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Founding Signatories
  • James O’Dea – Author
  • Stephen Dinan – The Shift Network
  • Glenn Parry – SEED Graduate Institute
  • Philip Hellmich – Summer of Peace
  • Claudia Sobrevilla – Environmentalist
  • Bruce Lipton – Author
  • Nina Meyeroff – Children of the Earth
  • Diane Williams – Source of Synergy Foundation
  • Barbara Fields – Assoc. for Global New Thought
  • Kathy Gardarian – Qualis International
  • David Gershon – Empowerment Institute
  • Deborah Moldow – World Peace Prayer Society
  • Lynnea Lumbard – New Stories
  • Gordon Dveirin – The Claritas Institute
  • Ocean Robbins – The Food Revolution Network
  • Rinaldo Brutoco – World Business Academy
  • Rick Ulfik – We, The World
  • Terry Patten – Bay Area Integral

Humanity faces a time in our evolving story when we must harvest our deepest collective wisdom in order to survive and even thrive as a healthy, peaceful and sustainable planetary civilization.

In the course of humanity’s journey we have many great achievements to celebrate and honor but we have to acknowledge what has been misguided, damaging to each other and harmful to all life. It is time for healing and a new beginning.

Great skill is now needed to reconnect the bonds of our collective interdependence on behalf of all of Earth’s diverse peoples and cultures and to restore an original contract with our planet’s eco-system and its intricate design for all life.

We cannot evolve skillfully at this vital juncture in our collective story if we fail to integrate the teachings of our wisdom keepers.

Both reason and conscience require that the precious wisdom of Earth’s Indigenous peoples be fully acknowledged. Their skillful ways of living in harmony with Nature and its laws have too often been marginalized and ignored.

Humanity has paid a great price for destructive actions committed against Indigenous peoples. In the name of religion, profit and progress, some of humanity’s greatest knowledge about the interrelationship of all life forms has been placed in jeopardy.

Increasing numbers of people now recognize the importance of supporting the transmission of this essential wisdom.

It is in this spirit of deep recognition and appreciation for the value of Indigenous wisdom that we, the signatories to this declaration, hereby proclaim our commitment to the following:

Apology is due to Indigenous peoples for the suppression and violation of their cultures and ways of being. We invite communities, institutions, local authorities and governments to formally and informally offer sincere apology for past actions that resulted in cultural oppression and denigration.

Responsibility for past violations, wounding and discrimination must be expressed in truthful historical narratives and educational materials. We recommend the formation of local and national initiatives to take responsibility for the past and explore the nature of Indigenous wisdom. We encourage support for the production of a wide array of accessible media and curricular materials to set the record straight and ensure the accurate and appropriate transmission of Native wisdom teachings.

Reconciliation must be sought so that healing may occur between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. We call on representatives of public and private institutions to seek ways to engage in meaningful acts and processes of reconciliation through ceremony, presentations and gatherings.

Collaboration in multiple contexts relating to health, environment, sustainable economies and educational opportunities will constitute an essential dimension of expressing sincere apology, acknowledging responsibility and fostering reconciliation. To these ends we encourage collaboration with Indigenous communities and institutions to optimize our collective learning and healing in this pivotal time for all humanity.

We, the undersigned, pledge our commitment to these ideals and the promotion of concrete actions to support respect for Indigenous peoples, a shared partnership for life on Earth and the transmission of our collective wisdom:

Signed by:
73 - Janyce Lukowski, Schenectady, NY, United States 74 - Katrina O'Sullivan, Exeter, United Kingdom
75 - Robert van Lankeren, Amerongen, Netherlands 76 - Sarah Honisch, Berlin, Germany
77 - John & Diane Stanley, Galway, Ireland {Republic} 78 - heidy wolven, Adelaide, Australia
79 - Fran Riley, Ulverston, United Kingdom 80 - John Hugg, Kihei, HI, United States
81 - sabine knoll, dürnstein, Austria 82 - Blair Boettger, Warren, VT, United States
83 - marie heald, preston, United Kingdom 84 - margot bergman, timberville, VA, United States
85 - Kahontakwas Diane Longboat, Akwesasne, Non-USA, Canada 86 - Terri McFarland, Jupiter, FL, United States
87 - Myra Moyryla, calumet, MI, United States 88 - Libby Charron, Bracebridge, Non-USA, Canada
89 - Karen L. Myers, Cheshire, CT, United States 90 - Su J, Orlando, FL, United States
91 - Roberta Rainwater, Laurel, MS, United States 92 - Kawennanoron Cynthia , Six Nations, Grand River Territory, Canada
93 - Vivi Silverstein, Caledonia, Non-USA, Canada 94 - Helene Levasseur, Saint-Laurent, Non-USA, Canada
95 - William Powlesland, Bracebridge, Non-USA, Canada 96 - Bonnie Steelman, Philadelphia, PA, United States
97 - PERLA SOFIA GONZALEZ MARINEL-L0, MIAMI, FL, Select 98 - Betsy Haley, Dover, NH, United States
99 - amy chamberlain, bath, ME, United States 100 - brenda nusbaum, hickory grove, SC, United States
101 - Powers, Milford, CT, United States 102 - Diana Powers, Milford, CT, United States
103 - M. Ghost Dancer Wene, Golden Valley, AZ, United States 104 - Anne Moon, Fergus, Non-USA, Canada
105 - Stephen Gaertner, Belleville, IL, United States 106 - Donna Curry, Westfield, IN, United States
107 - Briana Lorenz-Marrow, Nevada City, CA, United States 108 - Belvie Rooks, Sausalito, CA, United States
109 - Marie Gabrielle L, Paris, France 110 - Laurel Maze, Peru, IL, United States
111 - Meredith Self, Ashburn, VA, United States 112 - Eimear O'Neill, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada
113 - Sophie Dowse, Bic, Canada 114 - Suzanne Carlson, Greenfield, MA, United States
115 - Hans Sinn, Perth, Non-USA, Canada 116 - Peter Cedergren, Longmont, CO, United States
117 - michael morningstar, Sugar Land, TX, United States 118 - Katherine Sullivan, Boise, ID, United States
119 - Marilyn Daniels, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada 120 - Dominique Mazeaud, Santa Fe, NM, United States
121 - Deborah Brodey, Toronto, Canada 122 - Hal Silverstein, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada