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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:
10723 - jean hebert, talkettna, AK, United States 10724 - Jonlyn Pierson, Hot Springs, NC, United States
10725 - Nancy Mazzarella-Tisch, Astoria , OR, United States 10726 - Alison Ashton, Perth, Non-USA, Australia
10727 - JimmiNi uPvLZZoAtIJFFHOvKx, New York, IN, Select 10728 - Rachel Cohen-Cepeda, albany, CA, United States
10729 - Beau Grzanich, Normal, IL, United States 10730 - Cherie Bray, Eugene, OR, United States
10731 - Elizabeth Echevarria, MOODUS, CT, United States 10732 - gail fialk, wayne, NJ, United States
10733 - Jeanne Thornton, Littleton, CO, United States 10734 - CarlaDean Caldera, Madras, OR, United States
10735 - Esthy Baltisberger, Reinach, Non-USA, Switzerland 10736 - GoldenTabs wtYYkUBBxFTINYZTz, New York, HI, Select
10737 - Kayla McDaniel, Coal township , PA, United States 10738 - suzanne lewis, boise, ID, United States
10739 - Barneyxcq GOWPQAMTNIQvpZ, New York, SD, Select 10740 - Donna Olsen, Brooklyn Park, MN, United States
10741 - Barbara Bowers, Knoxville, TN, United States 10742 - dee story, westerville, OH, Select
10743 - Judith Passmore, Middletown, CT, United States 10744 - kwvvuuyqwvj kwvvuuyqwvj, tmAPSKyhbH, KS, Select
10745 - Judi eMpwMzjkbXxGRoaQY, New York, IA, Select 10746 - Shelley Royle, Murray, KY, United States
10747 - Helen Rubeli, Dungog, Australia 10748 - Kofi Idris, YAK ZOOG Teng/Anloga/Tsiame, Ghana
10749 - Judix KIGeJoxVfhkbjS, New York, IN, Select 10750 - michael coles, vancouver, Non-USA, Canada
10751 - Ulrike Schütz, Munich, Germany 10752 - Kathleen Joyce , St Paul, MN, United States
10753 - Janet Cate, New London, NH, United States 10754 - Georgia Sumner , London , Non-USA, United Kingdom
10755 - Cynthia Miller , Galt , CA, United States 10756 - Bernadet ten Hove, Groningen, Netherlands
10757 - sylvia young, UXBRIDGE, MA, United States 10758 - Bee Falcon, Taos, NM, United States
10759 - Dorothy Canada, St. Albert, Non-USA, Canada 10760 - Harvey Newman , West Palm Beach, FL, United States
10761 - Sissie Smalley-Bower, Gloversville, NY, United States 10762 - Evelyn Santiago, Oswego, IL, United States
10763 - Reva Hamilton , WASHINGTON Dc, Select 10764 - MesHeli Ford, Cedar hill, MO, United States
10765 - Francoise McCullough , South Pasadena , CA, Select 10766 - Barbara May-Clark, Sacramento, CA, United States
10767 - Ruth United States, cincinnati, OH, Select 10768 - Debra Smith United States, Glendale, AZ, United States
10769 - Claire Lepine, Eganville, Non-USA, Canada 10770 - Theresa Barzee, Durham, NC, United States
10771 - Laura ,Wisconsin Chippewa Holmes-Cadotte Jordan , Pismo Beach , CA, United States 10772 - Amanda Fancher, Middleton, WI, United States