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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CANADA: How To Keep The True North Strong and FREE

This is a message to every Canadian who wants the ‘True North’ to remain strong and free.In law, nothing supersedes the will of the ‘majority of the people’ regarding governance. That’s why the Canadian People’s Union was created, to provide a registry for Canadians to stand together as the final decision making authority in a pure direct democracy, instead of a representative democracy where de facto governments are making the decisions.Without full disclosure, and consent of the people,…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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Sixteen Guiding Principles for Creating a Sustainable and Harmonious World

The Four Worlds Indigenous Guiding Principles for Building a Sustainable and Harmonious World



The Sixteen Principles for building a sustainable and harmonious world community emerged from a 50-year process of reflection, consultation and action within Indigenous communities across the Americas. They are rooted in the concerns of hundreds of Indigenous Elders, Spiritual Leaders, and Community Members, as well as in the best thinking of many non- Indigenous scholars, researchers and human and community development practitioners. As our Universe, they, as ourselves are always in a draft!



These guiding principles constitute the foundation for the process of healing and developing ourselves (mentally, emotionally, physically,…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on August 16, 2018 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

Prophecies, Dynamic Change, and a New Global Civilization: 2020 - 2030 - 2050

Parliament of World Religion, November 7, 2018, ( Update from June 21, 2018 )

Very Beloved Friends and Relatives,

We pray that 2018 is continuing to unfold, as we approach 2019, as a year passing of high hopes, faith, strength, thanksgiving, gratitude, and courage, no matter what challenges or temporary setbacks we are destined to face. 2018 is proving to be a very critical year, as we continue our journey toward actualizing a new, just, inclusive Global Civilization, a culture of world peace that respects and honors…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on November 7, 2018 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

The Critical State of Our Beloved Mother Earth

Unprecedented, Unified Action to Stop Runaway Climate Change-COP21, Paris, France, Dec. 6, 2015

More than 40 years ago, during the early years of North America’s “new” ecological consciousness, Ihanktonwan Dakota Spiritual Leader Vine Deloria Sr. had a conversation with one of his elder cousins on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. As his cousin loved to learn new words in English, he asked Vine Sr. to explain to him what the word “ecology” meant. “Well,” Vine Sr. said, “You know that we have places where you learn to read, study books and learn about life. Then you learn how to write about what you…

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on December 6, 2015 at 2:30am

Coming Home!

My name's Dan Wilson, and I’d like to tell you my story. I was born in a nondescript little town close to Montreal, nothing special about it. I have a mom, a dad, and two older brothers.

 

My mom’s name is Elizabeth, and my father’s name is Oliver. Dad is a member of the Mohawk Nation, and my mother is an immigrant from France. The only other relative I have been close with, for as long as I can remember, is my Uncle James, who is my dad’s oldest brother. Uncle James has been a tremendous help throughout my entire life, but I’ll get to that later.

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Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on March 28, 2015 at 9:00am

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

International Treaty To Protect and Restore Mother Earth

International Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2016
United Nations, New York City, New York
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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

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Reflecting on Sherman Alexie's Hymn/Poem

Started by Stephen Bamford in The Fourth Way Jan 1, 2018.

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.

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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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