Some tribes call him Nanapush, some Inktomi, some see the deceiver as tarantula, others say Pihneefich or Saygap.
According to ICTMN’s Dr. Coyote, “Think of him as a Native Bart Simpson, you can learn how do things the right way from doing the opposite of what he does. Dr. Coyote usually speaks out of all sides of his mouth, with his forked tongue, or all at once.”
To help our ICTMN navigate the difficult waters of life in Indian Country, here are 8 MORE points of humorous wisdom from our own Dr. Coyote:
1. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in his or her moccasins. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their moccasins.
2. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
3. Turtle Mountain frybread is made of dark matter and approaches the density of a black hole.
4. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
5. Some days you’re the bug; some days you’re the windshield.
6. If you lend a “cousin” $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
7. Duct tape is like ‘The Force,’ it has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
8. There are two theories to arguing with a Native woman. Neither one works.