Indigenous representatives across the Americas, Indonesia, and the Allies of the Human Family signed this International Treaty. Signing Ceremonies of this International Treaty are now unfolding everywhere on Mother Earth, including Brazil and New Zealand.
During the past four years, a primary focus of Four Worlds’ work in North America with First Nations, Tribes, and Allies has been stopping the expansion of the Alberta Tar Sands, related Pipelines, and Tankers. This work includes supporting direct action, developing International Treaties between Indigenous Nations, and researching and publishing the Critical State of Mother Earth. With this effort now fulfilled, Four Worlds is dedicated to those solutions that restore the health and well-being of Mother Earth and the Human Family.
These International Treaties between Indigenous Nations, including the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects (January 2013) and the International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea (September 2014). These International Treaties are bound together with the Save the Fraser Declaration (December 2010). Together, they unite over 200 First Nations and Tribes across Canada and the USA.
Goals & Priorities 2015-2022
To support the emergence of the “Seventh Generation” leadership by fostering young people’s and women’s participation, leadership, wisdom, and contributions in all positions of decision-making processes impacting life on Mother Earth.
To protect and restore Sacred Sites for ceremonial use, including repatriating cultural and ceremonial effects to Indigenous Peoples of origin. To support unified actions that educate and ensure that Indigenous arts and cultural expressions of the Sacred are respectfully portrayed in the media.
To protect and restore the use of Indigenous plants, medicines, and sciences, including the further establishment of Indigenous healing and educational centers, along with the integration and promotion of cutting-edge medical research and treatment, like Stem Cells, for holistic healing.
Focus: Educational/Capacity Building
To promote the unprecedented, unified actions of the American Science and Engineering Society, Compassion Games International, the Salish Sea Bioregional Marine Sanctuary, the United Religions Initiative, the Shift Network, United Earth, and the Help Foundation of the Women’s and Children’s Foundation of Beijing, in their dedicated efforts toward creating a more compassionate, just, sustainable and harmonious world.
Focus: Capacity Building
To establish an Indigenous Bank of the Americas (IBA) owned, controlled and led by Indigenous Peoples. The IBA will unify the strength of the financial and natural assets of Indigenous Peoples for supporting sustainable and harmonious development. One of the fundamental focuses of the IBA will be the support of poverty alleviation initiatives in Indigenous Communities and beyond for balancing the extremes of wealth and poverty, including the equality of economic and social opportunities for women and men.
Focus: Capacity Building
To unify Indigenous Peoples and Allies networks to galvanize, solidify and realize the Reunion of the Condor, Quetzal, and the Eagle across the Americas and beyond. This unification includes actualizing further International Indigenous Treaties like the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects, the International Treaty to Protect and Restore the Salish Sea, and the International Treaty to Protect and Restore Mother Earth.
These International Treaties include the implementation and fulfillment of International Trade Agreements between Indigenous Peoples and Nations and direct Trade Agreements with other Nation States. This commitment includes restoring, promoting, and protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples through National Covenants like the Compromiso Politico in Panama and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, with particular emphasis on the principle of free, prior and informed consent!
To halt the destruction of the lands, waters, life, and cultures of Mother Earth by extraction industries that are destroying the lands, waters, and Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth. To replace them with alternative energies, including solar, wind, tide, and geothermal, as well as other green technologies on both the macro and community levels.
Establish and maintain Bioregional Marine Sanctuaries across the Americas as soon as possible. Bioregional Marine Sanctuaries are named areas of Earth, Water, and Air where natural animal populations are protected and restored to more than 50% of historic levels as soon as possible. Water quality and forest biomass levels are preserved and restored to very high concentrations. Bioregional Marine Sanctuary boundaries correspond to natural features such as watershed topography, vegetation types, oceanic continental shelves, and margins, including all rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, estuaries, and aquifers.
Downloadable Materials and Resources
- March 21, 2023, Foundation Documents, First Council of the Union of Condor, Hummingbird, Quetzal, and Eagle, Pelenque, Chiapas, Mexico