The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.
I've run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian.
America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking.
We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we're going. And get the job done.
I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.
Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief.
Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they'd like to be chief. There's been a change in the limits people see.
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.