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The spirituality of the Indigenous Peoples is intimately linked to their animist beliefs and traditions. They see the creation in its entirely, possessing a soul and forming an interconnected and interdependent whole. Love, harmony and the respect for the nature’s laws prevail.
For the Native Peoples the death represents a continuance of life, a passage toward another truth, populated by ancestors and spiritual beings.

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Sami People

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Inuit People
Oh, Great Spirit,
whose voice I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be superior to my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes,
so when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit will come to you
without shame.
                               American Indian Lakota – chief Yellow Lark – 1887
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