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I Know that I am Indian


There are things in life to ponder
Questions we must ask~
But one thing I know is true
I am Indian at last
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When I hear winds blowing
around all earthly things
And "hear" unheard voices
As all creation sings
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I dare not question my connection
with the dusty plains
I feel the strength of Indian blood
flowing through my veins.
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When I hear the drums beat steady
and view the eyes of pain
resulting from the going through
of many years of shame
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I dare not question my connection
with those gone on before me
I feel their saddness and their grief
I am Indian, don't you see?
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When I see the courage now
of those who walk this road
The strong committment to the cause
the willingness to carry this load
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I dare not question my connection
to the heart beats of native-kin
I feel their strength, our spirits fly
Together we will win
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The thing that touches me the most
are the faces of the children
Brown skin, black hair,
you can tell that they are Indian
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They question not the blood lines
They question what it means,
to be native in this world and face
struggles yet unseen
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We must tell them everything
They must be told it all
To be native, means Creator "made"
so my child "Stand tall"
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I dare not question my connection
to forces all around
Safe, secure, determined now
I AM INDIAN, and I am FOUND!