“An Indigenous-to-Indigenous Call For Action” International Indigenous Leaders Gathering, “Protecting the Sacred” Key Note Summary, June 2nd, 2010
An Indigenous-to-Indigenous Call For Action
Very Beloved Relatives,
Whether or not all the nation states, multinational corporations or
international development agencies that surround us are willing or able to
participate with us at this time, our Indigenous Peoples and allies need to
immediately move forward in rebuilding and reunifying the Americas and beyond,
utilizing the Guiding Principles of The Fourth Way.
1. We have the ancient prophecies and a clear vision of an emerging future of
social justice and collective prosperity for the Americas that we will, as
promised, co-create with all members of the Human Family This new era will
occur as sure as the sun rises every morning.
2. We have a spiritual foundation of guiding principles and values that
empowered us to survive a great spiritual winter that was filled, at times,
with the utmost human cruelty, violence, injustice, abuse, and physical and
cultural genocide. In spite of this, throughout the Americas, increasingly, our
Indigenous relatives are reawakening to their spiritual and cultural identities
and are healing their Sacred Relationships with all members of the Human
Family. In fact, a large majority of all the inhabitants of the Western
Hemisphere have some degree of Indigenous ancestry.
3. Together, with our allies, we have the cultural, spiritual, scientific,
technological, social, environmental, economic and agricultural capacities and
wisdom needed to co-create and rebuild our Tribes and Nations stronger than
4. Our Indigenous Peoples, with the support of our allies, have the collective
material resources to bring our greatest dreams and visions to reality and to
fully protect and heal our Beloved Mother. Collectively our growing
social capital, our land base, our natural resources, including water,
petroleum, natural gas, timber, rare minerals and gems, fishing and hunting
rights and those rights and resources we have still to justly acquire, will
soon enable us to become a major economic and spiritual force not only in the
Americas, but around the world. We can then mandate the wise and harmonious
ways Mother Earth’s gifts should be safely and sustainably developed, as well
as, when development is not appropriate, no matter how much profit is to be made.
Our Sacred Places and the Healthful Life of our Beloved Mother Earth are
not for sale and exploitation!
The Indigenous peoples of the Eagle (Canada and the U.S.), along with our
allies, have the material resources to directly support our Indigenous relatives
of the Condor (Latin America) in developing their collective resources, as they
choose. By utilizing digital and green technologies, and our vast social
capital, in a manner that supports our collective prophecies and holistic
vision, we have the capacity to manifest, as promised, a future with social,
environmental and economic justice for all members of the Human Family. As it
was with the original Union of the Condor and Eagle, the Indigenous peoples of
the South have Sacred Gifts, of equal measure, to share with their Indigenous
relatives of the North.
The primary challenge that stands before us as Indigenous Peoples in rebuilding
the Americas and beyond is disunity. This has been caused by colonialism
and the resulting unresolved inter-generational trauma. Therefore, from my
perspective, a primary purpose of this second ground-breaking International
Indigenous Leaders Gathering is to courageously initiate the establishment of
an enduring spiritual and cultural foundation for healing, reconciliation,
unity in diversity and collective action for “Protecting the Sacred.”
Once this spiritual foundation and healing process is manifested and fully
agreed between us, with continued prayer, hard work and dedicated devotion,
everything else we needed, will naturally unfold, as foretold by the Ancient
Ones and all of our Visionaries and Spiritual Leaders.
With Warm and Loving Greetings,
Phil Lane Jr.
Four Worlds International Institute
Four Directions International