The Fourth Way transcends assimilation, resignation, and conflict by building partnerships with all nations and peoples.
The Four Worlds International Institute (FWII) was established in 1982, at the University of Lethbridge, by Indigenous elders, spiritual leaders and community members from across Canada and the US.
FWII is an internationally recognized leader in holistic human, community and economic development because of the Institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all elements of development. During the past 32 years FWII has worked extensively with Indigenous Peoples across the Americas and SE Asia.
The past four years a primary focus of FWII’S North American work is stopping the Alberta Tar Sands through supporting direct action, innovative social media approaches and actualizing International Treaties between Indigenous Nations. These efforts include: The International to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects, the International Treaty to Protect the Salish Sea and the Nawt-sa-maat Alliance.
In June, 2013, FWII officially opened the Four Worlds Foundation (FWF) at the City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama. FWF serves as an international organizing and educational Hub for actualizing the Reunion of the Condor, Quetzal, and Eagle via the Fourth Way across the Americas and beyond! This unification effort, initiated in 1970 in Bolivia, was crystalized at the 5th Indigenous Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama in April, 2015, held in parallel with the 7th Summit of the Americas.
As always, it is my hope and prayer that you and your beloved ones are in the very best of health and happiness and that 2015 will be your best year ever.
Our heartfelt and loving welcome and thanksgiving to all the relatives past, present and future for sharing and learning together in our Four Worlds International Community. Your Sisterhood, Brotherhood and Friendship is deeply appreciated!
May the links above be doorways to further inspiration, illumination,wisdom, sharing, love, unity and understanding. Your sharing of information, insights wisdom and feedback is greatly appreciated, as well!
With Warm and Loving Greetings,
Brother Phil Lane Jr.
Four Worlds International Institute
DECLARATION OF THE FIFTH ABYA YALA SUMMIT:
"DEFENDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATIONS'
We, the representatives of the Indigenous Peoples, Nations and Nationalities in Abya Yala,
within the scope of exercising the right of self-determination and in defense of Mother Earth, present our…
When our tribes and nations were still spiritually and socially strong and fully understood the devastating impact of sexual and physical abuse, abusers of women and children were dealt with very severely, including castration, death, or banishment.
Financial Support Needed For Key Mayan Elder to Attend 90th Guna Revolution Ceremony from Guatemala
ALEJANDRO CIRILO PÉREZ OXLAJ - WAKATEL UTIW"WANDERING WOLF" OR “TATA"
Alejandro Cirilo Pérez Oxlaj is known around the world as the Voice of the Jungle and the Messenger of the…Continue
Receive profound Indigenous wisdom by entering into a virtual circle for healing, ceremony, teaching, sharing and co-creating in a sacred and unified way.
Learn to apply The 16 Indigenous Guiding Principles that have been carefully chosen by councils of leaders to serve as the foundation for healing your life and our world. Find out more here.
An Invitation from Chief Phil Lane Jr.Continue
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: City of Knowledge Convention Center
Contribution: $ 2.00
As part of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Tule Revolution of 1925 and the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Community of Guna Artists presents the second edition of the Dule Art Festival 2014: A showcaseof Panamanian Indian Art, with support of the City of Knowledge Foundation and the Four Worlds Foundation.
This year the festival will include the participation of the most representative groups of Panama, as well as a range of…Continue
Posted by Four Worlds Foundation on July 7, 2014 at 11:50am
The Guna First Nation is composed of 51 communities stretched across 350 Islands in a territory 232 miles long and 130 square miles. The Guna First Nation is governed by two General Congresses. One General Congress takes care of all political and economic issues and the other General Congress cares for all spiritual and cultural issues.
The Guna First Nation declared their freedom from Panamanian Colonial rule on February 25, 1925. The Guna First Nation has continued to retain their language, culture, spirituality and autonomy since that time. The ancient Indigenous symbol on the Guna First Nation flag, sometimes called the "Circle of Life" or the "Whirling Logs", is found in Indigenous Nations across the Americas, including the Hopi and Yakima Nations in North America. The “Circle…Continue
I give my heartfelt thanks giving to our Beloved Creator, that I can say at 70, as my beloved father always told me, “Son we are only here for a short time!" Or like Crow Foot said, "Life is like the breath of a Buffalo on a cold day or a fire fly on a warm summer day or the shadows vanishing before the setting sun!" Then we travel to other planes of existence as different from this physical world as this physical world is different from the womb world in which we were conceived! When we leave behind our "Earth Suit" we only take with us those spiritual qualities that we have developed on our spiritual journey in this physical world.
It is my experience and understanding that these spiritual qualities are primarily manifested through our…Continue
by Giuseppe Villalaz Added December 4, 2013 at 8:57am