Share The Road


I caught myself dreaming
Of a day we stood together
We were joining all our hands then we cried

Thanking all of those who went before us
Sacrificed and adored us
They made sure we would survive

We tore our CDIB cards into a million pieces
Then we took back all our land
And here we thrived

No more BIA, no welfare checks, no broken treaties
We will make a stand
And stay alive

Will you come with me?
Let’s share the road awhile
Will you come with me?
It’s only a few more miles

We’ve come so far it’s foolish to go back
And live in misery
This is not the time to be shy

With Red Cloud, Kennekuk and Sequoyah
Here to guide us
We’ll keep going to the end
We’ll fly

This darkness can’t go on
Let’s walk into the sun


Written by Arigon Starr
©2002 Starrwatcher Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics reprinted by Kind Permission

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This is my dream for Native America. We’ll all walk the Red Road together and change the world, one step at a time. Some folks don’t know about CDIB cards. It’s a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, which are issued by separate tribes in the Lower 48 States. The cards can only be issued by “Federally Recognized Tribes,” which leaves a lot of people out of the picture. I feel those cards have been used to divide and conquer our people for a long time!