The Four Worlds International Institute

The Fourth Way transcends assimilation, resignation, and conflict by building partnerships with all nations and peoples.

FOUR WORLDS INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE

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. 




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The Great Circle Teaching

The teaching of this circle was shared to me many years ago, so I share this with as many of my friends as I can. The Circle is not mine! The circle either exists in the heart or it doesn't exist at all, the circle is always evolving, and expanding, it has no beginning, & no end. No one in the circle is more important than anyone else, we all have equal voice in the circle, we are here to learn from one another. Lastly; It is customary when in circle to join hands, and either, dance &…See More
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Walking the Red Road

The Red Road is a long winding road that began in the stars, spilled onto the mountain tops, was carried in the snow to the streams, to the rivers, to the ocean. It covers the whole world, and keeps winding around the Indigenous.
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Indigenous Summit of the Americas, April 8-9, 2015, Panama City, Panama

Dear Beloved Friends and Relatives,

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.

Chairperson

Four Worlds International Institute

Declaration-5th indigenous Summit of the Americas

Informe - La Fundación Cuatro Mundos - Junio, 2013 - Mayo, 2015

A CALL FOR UNPRECEDENTED UNIFIED ACTION TO PROTECT MOTHER EARTH

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Deep Social Networks and the Digital Fourth Way

DSN Newsletter Issue #01

DSN Newsletter Issue #02

Utilizing The Digital 4th Way As A Platform For Building A People Centred ASEAN

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DECLARATION OF THE FIFTH ABYA YALA SUMMIT: "DEFENDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATIONS "

 

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…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on April 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Ending Physical and Sexual Abuse in our Indigenous Communities

  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.

As an example, my great-great grandfather, Hinhan Wicasa, Owl Man, was told in a vision he received on Medicine Butte, that he would kill four men, justifiably,  in his role as Head Chief and Leader of the Holy Man’s Society of the Magaska Ptesan Wicoti (White Swan People), Ihanktonwan Dakota.  …

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on February 13, 2015 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Support Needed For Key Mayan Elder to Attend 90th Guna Revolution Ceremony in Panama

Reuniting the Condor and Eagle, 90th Celebration of the Kuna Revolution of Feb. 25th, 1925, City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama-Ustupu, Guna Yala,  (San Blas Islands) February 19-27, 2015

 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…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on February 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Indigenous Wisdom for Compassionate Living and Unified Action

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.

At this unique and unprecedented moment in human history – in the midst of mounting social, political, economic, psychological and spiritual restlessness and uncertainty – there exists an…

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Posted by Jon Ramer on December 8, 2014 at 8:23pm — 3 Comments

The second edition of the Dule Art Festival 2014



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 2014A 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…

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Posted by Four Worlds Foundation on July 7, 2014 at 11:50am

89th Anniversary Celebration of Guna Revolution, February 2014

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…

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Posted by Four Worlds Foundation on May 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

We Are Only Here For a Short Time

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…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on September 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Keynote Address~"Healing Intergenerational Sexual Abuse"

Healing Intergenerational Sexual Abuse

Keynote Address

by Phil Lane Jr.

First International Indigenous Sexual Abuse Conference

February 13, 2003

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on March 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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The Great Circle Teaching

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Prophecies, Dreams and Visions of the Future 71 Replies

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The Great Bird of Humanity

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Chief Phil Lane, Jr - Shift Network Earth Day

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Earth Day Summit - Chief Phil Lane, Jr

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Visit Four Worlds Directory on WiserEarth

WiserEarth is an online community directory linking organizations and resources working with Four Worlds International Institute.

Created by Shannon Lane Jun 13, 2009 at 1:22pm. Last updated by Shannon Lane Jun 13, 2009.

 
 
 

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