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- 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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
, 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:
|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|