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Teach Your Children

Teach your children what
we have taught our children
that the Earth is our Mother.

Whatever befalls the Earth
befalls the sons and daughters
of the Earth.
If we spit upon the ground,
we spit upon ourselves.

This we know.
The Earth does not belong to us:
we belong to the Earth.

This we know.
All things are connected like the blood
which unites one family.

Whatever befalls the Earth
befalls the sons and daughters
of the Earth.

We do not weave the web of life
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web,
we do to ourselves.

Chief Seattle

 
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