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" An awareness reached across America that if Native American people had to resort to arms at Wounded Knee, there must really be something wrong. "
" And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing. "
" Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth. "
" Every man should see the birth of his children. "
" If we follow the white man, we're going to drown with the white man. "
" I have a Father's Day every day. "
" I'm on this road for the rest of my life. "
" In 1967 the last Unity Caravan was held. "
" In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles. "
" In 1990 we ran across Europe through 13 countries and covering 7,130 miles. "
" I ran away. I kept running away. Almost once a week, I'd run away from those schools. They'd catch me. They'd bring me back to the school, beat me. And it was - it was terrible. "
" It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth. "
" It feels like now I - you know, I'm almost 80 years old - I can sit back and retire, you know, and say, 'Look, our young people are taking over.' And that's great. That's what I'd like to see. "
" It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways. "
" It was like a complicit - there was complicity between the churches and the state in taking care of the 'Indian problem,' solving the 'Indian problem,' and trying to change who we were. "
" I was taken to a boarding school when I was four years old and taken away from my mother and my father, my grandparents, who I stayed with most of the time, and just abruptly taken away and then put into the boarding school, 300 miles away from our home. "
" Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West. "
" Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow. "
" Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us. "
" That's what I'm doing. I'm trying to follow what I want to do as my dream. How do I become independent from everybody else? "
" The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running. "
" The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us. "
" To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides. "
" When we arrived in Japan in 1988, we were not prepared for the overwhelming support shown to us. "
" When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then. "
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