Declaration of Water
As children of water,
we raise our voices in solidarity to speak for all waters.
Water, the breath of all life, water the sustainer of all life,
water the voice of our ancestors, water pristine
Today we join hands, determined to honor,
trust and follow the ancient wisdom of our ancestors
whose teachings and messages continue to
live through us.
The message is clear: Honor and respect water
as a sacred and life-giving gift from the Creator of Life.
Water, the first living spirit on Earth.
All living beings come from water,
all is sustained by water,
all will return to water to begin life anew.
We are of water, and the water is of us.
When water is threatened, all living things are
What we do to water, We do to ourselves.
Adopted at the Hopi Hisot Navoti Gathering
October 23, 2003 Second Mesa, Arizona