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May 5, 1999 Ndongu, Otomi First Nation, Estado de Mexico, Mexico


We speak as one, guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift, guide, protect, warn, inspire and challenge the entire human family to live in ways that sustain and enhance human life and the life of all who dwell on Mother Earth, and hereby dedicate our lives and energies to healing and developing ourselves, the web of relationships that make our world, and the way we live with Mother Earth.

Starting from within, working in a circle, in a sacred manner, we heal

ourselves, our relationships and our world.


Development Comes From Within

The process of healing and development unfolds from within each person, relationship, family, community or nation.


A vision of who we can become is like a magnet drawing us to our potential. Where there is no vision, there can be no development.

Culturally Based

Healing and development must be rooted in the wisdom, knowledge and living processes of our cultures.


Because everything is connected to everything else, any aspect of our healing and

development is related to all the others (personal, social, cultural, economic, etc.).

When we work on any part, the whole circle is affected.


Growth and heailng for the Individual, the Family and the Community must go hand in hand.

Working at one level without attending to the other is not enough. Personal and social development as well as top-down and bottom-up approaches must be balanced.


We need the love, support and caring of others to heal and develop ourselves. Unity is the starting point for development. No unity, no development.


People have to be actively engaged in the process of their own healing and development. Without partidpation, there can be no development.


Every person must be treated with respect as a human being and a child of the Creator, regardless of gender, race, culture, religion or any other reason. Everyone should be accorded the opportunity to fully partidpate in the processes of healing and development, and to receive a share of the benefits.

"IN A SACRED MANNER" Spirituality

Spirituality is at the centre of healing and development. Connection with the Creator brings life, unity, love and purpose to the process, and is expressed through a heart-centred approach to all that we do.

Harmonizing with Natural Law

Growth is a process of uncovering who we truly are as human beings in harmony with the natural laws of the Universe.

Walking in Balance

Codes of morality, ethics and protocol teach us how to walk the road of life in a good way. Violating moral and ethical boundaries destroy the process of healing and development.

Working from Principle

Our plans and actions are founded on our deepest understanding of the principles that describe how the universe is ordered and how healing and development unfold.



Learning to live in ways that promote life and health is the essence of our development.

Our primary strategy is therefore the promotion of this type of learning.


When we take actions to improve our lives or the lives of others, it is critical to avoid undermining the natural systems upon which all life depends and to work in ways that enhance the capacity of people to continue in the path of their own healing and development

Move to the Positive

Solving the critical problems in our lives and communities is best approached by visualizing and moving into the positive alternative that we wish to create, and building on the strength we already have, rather than giving away our energy fighting the negative.

Be the Change you Want to See

In all of our actions, we seek to be living examples of the changes we wish to see in the world. By walking the path, we make the path visible.

Utilizing these guiding principles for building a sustainable, harmonious, peaceful, just, and unified world for all members of the human family and, with ftill respect for those international covenants, treaties, conventions, laws and agreements that uplift, guide, empower, unify, support, and enhance all life within, above and upon our Beloved Mother Earth, with all the sincerity and commitment of our hearts and minds, we agree to work together to promote the cultural, educational, social, economic and healthy development of our Indigenous peoples everywhere.

  This collective work includes:

1. To respect and promote the Four Worlds Human and Community Development Model and other wholistic, culturally-based and spiritually-centred models for human and community transformation and harmonious economic development that are in accord with the Guiding Principles.

2. To translate the "Sacred Tree" into our Indigenous languages of Mexico and to continue to enrich, expand and deepen these cultural and spiritual teachings and understandings with the contributions, insights, thoughts and feelings of Indigenous peoples everywhere.

3. To establish the Four Worlds International Institute for Indigenous Science of Mexico and the Four Worlds College for Human and Community Development in each Indigenous region of Mexico, in harmony, respect and unity with all other related educational, cultural, social and economic initiatives.

3.1 The Institute and College will be centered at the Otomi National Ceremonial Center, Municipio de Temoaya, Estado de Mexico, Mexico.

3.2 The Institute and College will be managed and administered by Indigenous people in a manner that encourages and empowers the participation of all concerned.

                          3.3 The Institute and College will have its own legal personality.
3.4 The objectives of the Institute shall be: a) To promote the development and strengthening of Indigenous science, culture, language and knowledge.

b) To prepare strategies and take action for the reclamation of the cultural, educational and material values of Indigenous people.

c) To prepare programs and projects to promote the sciences and the arts in our Indigenous regions.

4. The Four Worlds College will focus on these twelve proficiency areas for Indigenous capacity building:

    Human development;
    Community Development;
    Personal Growth and Healing;
    Human Relations;
    Facilitating Learning;
    Developing Servant Leadership;
    Fostering Personal and Community Wellness;
    Environmental Relations;
    Program Development;
    Community Development Issues;
    Cultural Foundations;
    Integrative Practicums.

5. To work together to prepare and execute an integrated vision and program of action for collective human, community and economic development for our Indigenous peoples at the international, regional, and community levels. These programs and collective projects will include:

5.1 Environmental protection and bio-diversity, and planning for the sustainable development of our Indigenous regions in harmony with all life.

5.2 Business administration, Indigenous marketing and the development of social and economic development partnerships within our Indigenous world and with other business and social and economic development agencies in our respective countries and internationally.

5.3 Academic and cultural interchanges including the development of traditional education and training in the Indigenous languages and literature.

5.4 Use and benefit of traditional and contemporary means of communication, multimedia and video conferencing.

5.5 Reclaiming of traditional technologies that benefit the natural richness of life.

5.6 Strengthening and integrating traditional medicine and spiritual health practices, where synergistic, with the western medical model.

5.7 To promote the research and investment in the creation of employment.

5.8 Creation of economic enterprises for Indigenous women and young people.

5.9 To develop an Indigenous College and University System throughout the Indigenous regions of Mexico in partnership with other national and international educational agencies and institutions.

5.10 To upgrade and enhance all areas of the pre-school, elementary, secondary and post-secondary education systems in Indigenous regions of Mexico, in a manner that is wholistic and culturally-based and will allow that our communities to fully participate in the information age.

6. Other related initiatives shall be: 6.1 To develop sustainable, non-polluting energy sources for our communities.

6.2 To recuperate and clean our rivers, lakes and streams that have been polluted by the industrial wastes and contaminated waters of the cities.

6.3 To implement awareness campaigns in regards to the need of taking care of the water, the air and Mother Earth.

6.4 To recuperate traditional technologies that do not pollute our Mother Earth, as well as, to research and utilize other new technologies that enhance the harmonious development of life.

6.5 To make domestic works and to create traditional art using nature.

6.6 To support a traditional living program with natural materials in each Indigenous region that will replace, where possible, plastics, concrete, metal, cardboard and other non-biodegradable materials.

6.7 To promote a program of alimentation, nutrition, agriculture and full use of the eatable plants of the region to fight against malnutrition and recuperation of our indigenous gastronomy.

6.8 To prepare a ecological disposal of human waste program that avoid pollution.

6.9 To use the energy from the sun, water and wind.

6.10 To develop our herbal knowledge and wholistic health resources.

6.11 To promote academic and cultural interchange, through a permanent program of scholarships for Indigenous young people of our respective countries.

6.12 To promote Indigenous education language, cosmology and spirituality for our children, youth and other members of our communities.

6.13 To prepare didactic materials, such as dictionaries, song collections, stories, music and literature.

6.14 To recuperate our traditional medidnes and plants.

6.15 To build treatment and cleansing houses.

6.16 To develop strategies and marketing alternatives for the sale and interchange of the products and services of the Indigenous peoples of our respective countries.

6.17 To promote productive projects for the creation of employment and income to families such as: textile art, fishing, floriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, cattle raising, ecological-educative and cultural tourism, fruit growing, agriculture (corn, bean, potato, soy bean, pumpkin, vegetables), research and manufacture of natural medicines, production of prepackaged foods, carpentry, clothing making for traditional garments, manufacture of shoes and musical instruments, pottery and ceramics.

  6.18 To establish an international Indigenous trade center in Mexico that will empower, encourage and sustain international trade directly between the Indigenous peoples of Canada and Mexico and other Indigenous regions of the Western hemisphere.  
7. Finally, we agree we will make a Human Resource Development Plan for community, regional, national and international development. 7.1 To promote the organization, training and professional preparation of our Indigenous peoples in all areas of integrated sustainable development that is in harmony with all life.   7.2 To update our traditional organizations, institutions and financial systems.   7.3 To prepare Indigenous personnel in areas such as business administration, human and community development and systems of justice and governance that are in harmony with our cultural and spiritual foundations.   7.4 To develop a language immersion programs to teach English and Spanish for our Indigenous communities for the purpose of further developing understanding, friendship and social and economic interchange between our Indigenous peoples.

7.5 To support the creation of economic enterprises that are developed and managed by Indigenous young people.

7.6 To support the creation of economic enterprises that are developed and managed by Indigenous women.


Phil Lane Jr. signs the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle International Trade and Social Development and Unity Pact

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