Chief Dan George - “In the long hundred years since the white man came, I have seen my freedom disappear like the salmon going mysteriously out to sea,” he said. “The white man’s strange customs, which I did not understand, pressed down upon me until I could no longer breathe. “When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage. When I neither understood nor welcomed this way of life, I was called lazy. When I tried to rule my people, I was stripped of my authority."
"Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens, our courage fails, we can no longer look out confidently at the world. We turn inward and begin to feed upon our own personalities, and little by little we destroy ourselves. With it we are creative, we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others." - Chief Dan George…
Canada 150: Chief Dan George's powerful indigenous-rights speech, 50 years later
Native American, Actor Chief Dan George, (July 24, 1899 – September 23, 1981) was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, known for being an actor in such movies as "Little Big Man", with Dustin Hoffman, most famous for his role opposite Clint Eastwood in "The Outlaw Josie Wales", a genuine American hero, success story....Legend in Indian Country