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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:
473 - Susan Buniva, Richmond, VA, United States 474 - michael crespi, new sharon, ME, United States
475 - elizabeth claire ballantyne, rome, Non-USA, Italy 476 - Mali Cotterill, Santa Monica, CA, United States
477 - Stephanie Bell, Marlborough, United Kingdom 478 - Paula Schurle, Laytonville, CA, United States
479 - Lesley MacNay, Cheshire, United Kingdom 480 - Brooke Mills, Arlington, TX, United States
481 - stephen farmer, hampshire, Non-USA, United Kingdom 482 - judith fazio, fayetteville, NY, United States
483 - inês castilho, ribeirão preto, Brazil 484 - Eve Bruce, Inch, Non-USA, Ireland {Republic}
485 - Denise Belli, Newbury, MA, United States 486 - Pauline Murray, Windsor, Non-USA, Canada
487 - janna schuurmans, ennis, Ireland {Republic} 488 - claudia cleaver, Petaluma, CA, United States
489 - Martin Sharon, Shepherdstown, WV, United States 490 - Nancy Harris, Fayetteville, AR, United States
491 - tanja perin, zagreb, Croatia 492 - Marie Simpaon, Roscommon, Ireland {Republic}
493 - Ruthanne Jahoda, Auburn, CA, United States 494 - Roseann Heinrich, Parma, OH, United States
495 - Linda Harrington, Wallace, WV, United States 496 - Wendy Weatherwax, Fleetwood, NC, United States
497 - Shama Helena Malin, Van Nuys, CA, United States 498 - Catherine Campbell, Sioux Falls, SD, United States
499 - Lloydine Burris, Portland, OR, United States 500 - Abby Porter, Berkeley Springs, WV, United States
501 - ceci king, brookline, MA, United States 502 - Carol Lessinger, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
503 - Helen Weary, Santa Monica, CA, United States 504 - Gail Jensen, Greenwich, NY, United States
505 - Laura Condylis, Santa Rosa, CA, United States 506 - Shantnu Watt, Vienna, Austria
507 - haze young, crystal, ID, United States 508 - Gregor Matheson, Inverness, United Kingdom
509 - Janos Blasszauer, Nagykanizsa, Non-USA, Hungary 510 - Ron Jorgenson, Port Alberni, Non-USA, Canada
511 - judith charles, PALATINE, IL, United States 512 - AnneMarie Call, San Jose, CA, United States
513 - Rosemarie Stallworth, Statesbprp, GA, United States 514 - Cindy Girvani Leerer, Berkeley, CA, United States
515 - Saki Lee, Voorburg, THE Netherlands, Select 516 - Judy Ellis, Cayucos, CA, United States
517 - Marlyse Kusik, Houston, TX, United States 518 - Ursula Kurth, Calgary!, Alberta , Canada
519 - Jean Arnold, Hesperia, CA, United States 520 - Pina Di Loreto, sulmona, Italy
521 - Lynn Green, Hidden Valley Lake, CA, United States 522 - Caroline Livermore, Calistpga, CA, United States