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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:
123 - Holly Brown, Somersworth, NH, United States 124 - Robin Streichler, Los Angeles, CA, United States
125 - Anne Fitzgerald, Seattle, WA, United States 126 - Jodie Smith, Cheyenne, WY, United States
127 - Donna Campbell, Santa Rosa, , CA, United States 128 - Graham Collard, Perth, Non-USA, Australia
129 - Denise Foley, Phoenix, OR, United States 130 - Edward Wugalter, Toronto, ON, Canada
131 - Rebecca Massoud, San Diego, CA, United States 132 - Edith Lewis, Ann Abor, MI, United States
133 - Heather Hanson, Riverview, FL, United States 134 - hazel bell-koski, toronto, Non-USA, Canada
135 - Janet Haynes, Ann Arbor, MI, United States 136 - Angelika Nowak, Vienna, Austria
137 - Melanie Smith, Woodinville, WA, United States 138 - Morgan McGregor, San Diego, CA, United States
139 - Tryntsje Veenstra, Friesland, Netherlands 140 - madeline shaw, slate hill, NY, United States
141 - Amy Jacob, San Anselmo, CA, United States 142 - Ken Lucas, Gibraltar, Non-USA, Gibraltar
143 - Radha Devi, Nevada City, CA, United States 144 - Tammy Joy, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
145 - carol nicholson, Alachua, FL, United States 146 - Michel Roy, Boucherville, Canada
147 - GAIL REBBECK, ANTIGONISH, Canada 148 - Barbara Kantola, Niles, MI, United States
149 - Connie Dunn, Springville, TN, United States 150 - Carol Howell, Jefferson, ME, United States
151 - Ricardo Hidalgo, Seattle, WA, United States 152 - Deborah Carson, Guelph, Non-USA, Canada
153 - Elizabeth Orr, Melbourne, Australia 154 - Debra Freeman, Kokomo, IN, United States
155 - LYNETTE KLEINSCHMIDT, WOOSTER, OH, United States 156 - Evelyn Lewis, Independence, LA, United States
157 - Susan Foster, Perth, Australia 158 - Sherri Kejick, Kenora, Non-USA, Canada
159 - Rosalie Bostick, Santa Monica, CA, United States 160 - Betty Levine, Des Plaines, IL, United States
161 - Erin Kellogg, Bainbridge Island, WA, United States 162 - Mary Janet Collins, Belmont, CA, United States
163 - gilda martens, toronto, Canada 164 - Christopher Deeble, Canberra, Non-USA, Australia
165 - Lorraine Ann Groom, Malaga,, Spain 166 - Colleen Maguire, Kila, MY, United States
167 - Benedicte Jachez, Valleraugue, France 168 - Barbara Cerridwen, Swannanoa, NC, United States
169 - Janet Thomas, Cleveland, OH, Select 170 - Nancy Carnes, Durham, NC, United States
171 - jackie ryan, caledonia, Non-USA, Canada 172 - Jose van der Zee, Huizen, Netherlands