Gathering of Indigenous Spiritual Elders of South America and the Abya Yala
This four day conference brought together native intellectuals and Spiritual Elders from Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica and Guatemala. This unique meeting began with and concluded with a ceremony in front of a sacred fire, that was maintained throughout the gathering. The elders and other participating supporters shared knowledge, ideas and proposed action items for the healing of Mother Earth. One major goal was to further support the uniﬁcation process of the indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America. One major outcome from the conference and gathering was the creation of a declaration that was signed by the participating elders: https://www.iccsglobal.org/2019march-gatheringcolombia Future gatherings are being planned. Forum 21 Institute shared ideas and strategies particularly on how best to work with the United Nations civil society and agencies that support indigenous peoples.