As for the Seattle speech, I read about the invention of it by chance a couple of days after posting it on my FB wall! Wise words, but I won't be referring to them again. Shame though, as they do express a great truth, but the lack of authenticity is an issue of course. Ah well, there's plenty of genuine Native American wisdom to find truth from.
Sea Cat, the words are not invalidated just because the person who wrote was not who we were led to believe. I truly do believe the Earth is our metaphorical Mother who sustains us. There must be loads of historical examples of wise words attributed to people who have become deified through the mists of time. Its the spirit of the words that matter not who said them.
Wishing you light!
PS: Saw a rainbow over Avebury this evening and thought ... hope!