"From both of these people [the author's preacher great uncle and his friend, a traditional spiritual man] and from many others, (I believe that everyone I have met has been my teacher) I have learned that there is one Creator who has as many names as there are languages. There is one Creator who has as many faces as there are traditions. We all look at creation and Creator from our traditional perspective. I believe that the Christian story of creation is the story passed down through generations of people of that particular part of the world". "There is no need for us as Native Americans to have to justify our traditions, our traditions are holy. Our traditions were given by the Creator. Our traditions given by the Creator were the way the Creator wanted us to live. We are to honor and respect these holy traditions just as we respect and honor the holy traditions of the people of Israel". "I met Jesus again through the prayers Native People pray to the Creator. So I will go back to the concept of one creation, one Creator who is known by many different names as there are tribes and races of people and glean from this that the Native People have known and met Jesus the son and word of God through their knowledge and understanding and recognition and prayers to the one who created all things". "This is the vital message Native America has to give to the rest of the world. There was no separation between human life and creation, and the mystery that created it. It is all one circle, one hoop of creation, blessing, honor and life, and it is good".
Author is an Episcopal priest and "White Earth Ojibwe ... He was a most able Executive Director of Indigenous Theological Training Institute during its formative years in the 1990s and was a delegate to Anglican Indigenous Network".