(October 25, 2012) In August 2011, Russell Means said:
"I'm not going to argue with the Great Mystery. Lakota belief is that death is a change of worlds. And I believe like my dad believed."
“When it's my time to go, it's my time to go. I've told people after I die, I'm coming back as lightning. When it zaps the White House, they'll know it's me."
Earlier he said:
"The Universe which controls all life, has a female and male balance that is prevalent throughout our Sacred Grandmother, the Earth."
"This balance has to be acknowledged and become the determining factor in all of one’s decisions, be they spiritual, social, healthful, educational or economical."
On October 24, he’ll be honored in Pine Ridge, SD, the Republic of Lakota. Other gatherings will also celebrate his life and work.
Speaking for herself and children, Means' wife, Pearl Daniel Means, said the following:
"Hello our relatives. Our dad and husband, now walks among our ancestors.