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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:
273 - Phyllis Wedding, Kazabazua, Non-USA, Canada 274 - Kelly La Sha, Nevada City, CA, United States
275 - Aleksandr Alembert, Miami, FL, United States 276 - Verna Bacon, capitola, CA, United States
277 - Constance McClain, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 278 - Patrick Nickisch, Cologne, Non-USA, Germany
279 - Tammy Foster-Dias, Ft Myers, FL, United States 280 - Harvey Brenneise, Hattiesburg, MS, United States
281 - Katherine Morgan, Staunton, VA, United States 282 - brunehilde yvrande, paris, France
283 - Donna Farrell, Naples, FL, Select 284 - Elaine Dolan, Shoreline, WA, United States
285 - Sophie CHALUMEAU, BERENGEVILLE LA CGNE, France 286 - BA Tidiane Oumar, Bamako, Non-USA, Mali
287 - Michael Swanson, Bristol, RI, United States 288 - lija appleberry, ashland, OR, United States
289 - Amara Brouwers, Chicago, United States 290 - Susan Carroll, Denver, CO, United States
291 - Robin Cohen, Boynton Beach, FL, United States 292 - Dianne Brause, Sulphur Springs, OH, United States
293 - Therese LePage, Newbury Park, CA, United States 294 - william eley, chicago, IL, United States
295 - Grant McCormick, Perth, United Kingdom 296 - Janice Brechin, Port Elgin, Canada
297 - Sherrill Mauzy, San Diego, CA, United States 298 - Maria de Fatima Pacheco Sandoval, Lima, Non-USA, Peru
299 - elizabeth claire ballantyne, roma, Non-USA, Italy 300 - wayne parker, phoenix, AZ, United States
301 - Emily Dishman, Coeur d Alene, ID, United States 302 - Elizabeth Hill, Sewanee, TN, United States
303 - Morton Winston, Baltimore, MD, United States 304 - Merilyn Webster, Amherst, NY, United States
305 - Hilary Anderson, Nevada City, CA, United States 306 - Carol Bickford, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
307 - Cassie Moberg, Drammen, Norway 308 - summer craig, santa barbara, CA, United States
309 - Rakshita Leiste, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico 310 - Alfredo Winter, Ukiah, CA, United States
311 - Susan Newstead, Boonville, CA, United States 312 - Alan Barrow, Bixby, OK, United States
313 - Tom Boone, Buffalo, MO, United States 314 - Jennifer Moore, Hebron, KY, United States
315 - Gina O'Brien, Bastrop, TX, United States 316 - Anne Romance, Salem, WV, United States
317 - karen miner, chesterland, OH, United States 318 - Rosemary Lattimer, North Salem, NY, United States
319 - Penny Joy, Victoria, Canada 320 - Andrea Gustafson, Sudbury, Non-USA, Canada
321 - BJORN W. HAMMER, MODENA, Non-USA, Italy 322 - Koltan McCormick, Perth, United Kingdom