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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:
10823 - Sally Wong, Melbourne, Australia 10824 - Fany Triantafillidou, Sofia, Bulgaria
10825 - Krissi Blank, Moab, UT, United States 10826 - Joshua Rodrigue, Golden Meadow , LA, United States
10827 - Wayne Henderson, North Vancouver , Canada 10828 - Nancy Garbett, Park City, UT, United States
10829 - David Metcalf, Ubud, Non-USA, Indonesia 10830 - Odile España, Sitges, Non-USA, Spain
10831 - Diane Whyte, Rapid City , SD, United States 10832 - Jenna Porterfield, Omaha, NE, United States
10833 - Mireille Saurette, Brandon, Non-USA, Canada 10834 - Yvette Hassell, O'stad, Aruba
10835 - Nancy Caldwell, Toluca Lake, CA, United States 10836 - Don Ekrut, Boise, ID, United States
10837 - Hanne Goeminne, Antwerp, Belgium 10838 - Krista Harris , Aurora , CO, United States
10839 - Sumarni Laman, Palangka Raya, Indonesia, Indonesia 10840 - Mardi Burton, Waterville, Non-USA, Canada
10841 - Liza Marron, Saguache, CO, United States 10842 - Curtis Scheib, SALIDA, CO, United States
10843 - raquel smith, missoula, MY, United States 10844 - Pakhi United States, Durango, CO, United States
10845 - Laura Paulini, Lüneburg, Non-USA, Germany 10846 - Sandra United States, Missoula, MY, United States
10847 - Anginetta Arizmendi , Cole Camp , MO, United States 10848 - Teresa Klein, Surrey , Canada
10849 - Susann Aurich, Bamberg, Germany 10850 - Karen Clewley, Brantford, Non-USA, Canada
10851 - Tamara GODINOT, Châteauroux, France 10852 - Lea KATHINKA, Freiburg, Non-USA, Germany
10853 - Arie Winky, Palangka Raya, HI, Indonesia 10854 - Debbie Doolittle, Garner, NC, United States
10855 - Ryan United States, Aurora, CO, United States 10856 - Sherry Vigdor , New York , NY, United States
10857 - Judith Kubran, Brooklybn, NY, United States 10858 - Alyse Korn, Canyon Country, CA, United States
10859 - Toni United States, White Lake, MI, United States 10860 - sara angus, Ann Arbor , MI, United States
10861 - Madeline Rugh, Norman, OK, United States 10862 - Barbara Ambler, Aptos, CA, United States
10863 - Susan Kovacs, Tucson, AZ, United States 10864 - B Sitkin, Boulder, CO, United States
10865 - Tiffany Fullmer, Santa Cruz, CA, United States 10866 - Mitzi United States, Littleton, CO, Select
10867 - Yuliana United States, Hermiston, OR, United States 10868 - Lorraine Dachiel Winfield , East Stroudsburg , PA, United States
10869 - Ahowan ICrow, Sun City, AZ, United States 10870 - e b, new york, NY, United States
10871 - Donna Sais, Sagkeeng Mb, Non-USA, Canada 10872 - Lindsay Carron, Los Angeles, CA, United States