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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:
10323 - Lennart Curt Ostblom, Ry, Denmark 10324 - Hilda Montalvo, Wellington, FL, United States
10325 - Angela Lensch, Egg Harbor, WI, United States 10326 - Mariana Garcia, valle de bravo, Non-USA, Mexico
10327 - Kim Schulz, Pensacola, FL, United States 10328 - marie-elena mello, claremeont, CA, United States
10329 - Deirdre Wilcox, Seattle, WA, United States 10330 - Selva Czarnecki, Vilcabamba, Non-USA, Ecuador
10331 - Selva Czarnecki, Vilcabamba, Non-USA, Ecuador 10332 - Renate Otto-Walter, 33619 Bielefeld, Germany
10333 - Sofia Safi, Atlanta , GA, United States 10334 - Raelene Barrows, Clinton, UT, United States
10335 - Brenda Bernhardt, Lake Cowichan, Non-USA, Canada 10336 - David Cebrian-Tarrason, Castellon de la Plana, Spain
10337 - Jefta Hoed, Amsterdam, Non-USA, Netherlands 10338 - Marta Franquesa, Barcelona, Spain
10339 - Mary Ownby, North Palm Beach, FL, United States 10340 - dolly mcpeek, Bristol, TN, United States
10341 - Monette Santillan Rivera, North Hills, CA, United States 10342 - Marie Tilley, glastonbury, Non-USA, United Kingdom
10343 - Patricia Melstrom, Parksville BC, Canada 10344 - Sharon McCarthy, San Rafael, CA, United States
10345 - lee derus, asheville, NC, United States 10346 - Mo Green, Swansea, Non-USA, United Kingdom
10347 - Cynthia Helms, Oark, AR, United States 10348 - Sarah Gall, Castéron, France
10349 - Camilla Blossom, Washougal, WA, United States 10350 - Martha Eyzaguirre, Patzcuaro, Mexico
10351 - Macaillah Kenna Blackwell, Culver City, CA, United States 10352 - Markus W., Kassel, Non-USA, Germany
10353 - barbara breckenfeld, Seattle, WA, United States 10354 - Anna Krakowski, St.Petersburg, FL, United States
10355 - susanne sevenoglu, bielefeld, Non-USA, Germany 10356 - James Barnes, Hemet, CA, United States
10357 - Rachel Meredith, Portland, OR, United States 10358 - Ken Adams, Berkeley , CA, United States
10359 - Ursa Illgen, D 89143 Blaubeuren, Germany 10360 - Bonny L Cameron, Nanaimo, Non-USA, Canada
10361 - Tarika Hoffmann, Buckow, Germany 10362 - Brigitte Prager, Augsburg, Germany
10363 - Maria Apreza, Seattle, WA, United States 10364 - Tracy Lea (Makoonce) Parsons, Scenery Hill, PA, United States
10365 - nathalie le cann, geneve, Switzerland 10366 - Ulrike Podehl-Stock, Hamburg, Germany
10367 - Elizabeth Ferris, London (Ontario), Non-USA, Canada 10368 - Berni Kindetmann, Roedinghausen, Germany
10369 - Linda Jansson, Oberode, Non-USA, Germany 10370 - Angela Ertel, Lynnwood, WA, United States
10371 - Loretta Arvizu, Woodinville, WA, United States 10372 - Petra Dindinger Biermann, Nules, Non-USA, Spain