Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Ihanktonwan and Chickasaw Nations
North America and Canada

“We are all indigenous people to Mother Earth… We are related to all living things. That’s the fundamental foundation of the indigenous worldview.”

Native American Chief Phil Lane Jr., member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, is an internationally recognized indigenous leader in human and community development. As founder and chairman of the Four World’s International Institute, Chief Lane is dedicated to unifying the human family through the Fourth Way which transcends assimilation, resignation, and conflict by building partnerships with all nations and peoples.