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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:
10273 - Jim Traynor, Lillooet, Non-USA, Canada 10274 - Jennifer Kemnitz, Portland, OR, United States
10275 - Charles Conatser, Lubbock, TX, United States 10276 - Suni Sayers, Lismore, Australia
10277 - Rita De Backer, Beringen, Belgium 10278 - Glynis Felstead, Kings Lynn, United Kingdom
10279 - Sharyn White, Richmond, CA, United States 10280 - Zorka Grigorov, Geneva, Non-USA, Switzerland
10281 - Erica Hennell, Swindon, United Kingdom 10282 - Paul Jones, Coral Gables, FL, United States
10283 - Rebecca Blevins, Winston-Salem, NC, United States 10284 - Michelle Levar, Denmark, Non-USA, Australia
10285 - piero and brigitte Mancini, florence, Italy 10286 - deirdre battista, milton keynes, United Kingdom
10287 - pauline nelson, stirlingshire, Non-USA, United Kingdom 10288 - mick growen, antwerp, Non-USA, Belgium
10289 - Ellen Roth, West Hollywood, CA, United States 10290 - Sara Maynard, Saundersfoot, Non-USA, United Kingdom
10291 - Ulla Lind, Faaborg, Denmark 10292 - diana miller, forest row, United Kingdom
10293 - Regina Lowe, Greensburg, IN, United States 10294 - Eileen Stevens, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
10295 - Joan Mertens, House Springs, MO, United States 10296 - sofia livingstone, dolceacqua, Italy
10297 - Rika Körte, Bielefeld, Non-USA, Germany 10298 - hana mendes, london, United Kingdom
10299 - Sandra Mitchell, Findhorn, Non-USA, United Kingdom 10300 - David Bradshaw, Canton, OH, United States
10301 - Bea Martin, Bristol, Non-USA, United Kingdom 10302 - Patrick Durkin, Hull, MA, United States
10303 - Deirdre Garvey, Lakewood, OH, United States 10304 - mitz cotugno, weaverville, NC, United States
10305 - kathlene oconnell, geneva, OH, United States 10306 - Toni Hodge, Boise, ID, United States
10307 - Nilufer Caglar, Athens, Greece 10308 - Christine Valadon, Cleveland, OH, United States
10309 - Anne Farnum, Bloomfield, CT, United States 10310 - Sue Thomas, Mantua, OH, United States
10311 - Ginger Pizzurro, Taos, NM, United States 10312 - pete simms, new york, NY, United States
10313 - Rachel Wolff, Bandon, OR, United States 10314 - Jody Pittner, Cleveland, OH, United States
10315 - Elly Jacobs, Hoogstraten, Belgium 10316 - Daniel Miller, Wilmington, OH, United States
10317 - Helena Hanson, Seattle, WA, United States 10318 - Ingrid Mandeville, Brampton, Non-USA, Canada
10319 - Jennifer Bentz, Tynset, Norway 10320 - Rebecca White, London, Non-USA, Canada
10321 - MH Fish, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada 10322 - Radko Vacek, Toledo, OH, United States