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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:
523 - Nan Thibert, Calgary, Non-USA, Canada 524 - plclough@wildblue.net Clough, Livingston, MY, United States
525 - Diana Claire Douglas, Ottawa, Non-USA, Canada 526 - Mike Ghouse, Dallas, TX, United States
527 - Wendyu Webber, Brattleboro, VT, United States 528 - Ann-Rosemary Conway, Victoria , DC, Canada
529 - Marc Maramay, East Sussex, Non-USA, United Kingdom 530 - Paula Clough, Livingston, MY, United States
531 - Fatima Amazonas, Brasilia, Brazil 532 - Diane J, Lonsdale, MN, United States
533 - Seneca Haynes, covington, VA, United States 534 - Stacey Lawson, San Rafael, CA, United States
535 - Celeste Gay, Kilgetty, Non-USA, United Kingdom 536 - aarn rothey, salt lake city, UT, United States
537 - Elfriede Ammann, Unterhaching, Non-USA, Germany 538 - Diana Grose, Alkmaar, Non-USA, Netherlands
539 - Bailey Renshaw, San Jose, CA, United States 540 - Lianda Ludwig, San Diego, CA, United States
541 - ann wolsky, hudson, FL, United States 542 - Morgaine Hamouris, Phoenix, AZ, United States
543 - Deirdre ARTHUR, ROSWELL, NM, United States 544 - Kathy Coots, Florence, OR, United States
545 - Antonia Greene, Vashon, WA, United States 546 - Ava Venturelli, Burbank, CA, United States
547 - Cindy March, Dallas, PA, United States 548 - Annie Fitzgerald, Falmouth Cornwall, United Kingdom
549 - Jim Gartner, Clifton, NJ, United States 550 - Lucy Boyer, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
551 - carmen page, MIAMI BEACH, FL, United States 552 - Amalia Saucedo, La Mirada, CA, United States
553 - Norma Tarango, Santa Fe, NM, United States 554 - phil smedstad, key west, FL, United States
555 - Michael Moore, Boudler Creek, CA, United States 556 - Mike Bouchard, Castle Rock, WA, United States
557 - Arun Wakhlu, PUNE, India 558 - Ann Stacy, Penryn, CA, United States
559 - Marilyn Edmonton, Edmonton, Non-USA, Canada 560 - Heather Brain, Bailey, CO, United States
561 - Bailey Renshaw, San Jose, CA, United States 562 - Angie Twydall, Canterbury, United Kingdom
563 - Linda Milks, San Francisco, CA, United States 564 - Amanda Rohmiller, Haymarket, VA, United States
565 - Perry Kimelman, Winnipeg, Non-USA, Canada 566 - Mary Luyet, Golden, CO, United States
567 - Edvard Nordenskjold, Bromma, Sweden 568 - Kristian Achilles, Molnbo, Non-USA, Sweden
569 - Judith Trengereid, Voss, Norway 570 - LAUC Zvonimir, Osijek, Croatia
571 - Lisa Pires, Mallow, Non-USA, Ireland {Republic} 572 - Olav Osttveit, Bergen, Norway