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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:
10423 - Sivanadian Jeeva, london, Non-USA, Canada 10424 - Trisha Kurylowich, Peace river, Select
10425 - Karin Götze, Leimbach, Non-USA, Germany 10426 - Candice Lawrence, London, Non-USA, Canada
10427 - Brigitte Lübbers, Krefeld, Non-USA, Germany 10428 - Anneke Veerbeek, Oosterbeek, Non-USA, Netherlands
10429 - Natalue Denney, Nashville, TN, United States 10430 - Julia Vitalis, Witzenhausen, Non-USA, Germany
10431 - Suzanne Gerard, Maineville, OH, United States 10432 - Sabine Baden, Wunstorf, Non-USA, Germany
10433 - maeilyn Roche, bristol, TN, United States 10434 - cherie smith, banks , OR, United States
10435 - wandamarie stelmachowicz, baltimore, MD, United States 10436 - wandamarie stelmachowicz, baltimore, MD, United States
10437 - Julia Stein, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 10438 - Toinya Sammartino, Nelson, Non-USA, Canada
10439 - Carole Keaney, Goshen, NY, United States 10440 - Bobbie Harrington, Rainy Lake, Non-USA, Canada
10441 - Carey Tinsley, kapaau, HI, United States 10442 - Michaela Dingermann, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany
10443 - Lucy van Kessel, Perth , Australia 10444 - Donna Johnston, Rio Rancho, NM, United States
10445 - Andria Creighton, Greenville, IN, United States 10446 - Sharonne Fogle, Oak Park, MI, United States
10447 - Tara Burke, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 10448 - jan staton, troy, MI, United States
10449 - judiann edwards-burrus, summersville, MO, United States 10450 - Angelique Boas, The Hague, Netherlands
10451 - piia jokisalo, suonenjoki, Finland 10452 - Rhonda Palmer, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
10453 - SANDRA LESTER, SOUTH EUCLID, OH, United States 10454 - Eileen Clason, Perth, United Kingdom
10455 - Travis Holtzclaw, Morganton, GA, United States 10456 - Ute Marwitz, Alsancak/ Girrne, Non-USA, Turkey
10457 - Martina Weisenfeld, Asendorf, Non-USA, Germany 10458 - Carol A Lang, Roseville, MI, United States
10459 - Gisela Wilbrand, Bielefeld, Germany 10460 - Susanne Maetzke, Münster, Germany
10461 - Joseph Noecker, Orlando, FL, United States 10462 - Teresa Conner, Framingham, MA, United States
10463 - Ross Klutke, Fort Collins, CO, United States 10464 - Danielle Yost, san dimas, CA, United States
10465 - Donna Melcher, Corvallis, OR, United States 10466 - TANIA BELFORT, SALVADOR, Brazil
10467 - Lorice McCloud, Fort Worth, TX, United States 10468 - Bettina Schuhmann, Wiesbaden, Germany
10469 - Sarah Bird, Dublin, Ireland {Republic} 10470 - Durk Veenstra, Wageningen, Netherlands
10471 - Toirealach Mc Ginley, Dunkineely, Ireland {Republic} 10472 - Cyndy Paige, Landenberg, PA, United States