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 35 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.
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…
Posted by Phil Lane Jr. on November 24, 2017 at 12:00am
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
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…Continue
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.
Started by Kody Dufour Tillotson in The Fourth Way Jul 31, 2017.
Started by Rainbow Hunting Wolf in The Fourth Way May 30, 2016.
by Tami Kellogg Added November 14, 2017 at 1:31pm