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For an important marriage the chief presided, aided by his wife. He passed a pipe around the room so each could share a smoke in common. In this way families were publicly united to banish any past or future disagreements and thus stood as “one united." The chief then gave the couple an oration of his advice, pointing out the good characteristics of each, and then offered his congratulations to them for a happy future. —Mourning Dove (1888 - 1936), Salish

…everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.

If setting an example could make states and their leaders do the right thing, then the United Nations might be on the right track.

Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences?

earthhour: “ In his inspiring speech at the United Nations Climate Summit, Leonardo DiCaprio shared a very real concern. Climate Change is Not Fiction. ”Droughts are intensifying, our oceans are.

13 Indigenous Grandmothers Gather to Save Mother Earth at the Birthplace of the Buddha Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/gallery/photo/13-indigenous-grandmothers-gather-to-save-mother-earth-at-the-birthplace-of-the-buddha-144276

13 Indigenous Grandmothers Gather to Save Mother Earth at the Birthplace of the Buddha

Norman Shewaybick walked for more than 1,000 kilometres along the winter ice roads north of Thunder Bay, Ont., carrying his grief at the loss of his wife and dragging the oxygen tank he says could have saved her life.  The 17-day journey ended on Monday when Shewaybick arrived home in Webequie First

First Nations man drags oxygen tank 1000 km on a toboggan in health care protest

Norman Shewaybick walked more than kilometres along the winter ice roads north of Thunder Bay, Ont., carrying his grief at the loss of his wife and dragging the oxygen tank he says could have saved her life.

First Nations aren’t swayed by vague promises

First Nations aren’t swayed by vague promises Add to ...

3 shale gas protesters in Moncton, N., accused of breaching injunction

Ottawa trip on Bill S-6 ends in insult to Yukon First Nations - North - CBC News

Ottawa trip on Bill S-6 ends in insult to Yukon First Nations

Ottawa trip on Bill ends in insult to Yukon First Nations - North - CBC News

Harper of Canada has finally agreed to modernize and implement the ancient treaties that were always supposed to bring peace and prosperity to First Nations (Aboriginal and Tribal Nation News)

White Wolf: Harper gives illusion of consultation with First Nations: Activist

Harper Government appoints Chief Federal Negotiator to advance talks on Nunavut devolution - Canada News Centre

Harper Government appoints Chief Federal Negotiator to advance talks on Nunavut devolution - Canada News Centre

Famous Native Actors | Native American Encyclopedia

with the last name pelletier i should think plains cree would be about the vicinity ;

So not Idle -   The round dances have faded, but at T.O. confab it’s all sovereignty all the time

So not Idle - The round dances have faded, but at T. confab it’s all sovereignty all the time

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Know Your Rights: A treaty primer for non-natives Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press

Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Elections

Craig Kielburger: The Way Canada Thinks About Aboriginal Peoples Is A Disservice