“The bow and arrow have now been replaced with a law degree or an engineering degree. For Indian people to get off the welfare rolls and take care of themselves and contribute to society, they need to use modern tools – and you only get those through higher education. People in cities have no idea of the conditions that Native Americans face on reservations. There is no way for a child or family to earn and save money for an education. So it takes individuals. It takes organizations. It takes dedicated people. It takes money. It takes people who are unselfish to make this dream come true.”

Howard Rainer, Taos Pueblo – Creek
National Indian Youth Trainer