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 2016 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
Global Champions of Compassion Kickoff a “Compassion Relay”
Honors Youth Climate Action, Indigenous Environmental Leadership and Interfaith Cooperation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEå
Opening Ceremony COP22 Climate Action Talks Marrakesh, Morocco
November 6, 2016 - A "Global Compassion Relay" with “Champions of Compassion” will light and pass a virtual “Compassion Torch” highlighting the many ways that unprecedented, unified compassionate action unites and gives life to our communities and planet. The Global Compassion Relay and the…Continue
Posted by Jon Ramer on November 6, 2016 at 3:30pm
For all the people of the earth, the Creator has planted a Sacred Tree under which they may gather, and there find healing, power, wisdom, and security. The roots of this tree spread deep into the body of Mother Earth. Its branches reach upward like hands praying to Father Sky. The fruits of this tree are the good things the Creator has given to the people: Teachings that show the path to love, compassion, generosity, patience, wisdom, justice, courage, respect, humility, and many other wonderful gifts.
The Ancient Ones taught us that the life of the Tree is the life of the people. If the people wander far away from the protective shadow of the Tree, if…
Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on December 15, 2016 at 12:00pm
October 27, 2016
Oceti Sakowin Camp, Cannon Ball,
Stand Rock Sioux Tribe
Presented by URI Global Trustees and Elders, Audrey Scott Williams and Phil Lane Jr.
Very Honorable Chairman Archambault, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, Elders, Community Members and All Protectors of Mother Earth.
We are the United Religions Initiative (URI), a global grassroots network of 804 Interfaith Cooperation Circles in 96 Nations around Mother Earth. Our work reaches across religious and cultural divides, and from our inception in 1999 URI has recognized the fundamental importance of including the diverse voices of Indigenous wisdom keepers and the full participation of the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth in every dimension of our work, as expressed in the first sentence of…Continue
Global Challenges and Opportunities
During the past year, the emerging global issues and opportunities for change and transformation have clearly been demonstrated to us. The increasing global environmental disintegration and natural disasters, unforeseen calamities to many who experienced them! The growing instability and inevitable collapse of the world economic system! The increase in the extremes of wealth and poverty! The unraveling of humanity’s social and cultural fabric! Deepening ethnic and inter-religious strife! …Continue
Given the present conditions in most Canadian First Nations, it is clear that merely tinkering with or adjusting the Canadian social security system has not, and will not, work. Aboriginal welfare reform will need to begin by re-conceptualizing what social security means for Aboriginal people. The role of a social security system can no longer be the provision of stop-gap programs and services for a small group of disadvantaged people, but rather must be conceived of as a comprehensive approach to building well-being and prosperity for all.
When looked at in this way, the…Continue
As always, it is our prayer that you and your beloved ones are in the very best of health and happiness.
Sister Faith Spotted Eagle and I are working together to update our Family Tree that descends from Hinhan Wicasta, Owl Man, Francois Deloria. This includes Hunka relatives. The Deloria genealogy linked below was put together by our Ate Phil Lane Sr. and Uncle Vine Deloria Jr.
We will soon have genealogy put onto a site that will allow relatives to add to this foundation of family relationships. Take a look and if you are relatives, please let us know so we can share with you the site where you can add…Continue
Started by Rainbow Hunting Wolf in The Fourth Way May 30, 2016.
Started by Rainbow Hunting Wolf in The Fourth Way May 21, 2016.
by Giuseppe Villalaz Added December 4, 2013 at 8:57am