April 7, 2019

"In our teachings as an Anishinaabe people, where we are now is referred to as the time of the Seventh Fire. It is said that long ago prophets came to our people and they said that at the time of the Seventh Fire, we as Anishinaabe people would have a choice between two paths. One path, they said, would be well worn, but it would be scorched; the other path, they said, would not be well worn, it would be green. It would be our choice upon which path to embark. Frankly, I’m pretty sure that’s where we all are now. And the time has come for all of us to choose our path.” —Winona LaDuke

"In our teachings as an Anishinaabe people, where we are now is referred to as the time of the Seventh Fire. It is said that long ago prophets came to our people and they said that at the time of the Seventh Fire, we as Anishinaabe people would have a choice between two paths. One path, they said, would be well worn, but it would be scorched; the other path, they said, would not be well worn, it would be green. It would be our choice upon which path to embark. Frankly, I’m pretty sure that’s where we all are now. And the time has come for all of us to choose our path.” —Winona LaDuke