Don (Donnee) Lea Matison and his wife Sue

IN MEMORIAM: Don (Donnee) Lea Matison

We mourn the loss of Don Lea Matison, Donnee in Cherokee, Spiritual Elder with our Tribe, the United Cherokee Nation-Aniyvwiya, who passed away late on the night of July 28, 2023. Pictured at right with his wife Sue. Read more »

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Cherokee Proverb “Two Wolves”

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on 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.’

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