“Understand that the river knows its destination,
The elders say we must let go of the shore.
Push off into the middle of the river,
Keep our eyes open and our heads above water.”
“We are the ones we have been waiting for!”
Excerpts from “A Great Hopi Poem: The Ones We Have Been Waiting For”
Thomas Banyacya Sr. (1910-1999); Speaker of the Wolf, Fox and Coyote Clan. Elder of the Hopi Nation.