"The honor of the people lies in the moccasin tracks of
the woman. Walk the good road.... Be dutiful, respectful, gentle and
modest my daughter... Be strong with the warm, strong heart of the earth.
No people goes down until their women are weak and dishonored, or dead
upon the ground. Be strong and sing the strength of the Great Powers
within you, all around you."
The Elders say the Native American women will lead the healing among
the tribes. We need to especially pray for our women, and ask the Creator
to bless them and give them strength. Inside them are the powers of
love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else
gives up, it is the women who sings the songs of strength. She is the
backbone of the people. So, to our women we say, sing your songs of
strength; pray for your special powers; keep our people strong; be respectful,
gentle and modest.