IITC recognizes all those whose strength of spirit and hard work built this organization and advanced the cause we believe in. We want to especially honor the IITC founders, Board members, staff and representatives who have left this world. Their words and their examples of struggle, achievement and love for the Peoples will continue to guide and inspire us.
El CITI reconoce a todos aquellos cuya fortaleza de espíritu y ardua labor construyeron esta organización y adelantaron la causa en la cual creemos. Deseamos honrar específicamente a los fundadores del CITI, miembros de la Junta de Directores, personal y representantes que ya han partido de este mundo. Sus palabras y ejemplos de lucha, logros y amor por los Pueblos continúan guiándonos e inspirándonos.
We thank them… and many more.
“Our word is sacred to us and so are these Treaties. The US government came to us, not the other way around. They asked us to lay down our arms and to live in peace and friendship with them in perpetuity. They said they would respect our traditional land rights in return. We have held up our end of the bargain. When can we expect the same from them?”
~ James Main Sr., IITC Board member
Gros Ventre (White Clay) Nation, Montana