Respect the earth, for she is our mother and protector.
Our mother earth protects the water, the land, the air,
and all things living on her. She sees and hears our
stories and songs, for she holds our visions and dreams.
All things done to her by her children, not in harmony
with our way, disrespects her. For she, in wisdom, has
shown our people the way. To know the way is to know the
path we must follow. Seeing the path of our ancestors is
to know what made us a proud people. To honor our mother
earth we must realize the path, see the vision and guide
our children and future generations, so they will
remember where they came from, where they are going and
remember what made them strong.
The vision of the elders
is in harmony with this chosen path, and when sung, will
give generations yet unborn the spirit and vision of our