Friday, April 12, 2013

Mitakuye Oyasin

We Redbones have a very strong identity with America's indigenous peoples.  However, we have no memory of being native American.  Not in our words, not in our customs, not in our religion.   The only memory of being Indian is in our genes, and when we look into a mirror, we are reminded.  That in mind, I have one phrase I want to introduce into our vocabulary.  It is Lakota.  Mitakuye Oyasin -- we are all related.  Now you speak some Indian.

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