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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:
10373 - ruth hosek, chicago, IL, United States 10374 - Giselle Hewko, Boulder, CO, United States
10375 - cheryl bishop, sturgeon bay, WI, United States 10376 - vicente granell mondragon, valencia, Spain
10377 - Elizabeth Vitale, Hartford, CT, United States 10378 - Sheila Vulcan, Tucson, AZ, United States
10379 - Kelly Polian, Cleveland, OH, United States 10380 - Paula Fardilis, Loveland, Select
10381 - william Martin Jr., Lansing, MI, United States 10382 - Mary Hagan, London, Non-USA, Canada
10383 - kim zimmerman, Taos, NM, United States 10384 - Frankie Merrill, San Diego, CA, Select
10385 - Peter Walsh, Monterey, CA, United States 10386 - Bruce Raymond, Osage Beach, MO, United States
10387 - Josephine Gross, CHATSWORTH, CA, United States 10388 - Virginia Hudson, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
10389 - John Burgess, Austin, TX, United States 10390 - Joy Lynn Rossser, Benton, LA, United States
10391 - Maria Hondros, Santa Fe, NM, United States 10392 - Baerbel Handel, 55218 Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany
10393 - Claus Kambing, Dortmund, Germany 10394 - Madlyn Herrmann, Detmold, Germany
10395 - Gudrun Hannemann, Karlsruhe, Germany 10396 - David Baillie, Dunedin, New Zealand
10397 - marlene harvey, Olney, United Kingdom 10398 - Maureen Page, Covington, GA, United States
10399 - Beate Sugg-Kastner, Schwirzheim, Germany 10400 - Monika Newton, Lima, Peru
10401 - Yvonne Bahn, Berlin, Germany 10402 - Casey Friel, Tampa, FL, United States
10403 - Yukali & Lisandrel Catalin WV Zidon & Schillo-Vasies Schiller, Malmö, Non-USA, Sweden 10404 - Jaki Hall, Saint Augustine, FL, United States
10405 - Mary Orlando, Phoenix, AZ, United States 10406 - Pamela Johnson, Edmonton, Non-USA, Canada
10407 - Sue McDonald, Boise, ID, United States 10408 - Beth Mell, Houston, TX, United States
10409 - Terry Abraham, Lucan, Ireland {Republic} 10410 - Sarah Holzgreve, Lüneburg, Germany
10411 - Paul Copeman, London, Non-USA, United Kingdom 10412 - Coen Reijntjes, Beetsterzwaag, Netherlands
10413 - Jill Johnston, Vader, WA, United States 10414 - Sandy McComb, South Haven, MI, United States
10415 - Charlotte McClelland, Astoria, OR, United States 10416 - Steve Bock, Mannford, OK, United States
10417 - Vyctorya B, Uncasville, CT, United States 10418 - Beth King-Mock, Kaneohe, HI, United States
10419 - Lydia D. Rangel, La Feria, TX, United States 10420 - Jeanne LeBlanc, St. Augustine, FL, United States
10421 - BETTY PHILLIPS, TEMPE, AZ, United States 10422 - Tara Kraft, Wels, Non-USA, Austria