SHARING, PEACE BUILDING and RACIAL HARMONY

SHARING, PEACE BUILDING and RACIAL HARMONY

National and International Outreach

WILLIAM COMMANDA, ALGONQUIN ELDER

CIRCLE OF ALL NATIONS

Indigenous outreach to the United Nations late 1940s and 50s

Canoe Making Demonstrations Expo 67 in Montreal 1967

Indigenous Gatherings ñ 1967 Eganville, 1969 Maniwaki, then in various Iroquois/other communities across North America

Welcomed Prime Minister Trudeau in Maniwaki, Quebec ñ 1968

Cross Cultural Presentations; Demonstrating Handicrafts in France - 1973

Built Canoe for Queen Marguerite of Denmark - 1981

Presentation of Wampum Belts at fourth First Ministers Conference on Inherent Right and Self Government for Aboriginal Peoples, chaired by Prime Minister Mulroney

Moral Rearmament Peace Building Conference ñ Caux, Switzerland ñ 1989

Blessing of Human Rights Tribute in Ottawa, with the Dalai Lama - 1990

Daily Pipe Ceremonies -UN Conference ñ hosted by President Mitterand Precursor to Summit on Sustainable Development - 1992

United Nations ñ Cry of the Earth Indigenous Conference ñ 1993

Annual Prayer Vigils, Washington DC ñ 1994, 95 on going

Visit to Hotevilla, Arizona ñ Hopi, Supai - 1994

Sunbow Five Walk for Mother Earth ñ 1995

Hopi Kachina Ceremonies, Sedona, Arizona - 1995

Large Annual Gatherings , Maniwaki - 1996, 97 on going

Trip to Merida, Mexico - Mayan ñ 1996

Arizona meeting with Hopi ñ 1997

Wampum Belts Presentation at Funai Conference, Japan - 1997

Victoria Island Indigenous Elders Gathering ñ 1998

Welcome President Nelson Mandela at Human Rights Tribute - 1998

Circle of All Nations Millennium International Peace Gathering ñ 2000

United Nations Peace Summit ñ 2000

Fields of Conflict/Fields of Wisdomñ Constellation Systems Congress ñ Germany - 2001

Racial Harmony Workshops ñ South Africa ñ 2001

Indigenous Eldersí Gathering, New Mexico ñ 2002

Peace Building Conference, Shivananda Yoga Retreat Centre, Bahamas ñ 2002/3

Annual Activities to Promote Racial Harmony March 21, and Peace Building and Aboriginal Day June 21

  1. Wolf Project Award for Racial Harmony Corona Borealis
  2. Harmony Peace Award

2000 Honoured at Opening of Canadian Canoe Museum

  1. University of Ottawa ñ Justice Award
  2. ëFriends of Peaceí Peace Award

NFB Documentary Ojigkwanong, Encounter with an Algonquin Sage

2001 Circle of All Nations Documentary,