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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:
323 - Marci Levine, Los Angeles, CA, United States 324 - Edgar Wolf, CapeTown, South Africa
325 - Kim Thomas, Brighton, United Kingdom 326 - Andrew Shaw, Omsk, Non-USA, Russian Federation
327 - Mitch Norris, Cottageville, WV, United States 328 - Elisabeth Shields, Findhorn, Non-USA, United Kingdom
329 - Kathleen Lukefahr-Jewell, sonoma, CA, United States 330 - Ruth Mizrachi, Tel-Aviv, Israel
331 - Connie Leslie, London, Non-USA, Canada 332 - Jo Ortman, Westminster, CO, United States
333 - millie Deeming, Bristol, United Kingdom 334 - Debbie Ward, Santa Rosa, CA, United States
335 - Cynthia Rogan de Ramirez, perkasie, PA, United States 336 - Ann Hughes, New York, NY, United States
337 - Oliver Fix, Ashland, OR, United States 338 - kayoko omori, santa fe, NM, United States
339 - Monique DeJong, Saratoga, CA, United States 340 - Debra Sheetz, Ashland, OR, United States
341 - ILHAN Kırca, Ankara, Turkey 342 - Jo Beall, Portland, OR, United States
343 - Jaya Chauhan, Edmonton, Non-USA, Canada 344 - Anita Wilson, Encinitas, CA, United States
345 - Karyn Steilen, Putnam Valley, NY, United States 346 - Leonie van der Werk, Milton Keynes, Non-USA, United Kingdom
347 - Jason Sugar, Vancouver, Non-USA, Canada 348 - Jaime Arévalo Reyes, Tamarac, FL, United States
349 - CAROLYN THOMPSON, UPPER MARLBORO, MD, United States 350 - Melissa Young, Tucson, AZ, United States
351 - Douglas Borcoman, Sedona, AZ, United States 352 - jacki forbes, Woods Hole, MA, United States
353 - Russell Storey, Edinburgh, Non-USA, United Kingdom 354 - Louise Warnock, Napa, CA, United States
355 - Lisa Gates, Chesterfield Township, MI, United States 356 - Huguette Morin, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Non-USA, Canada
357 - CAROLYN THOMPSON, UPPER MARLBORO, MD, Select 358 - Jim Mills, Beara, Ireland {Republic}
359 - Donna Andreasen, Vacaville, CA, United States 360 - Donna Rose, Winnipeg, Non-USA, Canada
361 - Krystal Fenn, Richmond, VA, United States 362 - Linda Neas, South Deerfield, MA, United States
363 - Julie Donovan, BRANSON, MO, United States 364 - Polly Packard, West Sacramento, CA, United States
365 - JOAN ZIMMERMAN, SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico 366 - anne-catherine Wright, BAYONVILLE, Non-USA, France
367 - Ann Dolhfyn Scelba, Shelburne Falls, MA, United States 368 - Georgette Vachon, Lockport, NY, United States
369 - Janna Weiss, New York, NY, United States 370 - ADRIANA CHAPA, MÉXICO, Mexico
371 - Gail Allison, Beaverton, OR, United States 372 - Kirsten Hansen, Aabenraa, Denmark