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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:
10973 - Cynthia Wright, Louisville, KY, United States 10974 - Francoise Freedman, Cambridge, Non-USA, United Kingdom
10975 - Susan Kovacs, Tucson, AZ, United States 10976 - sylvia United States, shelby township, MI, United States
10977 - Linda United States, Roscommon, MI, United States 10978 - Betty Mohr, Blaine, WA, United States
10979 - katya miller, Santa Rosa, CA, United States 10980 - Danielle Parker , Ste Anne de Kent, Non-USA, Canada
10981 - annie omens, rancho santa fe, CA, United States 10982 - Lisa Buttrey, Ashland, OR, United States
10983 - Natalia Hawthorne, Clermont , FL, United States 10984 - Joanne Owen, Newbury Park, CA, United States
10985 - Martha Jorz, Amherst, MA, United States 10986 - Kirsten Protos, Smyrna, GA, United States
10987 - Laurie Shade-Neff, Las Cruces, NM, United States 10988 - Alice Brown, DAVIS, CA, United States
10989 - Regina Clarke, Rhinebeck, NY, United States 10990 - Joie United States, Swansea, IL, United States
10991 - Nina Yderberg, Gnesta, Non-USA, Sweden 10992 - Rebecca United Kingdom, Totnes, Select
10993 - Will Draper, Brighton, United Kingdom 10994 - Susan Canada, Fergus, Non-USA, Canada
10995 - David L. Via United States, Round Hill, VA, United States 10996 - Christianna Carr, Peterborough, Non-USA, Canada
10997 - Shoshana Alexander, Ashland, OR, United States 10998 - rose marie bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
10999 - David Frost, Yarmouth, Non-USA, Canada 11000 - J McHugh, London, United Kingdom
11001 - Candy Harding, Alderville , Non-USA, Canada 11002 - Krystyna sz, Montreal, Non-USA, Canada
11003 - Carolyn Zaleon, Saline, MI, United States 11004 - Jennifer Abha Oakes, Wauwatosa, WI, United States
11005 - Patricia Leach, Parish, NY, United States 11006 - Ben United Kingdom, Forest Row, United Kingdom
11007 - Asunción González Hidalgo , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 11008 - D ER, Saint John, Canada
11009 - Sharlie Watts, Niwot , CO, United States 11010 - Jane Granskog, Los Osos, CA, United States
11011 - United States United States, Durham, NC, United States 11012 - Mary Sutten, Haslet, TX, United States
11013 - Tina Neal , Bognor Regis , United Kingdom 11014 - ARAYA FAST, GROTON, MA, United States
11015 - Shelby Lafrinere, Golden, CO, United States 11016 - Norma United Kingdom, Penzance, United Kingdom
11017 - Nancy Brooke Mathers, Bothell, WA, United States 11018 - Dean New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
11019 - Aurora Hill, Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States 11020 - Crystal Olson, Davis, CA, United States
11021 - Hunter Lilly, Babson Park, FL, United States 11022 - Tara Lythgoe, Sun valley, CA, United States