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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:
423 - Mary Aitken, Gabriola Isl., Non-USA, Canada 424 - Debora Seidman, Taos, NM, United States
425 - Bob Challenger, Cambridge, Canada 426 - Feder Talancon, Cozumel, Non-USA, Mexico
427 - devi hart, boca raton, FL, United States 428 - Christina Riggs, Coquille, OR, United States
429 - Michelle Ramauro, Keene, NH, United States 430 - Laura Hampton, Toledo, OH, United States
431 - Krissie Stephens, Faversham,Kent, United Kingdom 432 - Valerie Easley, Broomfield, CO, United States
433 - carol judy, duff, TN, United States 434 - Amelia Davis, Orinda, CA, United States
435 - Dolores Douglass, Basking Ridge, NJ, United States 436 - monika schneider, mannheim, Non-USA, Germany
437 - Marilyn Brannon, Cross Roads, TX, United States 438 - James Starke, St. Augustine, FL, United States
439 - heidi schor, Kirkland, WA, United States 440 - Barbara Lamb, Langley, WA, United States
441 - Colleen Ring, Edmonton, Non-USA, Canada 442 - Bette & Joseph Rubinstein, West Lafayette,, IN, United States
443 - Hannah Winkel, Loosdorf, Non-USA, Austria 444 - Tim Richardson, London, Non-USA, United Kingdom
445 - Ana Lucia Farina, San Jose, Costa Rica 446 - Pollyanna Costa, Santa Rosa, CA, United States
447 - Pamylle Greinke, Peconic, NY, United States 448 - Kicki Pallin Serby, Stockholm, Non-USA, Sweden
449 - Jeni Nathanielsz, Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka 450 - Carol Waer, Reston, VA, United States
451 - Carol Partington, Tampa, FL, United States 452 - Greg Brandon, Great Lakes Basin, Select
453 - Mark Davids, Union, IL, United States 454 - Carol Stewart, Nelson, BC, Non-USA, Canada
455 - Robert Rockwell, Lake George, NY, United States 456 - Laurie Beacock, Nevada City, CA, United States
457 - SUDARSHAN KAPOOR, FRESNO, CA, United States 458 - Stan Weisenberg, Inverness, CA, United States
459 - Paula Landua, Leander, TX, United States 460 - William Grosh, El Centro, CA, United States
461 - mariefrancoise brillet, la charite sur loire, France 462 - David Yarrow, Trot, NY, United States
463 - Andres/Indio Calderon, San Jose, Costa Rica 464 - Anto Paul, Dimapur, ME, India
465 - Darlene Pizzola, Manassas Park, VA, United States 466 - Artis Salemo, White Bear Lake, MN, United States
467 - Sabine Gnittke, Rockville, UT, United States 468 - Kathleen Ott-Davis, San Leandro, CA, United States
469 - marcia jaffe, sausalito/ubud, bali, CA, Indonesia 470 - elia seely, manzanita, OR, United States
471 - Deborah Weimer, Ubud, Indonesia 472 - Tina McAloose, Tamaqua, PA, United States