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, organizational  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 36 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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Those with No Voice saved those with No Voice at Yearly TBA in Sacred Vedauwoo

September 23, 2019 to September 22, 2020
7plants (seleniferous) Saved a MountainAnd all life on and around it!!!!And Saved Cheyenne, and Laramie's Backup Emergency water supply from Selenium Contamination ( that can never be removed), plus artesian springs, local wells, three creeks, wet lands and lakes. And The entire Casper Aquafer.A yearly Prayer Vigil will honor the plants and the Spirits that came from the Bundles to help andTo say Thank You for prayers that made a white colonial gov with a tradition of listening to greed instead…See More
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Ritecoupons is the well-known shopping site. There are offering tons of valuable discount offers and promotions on Halloween accessories like mask, clothes, shoes and home decoration stuff. Through using Spirit Halloween Coupons 2018 everybody can easily buy all branded accessories because there are many brands who are giving a discount. So, explore and pick up and shop with the certain amount…See More
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Etahma Wambdi at Little America Resort/Hathaway Room

November 11, 2018 from 11am to 11pm
VICTORY PARTY!!! Protect The Sacred! Protect The Water!Victory Celebration! Commission vote was a tie and a tie means the permit is denied!!!!Thank you for your Prayers!I am humbly grateful to each and every one of you Dear Hearts! What happened was " impossible".See More
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Etahma Wambdi at "Tipi Rings" Sodergreen Ranch

October 2, 2018 from 11am to 12pm
Chanupa Prayer Ceremony in the "Tipi Rings" that Kainai Horn Soc elders, and a Dakota Sundance Chief said were where Bundles are Buried on Sodegreen Ranch on Oct 2.Bring your chanupa if you can't come send your Prayers! NoMore public comments will be allowed at the Oct 3 rd commissioners meeting....just a vote. We will be calling the Spirits of the Land to Stop this Quarry! And Prayers of Wopida Tanka to Creator for protecting Granite Canyon!Bring Prayer flags to tie to the fence. Bring Love!See More
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"Hi Mary Jo,Just getting my bearings here. . Nice to get to know you. I'm in Australia, and as my intro to FWII says, I'm here: "to learn more about participating in the healing of Australian Aboriginal communities, with a focus on the…"
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MEDIA RELEASE- December 6, 2015, UN COP 21, Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France

The Critical State of Mother Earth-An Urgent Call for Unprecedented, Unified Action to Stop Runaway Climate ChangeThe Ihanktonwan Dakota Treaty Committee, Choctaw Musgokee Yamassee Nation, Tsleil Waututh Sacred Trust, Ihanktowan Brave Heart Society, International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Consejo…See More
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MEDIA RELEASE- December 6, 2015, UN COP 21, Paris Climate Change Conference, Paris, France

The Critical State of Mother Earth-An Urgent Call for Unprecedented, Unified Action to Stop Runaway Climate Change

The Ihanktonwan Dakota Treaty Committee, Choctaw Musgokee Yamassee Nation, Tsleil Waututh Sacred Trust, Ihanktowan Brave Heart Society, International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Consejo de Visions-Guardianes de la Tierra, Vision Council- Guardians of Earth, Four Worlds Europe, Embassy of the Earth, Fundación Cuatro Mundos, Front Siwa Lima,Salish Sea Foundation, Netherlands Centre for Indigenous People, Compassion Games International, UNO Foundation, World Conscious Pact,…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on December 6, 2015 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

The Story of The Sacred Tree

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 beautiful 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 they forget to…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on November 24, 2017 at 12:00am

Deloria Geneology

Dear Relatives,

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 Wicasa, Owl Man, Francois Deloria. This Family Tree includes Hunka relatives. For instance, Hunkpapa Chief Gall had a formal Hunka Ceremony and Giveaway and adopted Tipi Sapa, Philip Deloria, the son of Hinhan Wicasa  The Deloria genealogy linked below was put together by our Ate Phil Lane Sr. and Uncle Vine Deloria Jr. Family member Jacqueline Keeler, has done a lot of work on our family genealogy, as…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on November 24, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

International Treaty To Protect and Restore Mother Earth

International Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2016
United Nations, New York City, New York
Preamble
We, the Members of the Human…
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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on April 21, 2016 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Fulfilling the Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle in Bolivia-1970

In 1970 these beloved Quechua relatives were fulfilling the Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle that was passed on to them from their Spiritual Visionaries who lived before Columbus and 1492!

Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on April 5, 2016 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

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 — 9 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

Forum

Reflecting on Sherman Alexie's Hymn/Poem

Started by Stephen Bamford in The Fourth Way Jan 1.

Fraud Conducted from this Site

Started by Mary Goudy Porter in The Fourth Way Aug 13, 2017.

The Fourth Way: Guiding Principles for Building a Sustainable and Harmonious World 31 Replies

Started by Phil Lane Jr. in The Fourth Way. Last reply by Shalahnia Riversong Aug 16, 2016.

Tribe of the Sacred Heart~Declaration of Common Intent

Started by Rainbow Hunting Wolf in The Fourth Way May 30, 2016.

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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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