The Circle of All Nations is a global eco-community unified by Elder William Commanda’s fundamental and unshakeable conviction that as children of Mother Earth, we all belong together, irrespective of our individual colour, creed or culture.
The Circle of All Nations is neither an organization nor a network – rather it is a growing circle of individuals committed to respect for Mother Earth, promotion of racial harmony, advancement of social justice, recognition and honouring of indigenous wisdom and peace building.
The core values sustaining the Circle are love, forgiveness, compassion respect and responsibility.
"It was prophesized that the time would come when the voice of indigenous peoples would rise again after five hundred years of silence and oppression, to light a path to an eternal fire of peace, love, brotherhood and sisterhood amongst all nations."
William Commanda: A Mini Backgrounder
William Commanda is the ninty two (92) year old Algonquin Elder from Kitigan Zibi Reserve, Quebec. The great, great grandson of Pakinawatik, the hereditary Anicinabe chief who led his people to settle in their traditional hunting and trapping grounds in the Ottawa River area in the mid eighteen hundreds, Elder Commanda is Keeper of three Wampum Belts of sacred and historic importance: the Seven Fires Prophecy Belt about choice, the 1700s Belt about sharing, and the 1793 Jay Treaty Border Crossing Belt about borderlessness. He was acclaimed chief of the Kitigan Zibi Reserve for over nineteen years; he was also a guide, trapper and woodsman; and he is a birch bark canoe maker and craftsman of international renown. He led the Sunbow Five Walk for Mother Earth, is a respected spokesperson and spiritual leader at national and international gatherings, participates regularly in United Nations peace and spiritual vigils, and is acknowledged globally for his work in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony, justice, and respect for Mother Earth. He is the recipient of a Justice Award, and A Wolf Project Award and a Harmony Award for his efforts to foster racial harmony through the creation of a "Circle of All Nations"; one well received example of this commitment is the annual international “Circle of All Nations” gathering he hosts at his home in Maniwaki every August. He is currently developing a vision to establish a healing and peace building center on Victoria Island, the traditional sacred spiritual meeting grounds of his ancestors, within the national capital region in Canada.
Elder William Commanda believes that it is of crucial importance at this time that all the children of Mother Earth learn to come together with one heart, one mind, one love and one determination, and create the fitting legacy for all our children and our children’s children:
A Circle of All Nations: A Culture of Peace