Friday, January 01, 2016

To indigenous people, Earth is a living being. 
Among the Lakota we call Earth our grandmother, 
and you do not rape your grandmother. 

Because she is the mother of all living beings, 
you are related to everything that lives--every blade 
of grass, every pine needle, every grain of sand. 
Even the rocks have life. 
Since you rely on all this life for your sustenance, 
you have to be respectful.

Russell Means, Arapaho activist 

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