philosopher, warrior, architect, poet and ruler of the city-state Texcoco in pre-Colombian Mexico.

“Indigenous Quote Of The Day”™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.

Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in  the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/

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