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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:
10923 - Jamie Mullane, Louisville, KY, United States 10924 - fiona Canada, denman island, Non-USA, Canada
10925 - kendra mackenzie, newcastle, ME, United States 10926 - Hasrat Arjjumend, Montreal, Non-USA, Canada
10927 - Meg United States, Keizer, OR, United States 10928 - Astrid Langedijk, Lauderdale, FL, United States
10929 - Janet Tilp, Sherwood, OR, United States 10930 - Janine hytmiah, Denver, CO, United States
10931 - Jo Stanley, Lancaster, CA, United States 10932 - Kate Solisti United States, Lyons, CO, United States
10933 - Linda Savage, Vista, CA, United States 10934 - Terry Hopkins, Chicago, IL, United States
10935 - Alexis Johnson, Lexington, MA, United States 10936 - Donna Quinn, Lady Lake , FL, United States
10937 - Ndidi Emeagwali, New Britain, CT, United States 10938 - Emmy United States, PORTLAND, OR, United States
10939 - Ruthe United States, McNeal, AZ, United States 10940 - Lynn Roberts, Sarasota, FL, Select
10941 - Cindy Mensinger, Long Beach, CA, United States 10942 - Belinda Anders, Oro Valley, AZ, United States
10943 - Nina Spiro, Easthampton, MA, United States 10944 - Yvonne Swerissen, Alkmaar, Netherlands
10945 - Paul Bennett, Berwyn, IL, United States 10946 - Ben United States, Prescott, AZ, United States
10947 - Perry Fitzgerald, Manchester, NH, United States 10948 - Lisa United States, Boulder, CO, United States
10949 - Beverly Gordon, Madison, WI, United States 10950 - Joy Canada, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada
10951 - JJ Johnson, Chattanooga, TN, United States 10952 - RobBee Lapp, Hood, Select
10953 - linda United States, tucson, AZ, United States 10954 - Noreen Bailey, Rapid City, Non-USA, Canada
10955 - Mary Ellen Quint, Goodyear, AZ, United States 10956 - Runa United States, Van Nuys, CA, United States
10957 - J. Anna Warner, Forest Knolls, CA, United States 10958 - Awakening Skog, Ashland , OR, United States
10959 - Kristina Sverige, Lund, Non-USA, Sweden 10960 - Maura Ryan, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland {Republic}
10961 - Allyson United States, Albuquerque, NM, United States 10962 - Solveig Stentvedt, Utne, Non-USA, Norway
10963 - Timothy Malone, Burien, WA, United States 10964 - Robert Hind , Dublin, Ireland {Republic}
10965 - Sharon Davis, Merced, CA, United States 10966 - farrah United States, Seattle, WA, United States
10967 - Suzette Belgarde, Faribault, MN, United States 10968 - Jeanne Brokaw, Fairfax, CA, United States
10969 - INDRS K, Oakville, Non-USA, Canada 10970 - Evelyn Lewis , Slidell, LA, United States
10971 - Jessica Fleming, Beerwah, Queensland, Australia 10972 - Katey O'Neill, Santa Barbara, CA, United States