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“We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born.  We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.” – Hereditary Chief Qwatsinas  (Edward Moody)

Yesterday we had lunch with our granddaughter, and it was a BLAST!  When she was born, her parents gave her the name Autumn.  In our culture, the clan matriarch also gifts a name when a baby is born.  Robert’s mother is our matriarch, and she gifted her the name Ode’min-quay – which translates to heart-berry.           

Our grandchildren call us Maga and Bunka.  Grandpa is “Bunka”, and Grandma is “Maga”. Bunka and Maga had a fun time with Ode’min-quayyesterday.  All of our grandchildren are beautiful, and we are blessed.

Chief Robert and Terri Lynn TallTree

“Teach us love, compassion and honor…that we may heal the Earth, and heal each other.”   – Ojibwe prayer


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