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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:
10873 - Jane United States, Marion, IA, United States 10874 - Merri Mulherin, Gloucester, Australia
10875 - Barbe Creagh, Chicago, IL, United States 10876 - .Joan Price, Scottsdale, AZ, United States
10877 - Patricia y Gilberto Zuniga, Tijuana, Non-USA, Mexico 10878 - Sandra Lloyd, San Francisco, CA, United States
10879 - Jenna Bray, Holland, NY, United States 10880 - Suzanne Henderson, CALIFORNIA, MD, United States
10881 - Kelly Piercey, Corner brook, Non-USA, Canada 10882 - Mike Schierholz, Milwaukie, OR, United States
10883 - Armstrong Hawker Inverloch , Victoria , Non-USA, Australia 10884 - Gleny Armstrong Hawker's , Inverloch , Non-USA, Australia
10885 - jesus Nebot, Harbor City, CA, United States 10886 - Sharon Pugh, Dearborn, MI, United States
10887 - Rita Pump, Kaslo, Canada 10888 - Denise Wilson, London, Non-USA, Canada
10889 - Denise Wilson, London, Non-USA, Canada 10890 - Mel United States, Stateline, NV, United States
10891 - William McCutchen, Pryor , OK, United States 10892 - Christina Killgore , Taylor, MI, United States
10893 - Kathy United States, Albany, CA, United States 10894 - Szymon Michalski, Wroclaw, Poland
10895 - Johanna Roth, Ecovillage Sieben Linden, Non-USA, Germany 10896 - Gerda Smit, Malaga, Non-USA, Spain
10897 - Arti /Karen Ross, Richmond, MA, United States 10898 - kimi wei, fair lawn, NJ, United States
10899 - Wendelin Nederland, SINT ANTHONIS, Netherlands 10900 - Patricia United States, Owego, NY, United States
10901 - Brenda Bernstein , Abilene , TX, United States 10902 - Tineke Kleine Deters, Emmen, Netherlands
10903 - Louiszita United States, Millerstown, PA, United States 10904 - Moana Whatu, Little Mountain, Non-USA, Australia
10905 - Tracey Boshoff, Orange County , CA, United States 10906 - Judy Johnson , Eagle, ID, United States
10907 - Heather Lee, Ashland, OR, United States 10908 - Emma Bourassa, Kamloops, Canada
10909 - Darla Renshaw, Powhatan, VA, United States 10910 - Destine United States, WHITEHALL, MI, United States
10911 - Rachael United States, Blacksburg, VA, United States 10912 - Bonnie MacGregor, McKinleyville , CA, United States
10913 - Ane Iukovici, Richland, WA, United States 10914 - Maria Borgman, Morrum, Non-USA, Sweden
10915 - Sara Perry, Gaithersburg, MD, United States 10916 - Linda United States, Bakersville, NC, United States
10917 - Judith Fenley, Graton, CA, United States 10918 - Glenda United States, Dayton, OH, United States
10919 - Carmen United States, Duluth, MN, United States 10920 - David United States, Portland, OR, United States
10921 - Breanna Houk, Milwaukee, WI, United States 10922 - amanda Canada, london, Non-USA, Canada