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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Growth is a painful process.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We've had daunting problems in many critical areas, but I believe in the old Cherokee injunction to "be of a good mind." Today it's called positive thinking.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I think the most important issue we have as a people is what we started, and that is to begin to trust our own thinking again and believe in ourselves enough to think that we can articulate our own vision of the future and then work to make sure that that vision becomes a reality.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“She likened her job to "running a small country, a medium corporation, and being a social worker."”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“One of the things my parents taught me, and I'll always be grateful as a gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me; that for me to define myself . . . and I think that helped me a lot in assuming a leadership position.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.”

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