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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:
623 - hileah reigh, honolulu, HI, United States 624 - Barbara Stephen, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada
625 - Mary M. Brewer, Volcano, HI, United States 626 - Muff Warren, La Mesa, CA, United States
627 - BJ Hoverman, Columbia, SC, United States 628 - Linda Newton, Los Altos, CA, United States
629 - Mikhail Baker, Malaga, Non-USA, Spain 630 - Steve Brown, Hayward, CA, United States
631 - esther valier, jacksonville beach, FL, United States 632 - Tom Peric, Toronto, Canada
633 - Jane McChesney, Rockford, IL, United States 634 - Nirelle Boyd, Ballina, Australia
635 - esther valier, jacksonville beach, FL, United States 636 - Amy Johnson, Yorktown Hts, NY, United States
637 - Francoise Collet, Hurley, NY, United States 638 - Kim Taylor, Edmonton, Non-USA, Canada
639 - Kent MacIntosh, Healdsburg, CA, United States 640 - janelle thomas, sonora, CA, United States
641 - Christine McNally, Ojai, CA, United States 642 - Lori Novoa, Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador
643 - Tori Marlen, Athabasca, Non-USA, Canada 644 - Val Harra, Evanston, IL, United States
645 - joy clark, sebastopol, CA, United States 646 - Cris Mulvey, Whitefish, MY, United States
647 - Debby Berenguer-Dane, South Blooming Grove, NY, United States 648 - Phil Merry , Singapore, Non-USA, Singapore
649 - naseem cassim, oakville, Non-USA, Canada 650 - Carolyn Cahill, Monterey, CA, United States
651 - Paula Jeane, Joshua Tree, CA, United States 652 - ane berrett, bellingham, WA, United States
653 - Leah Lesniarek, Dortmund, Germany 654 - leslie Shapero, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
655 - Kay Spring, Fallbrook, CA, United States 656 - Bob BENNETT, RENO, NV, United States
657 - Nadia Mykolayevych, Cambridge, MA, United States 658 - mona dinaburg, boynton beach, FL, United States
659 - Andrés Valverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica 660 - Nancy Miller, Prescott, AZ, United States
661 - Annette Faber, Maintal, Germany 662 - jennie stonier, salluit, Non-USA, Canada
663 - Linda Loganathan, LEEDS, Non-USA, United Kingdom 664 - Liana Carbon, San Diego, CA, United States
665 - Sandra Lander, Kahakuloa, HI, United States 666 - Melanie Climis, Shepherdstown, WV, United States
667 - Barbara Ryland, south Portland, ME, United States 668 - Julia Saenz, Anchorage, AK, United States
669 - Gloria Constantin, Boulder, CO, United States 670 - Richard Berrington, North Vancouver, Canada
671 - Paula Spring, Kirkland, WA, United States 672 - Jennifer Elam, Media, PA, United States