Willie Frank Sr., a Nisqually elder, speaks Southern
feshiGed veA tiiA sXeviq bedezuf faciAtalbix
We respect the visions of others.
Fuyayus veA FesEuF beU FesEuF dxFal ciA haFA ped tiiA FaciAtalbixveA
We work cooperatively together for the good of our people.
sAaqadeY fe suEabic Gele GaF txdiGicutbuA helGef fal tiiA wiWsuVeA
All natural things are our brothers and sisters, they have things to teach us, if
we are aware and listen.
oal tiiA beU fesEuf fesHuLab GesqaleI GeA tiiA fe FaciAtalbix beU stab beU faciAtalbix beU dibeA
We live in harmony within the circle of life, with all natural things, with our
community, and with ourselves.
FeshiIteb tiiA luoluo Geseshaydx Gel GebeU stab caqid helGef xif I sesDixbiAebs helGef caqid helGef Dix fa tiiA qa faciAtalbix
We respect the old ones for their wisdom; they are not cast aside, they continue
to hold a place of honor in our families and communities.
the family of Willie Frank Sr.