November is Native American Heritage Month, a chance for us all to reflect on the contributions and wisdoms of the original stewards of these colonized lands. In commemoration, inspired by an Instagram post from @IndigenousWomenHike, we wanted to pass the mic for some inspiring words about our natural world from indigenous leaders (and not famed conversationalist and writer John Muir).
As Indigenous Women Hike puts it, John Muir quotes are "like the live laugh love of the conservation world. Retire those tired JM quotes."
Here are some of our favorites to take their place, share some of your own favorites! Click to download a larger version.