By: Ramona McCorriston (Submitted by Grant Duncan)

They say I must live in a white man’s way

This day and age

Still being bent to what they say

My heart remains tuned to Native time

I must dress conservative in style, have shoes upon my feet

Leave the ways they say are wild

Forfeit a heritage that is conquered

I must accept what this century has destroyed

And leave behind the innocence of my ancestors

I must forget father sky and mother earth and

Hurt this land we love with towering concrete

If I must fight their war as well or share in         

Conquests and slip away in drinks, drugs

All wish for wealth is mocking to me

Yet my body yields wanting but my heart

Reverts to so-called Savagery.

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