I do not see a delegation for the Four Footed. I see no seat for the Eagles. We forget and we consider ourselves superior. But we are, after all, a mere part of Creation. And we must consider to understand where we are. And we stand somewhere between the mountain and the Ant. Somewhere and only there as part and parcel of the Creation.

– Oren Lyons

Oneida chief. Address to Non_Governmental Organizations of United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1977.