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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:
10623 - Biljana Ognenova, Skopje, Macedonia 10624 - Nancy Baker, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
10625 - sabin bailey, santa fe, NM, United States 10626 - Leslie Simmons, San Jose, Costa Rica
10627 - Jackie Hinton, Memphis, TN, United States 10628 - Debi Consigny, cupertino, CA, United States
10629 - Cathy Buelow, St. Paul, MN, United States 10630 - mary higgins, dublin, Non-USA, Ireland {Republic}
10631 - Erwin Stechmann, Paderborn, Non-USA, Germany 10632 - Kat Maguire, Berkeley, CA, United States
10633 - Carolyn Tongco, Caloocan City, Non-USA, Philippines 10634 - trudy harper, morgantown, WV, United States
10635 - Guarionex Delgado, Nevada City, CA, United States 10636 - Sharon Delgado, Nevada City, CA, United States
10637 - marjolein blankestijn, rilland, Non-USA, Netherlands 10638 - Ada Knol, Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
10639 - Ross McKeachie, Denman Island, Non-USA, Canada 10640 - Desiree de Angelise, Beloit, WI, United States
10641 - Mike Bailey, Fairfield, IA, United States 10642 - Dianna Suarez, Colfax, CA, United States
10643 - Karen Litzinger, Pittsburgh, PA, United States 10644 - Elizabeth S Duquesnoy, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
10645 - Rebecca Walela Ritter, Healdsburg, CA, United States 10646 - dafna ohana, kapaa, HI, United States
10647 - Raysa Lutz, Phoenix, AZ, United States 10648 - Cathy Mines, Toronto, Canada
10649 - Phoebe Hancock, Newfoundland, Non-USA, Canada 10650 - Bob Challenger, Cambridge, Non-USA, Canada
10651 - Carol Ann Kukulsky, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada 10652 - Judy Uchikura, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada
10653 - Allison Roche, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada 10654 - Shannon Derr, Seattle, WA, United States
10655 - Sharron Merlin, toronto, Canada 10656 - NANCY KELSH, CHAPEL HILL, NC, United States
10657 - sally MXCeuVrEejE, New York, NM, Select 10658 - barbara ries, Tucson, AZ, United States
10659 - Sharon Goodhand, Nambour, Non-USA, Australia 10660 - varlog SDhmCPWcEHR, New York, GA, Select
10661 - varlog piCloHJFMFodU, New York, WA, Select 10662 - Shelly McNeal, Middlebury, VT, United States
10663 - uxinwh uxinwh, New York, MS, Select 10664 - Mary ann Reilly, Ephraim, WI, United States
10665 - Barry Heidt, Gleneden Beach, OR, United States 10666 - Teitzah Karys, Sonoma, CA, United States
10667 - Roxana Bank, Carbondale, CO, United States 10668 - Bradley YrUGrHjvIE, New York, NE, Select
10669 - Darlene Cavallara, Ridgway, CO, United States 10670 - Megan Cronkite, Burlington, VT, United States
10671 - Bradley OhubLyyLdW, New York, AZ, Select 10672 - exgobl exgobl, sItKfrBbMLEAwL, KY, Select