Monday, March 8, 2010

Wilma Mankiller

“When people cease waiting for great leaders or prophets to solve entrenched problems and look, instead, within themselves, trusting their own thinking, believing in their own power, and to their families and communities for solutions, change will follow. In traditional indigenous communities, there is an understanding that our lives play themselves out within a set of reciprocal relationships. If each human being in the world could fully understand that we all are interdependent and responsible for one another, it would save the world.” —Wilma Mankiller

Holding Wilma in the light.

> It is with a sad heart that I am passing on this information which I
> just read on the webpage of Indian Country Today: Wilma Mankiller has
> stage IV pancreatic cancer. Life in this stage is from 3 to 6 months
> although some people have lived longer.
> Many will know Ms. Mankiller as the past Chief of the Cherokee Nation
> of
> Oklahoma. Indians throughout the Continent will be impacted by this
> event.
> Go to Indian Country Today's website for more information.

1 comment:

  1. We are feeling alike today because earlier I posted this same quote from Wilma on my blog. Good to see it here too. I'm planning to place it on River next month as well. Yes, holding Wilma in the light.