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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:
373 - Anne Sophie Frenzel, Mainz, Germany 374 - Sara Foszcz, Ricmond, IL, United States
375 - margo grundy, gtr manchester, United Kingdom 376 - Biff Boggs, Middleton, ID, United States
377 - Jeannie Tomasino, Clearwater, FL, United States 378 - Sylvia Foley, Floral Park, NY, United States
379 - Lisa Taylor, Portland, OR, United States 380 - Carol Stanley, Redmond, WA, United States
381 - Lisa Sture, Bideford, Non-USA, United Kingdom 382 - Suzan Sheer Emmel, Pittsford, NY, United States
383 - Javier fancisco Ortiz, San jose, Non-USA, Costa Rica 384 - Blossom Masters, Cave Junction, OR, United States
385 - Catherine Lowrey, Oakhurst, CA, United States 386 - Joyce Chumbley, Orlando, FL, United States
387 - Samuel Ready, Chico, CA, United States 388 - William Hudson, Desert hot springs, CA, United States
389 - Carol Stanley, Redmond, WA, United States 390 - Anne Frances Martin, Baltimore, MD, United States
391 - Paulina Watson, Newburyport, MA, United States 392 - Kathleen Mezoff, Gallup, NM, United States
393 - Anne Millhollen, Eugene, OR, United States 394 - Evelyn Brown, Nanaimo, Non-USA, Canada
395 - Mihaela Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania 396 - Melandra Follett, Ashland, OR, United States
397 - Dolores Darst, Port Angeles, WA, United States 398 - Beth Wegner, Pekin, IL, United States
399 - Amy Roussel, Calgary, Non-USA, Canada 400 - julie cooper-fratrik, riegelsville, PA, United States
401 - Jimbo conley, san diego, CA, United States 402 - Yoshio Nomura, Tokyo, Japan
403 - Paula Wowk, Saskatoon, Non-USA, Canada 404 - Andrew Perrotte, Chicago, IL, United States
405 - Jan Thompson, Quincy, MA, United States 406 - Rhoda Sharpee, Watersmeet, MI, United States
407 - Berh Brown, Charlotte, NC, United States 408 - Tina Corbett, Hope, ID, United States
409 - Claire Whalen, Batesville, IN, United States 410 - Sue Reece, Exeter, Non-USA, United Kingdom
411 - mary burrows, reno, NV, United States 412 - Dale Cimolai, Brampton, Non-USA, Canada
413 - Terry Brown, Talent, OR, United States 414 - Amy Walters, Asheville, NC, United States
415 - Linda Maxwell, Charlotte, NC, United States 416 - Nancy Lyn Cotter, Avondale, PA, United States
417 - Bridget Cameron , Snohomish , WA, United States 418 - John Potts, Crownsville, MD, United States
419 - Jeanette Gordon, San Miguel de Allende, Non-USA, Mexico 420 - Joan Kresich, Livingston, MY, United States
421 - SMM Warner, Phoenix, OR, United States 422 - Dorothy Baler, Ashland, OR, United States