THE NATIVE AMERICAN CODE OF ETHICS
In our travels we’ve recently stumbled across this grouping of Native American codes of ethics. In our studies, we’ve discovered that they have an origination in the Four Worlds Development Project at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta in 1982. Regardless of the origin, it is a set of common sense practices for respecting the Earth and every creature that makes this planet their home.
No Native culture was perfect, of course, but it seems to us that European colonialists could have endeavored to learn more about the culture that they would so readily replace. Without further ado:
NATIVE AMERICAN CODE OF ETHICS
Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often.
The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
Be tolerant of those…
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