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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:
223 - Maria Vamvalis, Toronto, Non-USA, Canada 224 - Jane Innmon, Tucson, AZ, United States
225 - Debbie Davis, Los Angeles, CA, United States 226 - Alabaster Diane, Alameda, CA, United States
227 - David Broad, Front Royal, VA, United States 228 - Suzanne Reed, Missoula, MY, United States
229 - Jeanine Weir, Rochester, VT, United States 230 - nancy grady, troy, MI, Select
231 - Bruce Frank, Blackcanyon City, AZ, United States 232 - Adrián -Atogidi- Velarde, Mexico City, Mexico
233 - Rochelle Marmorstein, Marina del Rey, CA, United States 234 - Jan Martindale, West Linn, OR, United States
235 - Georgina Kordosis, Korinthos, Non-USA, Greece 236 - noel marshall, bartow, FL, United States
237 - Mel Escobar, Oakland, CA, United States 238 - Ileen Buckley, Essex, MA, United States
239 - Betsy Kinnick, Omaha, NE, Select 240 - David Baker, Aurora, Non-USA, Canada
241 - Mahfuja Parven Parven, Dhaka, Non-USA, Bangladesh 242 - Mary Ridgway, Denton, TX, United States
243 - Barry Heath , Hoschton, GA, United States 244 - Elaine Quito, Ecuador, Non-USA, Ecuador
245 - Bruce P. Grether, Wimberley, TX, United States 246 - kevin magner, south abington twn, PA, United States
247 - Carolyn Occhipinti, Portland, OR, United States 248 - Michael Bouchard, Tallahassee, FL, United States
249 - Evelyn White, Bellevue, WA, United States 250 - carla jensen, toronto, Non-USA, Canada
251 - Maria Bolick, Quito, Non-USA, Ecuador 252 - Penn Garvin, Mifflinburg, PA, United States
253 - Carolyn Long, Courtice, Non-USA, Canada 254 - Caroline GeermanVanGelder, Oakland, CA, United States
255 - Anita Josephine Wales, Klampenborg, Denmark 256 - Sheri Kucinskas, Kirkland, WA, United States
257 - Lynn Mystic-Healer, 97459, OR, United States 258 - Jessica de Denghy, Caracas , Venezuela
259 - Els Koldenhof, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands 260 - Gerda Van Dyck, Willoughby Hills, OH, United States
261 - kathleen kestelyn, Petaluma, CA, United States 262 - sam lubeck, north pownal, VT, United States
263 - Rosemary McCarthy, Pointe Claire, Canada 264 - Daphne Llewellyn, Wretton, Kings Lynn, United Kingdom
265 - Ben Cole, Seaford, United Kingdom 266 - Becky Moore, Seattle, WA, United States
267 - David Schroeder, Wolcott, CT, United States 268 - RENEE SHIZUE YAMAGISHI, BERKELEY, CA, United States
269 - Laura Goodwin, Williamsville, NY, United States 270 - Diana Parish, Magnolia, TX, United States
271 - Barbara Fillips, Whitesboro, NY, United States 272 - david magness, pittsburgh, PA, United States