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An Indigenous-to-Indigenous Call For Action-Thunder

Ranch Elders Gathering, October 22-24, 2010

Very Beloved Friends and Relatives,

I extend to each of you a very warm and loving greeting to each


of you from Thailand, where I am with my daughter, Deloria Many
Grey Horses, sharing with our Indigenous relatives of SE Asia. It is
our heartfelt prayer that you and your beloved are in the very
best of health and happiness and that your Sacred Gathering,
Ceremonies, and Consultations at Thunder Ranch on behalf of our
beloved Mother Earth and the Human Family are unfolding with
the utmost success. Although, I cannot be with you at this time, I
was very kindly and lovingly invited to share with you some
thoughts and feelings. It is with great respect and honour that I do
so at this time.

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, and beyond, which 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 ever before.

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 will 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 needed, will naturally unfold, as foretold by the Ancient Ones
and all of our wise Visionaries and Spiritual Leaders.

May all of your Ceremonies, Consultations and Dedicated Actions


on Behalf of our Beloved Mother Earth and the Human Family at
Thunder Ranch continue to unfold with an ever-increasing
spiritual strength, unity, love and the fulfillment of all the Sacred
Prophecies of the Ancient of Days!

With Warm and Loving Greetings,

Brother Phil

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Chairman


The Four Worlds International Institute