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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:
10473 - Robert Goldthwaite, Plymouth, MA, United States 10474 - LILIA ( Firefly) CAJILOG, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM, United States
10475 - Christie Anne MacKay, Westhampton, NY, United States 10476 - Carrie Smith, New York, NY, United States
10477 - Earleen Dickens, St. Thomas, Canada 10478 - Aaron stuttman, lansing, MI, United States
10479 - Thomas Otten, Chapel Hill, NC, United States 10480 - William zRvjYEVMGYKWkDHfA, New York, VA, Select
10481 - Buffy Curtis, Clinton, NY, United States 10482 - Eva aoNNfdxEMjhvNdOwsn, New York, DC, Select
10483 - Dessie Diamond, Upper Marlboro, MD, United States 10484 - Lorraine Doherty, Rochester, MN, United States
10485 - matt kBXNGQngrNSuWlAP, New York, SC, Select 10486 - William tbqZTTLgjqqnroUFx, New York, DE, Select
10487 - Andy Mager, Syracuse, NY, United States 10488 - Sheila Sicilia, Syracuse, NY, United States
10489 - Joann Hill, Liverpool, NY, United States 10490 - ER Curtis, Clinton, NY, United States
10491 - Tanya Atwood-Adams, Fayetteville, NY, United States 10492 - Emily Bishop, Syracuse, NY, United States
10493 - daniel bowers, ithaca, NY, United States 10494 - Susan Moran, Woodstock, NY, United States
10495 - Elise Rasmussen, Antwerp, Belgium 10496 - Elizabeth Bowen, Fort Pierce, FL, United States
10497 - Margaret Clark, Syracuse, NY, United States 10498 - Jennifer Kinzie, Liverpool, NY, United States
10499 - Maurine McTyre-Watts, Syracuse, NY, United States 10500 - Eric Paulina, Willemstad, Aruba
10501 - Parker XrUOflVeoSIUTEhTpE, New York, KS, Select 10502 - Brayden yslrpweyVmXZzKoFnnm, New York, ME, Select
10503 - Ian fXUVFxVQByzXjli, New York, AK, Select 10504 - Alex hxchoBrYEwSsKuN, New York, UT, Select
10505 - Deborah Knittel, Versailles, KY, United States 10506 - Caroline Liquori, Chittenango, NY, United States
10507 - Sasha Samy, Vancouver, Non-USA, Canada 10508 - Jennivere Aldana, Idaho Falls, ID, United States
10509 - Mary Murphy, Portland, OR, United States 10510 - Melt Balance Toe Esquibel, Idaho Falls, ID, United States
10511 - etwmhy etwmhy, New York, MY, Select 10512 - Alexis OfdhCxyYzIsgCRJs, New York, DC, Select
10513 - Marcella Matthaei, St Augustine, FL, United States 10514 - Cindy Foss, Prescott, AZ, United States
10515 - Jacquie Astling, Middlebury, IN, United States 10516 - Betty Jones, Pleasant Lake, IN, United States
10517 - Tommy Teeter, Middlebury, IN, United States 10518 - George Trump, Hinesville, GA, United States
10519 - Col. Dennis Ray Payne Jr., Martinsville, IN, United States 10520 - Sofia Sanchez, Plymouth, IN, United States
10521 - Andrew SMKuyxuDTSNPne, New York, KY, Select 10522 - Bob Hanna, Asheville, NC, United States