"There were prophecies I remember, as a boy, saying we're going to go through some bitter, bitter times. We're going to shed some tears. But the time would come when we begin to see the light again, the promised time when spring would start coming again. Think of all the potential that you have. Think of the contributions you all can make. Think of the love in your hearts that you can share with other people. Be quick to forgive people (if they can hurt you in some way). Be like the old people..."
Phil Lane, Sr., Ihanktowan Dakota Elder, 11 January 1915 - 29 March 2004