The United Cherokee path sets us apart from the traditional Cherokee approach to government but it also sets the tone for the United Cherokee Nation of Indians approach to the world in which we live.

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“…We believe strongly in the principles of fairness and social responsibility.  Without those things, all human civil endeavors are doomed to failure.  We have a unique opportunity, as First People, to build our society in the authentic image of truth and justice; “lights”, if you will, that dispel the darkness caused by Greed and social decay…”

Cherokee Proverb “Two Wolves”

“One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on the inside all people. He said: My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’:

One wolf is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, lust, hate, regret, prejudice, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, pride, untruth, false witness, lying, pride, superiority, attachment, and all such things.

The other wolf is Good. It is Love, joy, peace, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, tenderness, compassion, faith, and all other tributaries of Love.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one I feed.’