The Pledged Word

A treaty, in the minds of our people, is an eternal
word. Events often make it seem expedient to depart
from the pledged word, but we are conscious that the first
departure creates a logic for the second departure, until
there is nothing left of the word.

source: Declaration of Indian Purpose (1961)
American Indian Conference (Chicago)


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  1. Reblogged this on Dark Side of the Moon and commented:
    Some old-timers residing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina see a hurricane coming, and they board up the windows and doors and then leave. Other brave souls stake their claim on the land and stay to face the storm. Occasionally the storm destroys them, but more often they come out resilient, strong, and even better prepared for the next one. They live here knowing storms will come, and yet they are not afraid.

    What marriage does not have its storms? It’s not the battle that matters, but whether you choose to fight or flee.

    This post caught my eye and compelled me to pass it on. If you like it, please visit the original post and let them know.

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