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Dave Albright

Caribbean Peace Part 1

Robert Julian Agnel

A Circle of All Nations: A Culture of Peace

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

20-09-2015 at 12:00 noon EST

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A Circle of All Nations: A Culture of Peace

Ginawaydaganuc - We Are All Connected (Grandfather's perpetual prayer and reminder)

On the 20th of September 2015, the Circle of All Nations hosted its 16th annual celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, animating the work and legacy of late Algonquin elder William Commanda.

The Circle of All Nations is a global eco-community unified by Elder Commanda’s fundamental and unshakeable conviction that as children of Mother Earth, we all belong together and with nature, irrespective of our individual colour, creed or culture.

William Commanda (Ojigkwanong - Morning Star)
Born: 11 November 1913 into the Squirrel Clan
  • Indigenous Elder of the Kichisippi - Ottawa -River Watershed, Canada
  • Founder of the Circle of All Nations
  • Canoe maker

  • Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Honorary doctorate University of Ottawa
  • Honorary doctorate Univerisitie Quebec et Outaouais

All of Elder William Commanda’s activities are organic and interconnected:
  • Wisdom
  • Healing
  • Vision
  • Community

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
  • responsibility

These values were originally presented in the Circle of All Nations archival site

The critically important peace and environmental work of the late Grandfather Commanda continues in his legacy vision for global peace, as articulated at the Asinabka (place of glare rock) site.

This unique Indigenous meeting place of geological, heritage, historical, spiritual and sacred importance was used by the ancient people of the American North East for over 6,000 years, since the last ice age and the retreat of the Champlain Sea.

The Sacred Chaudiere site remains a special site for all people to meet within the natural setting of the islands of fire including Chaudiere and Victoria Islands (the Asin Minotik), the Ottawa River (Kichisippi) and the Chaudiere Falls, (Akikpautik) in the center of the National Capital Region in Ottawa, Canada's Capital city.

Grandfather Commanda's vision for reconciliation at this peace building site has been developed and shared with the Algonquins of the Ottawa River Watershed, governments, countless people and organizations, nationally, internationally and at the United Nations since 1997.

A Culture of Peace Grandfather's vision

Grandfather Commanda talks about the islands, the falls, the Algonquin Nation and people.

View the conceptual designs of Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal for the Asinabka National Aboriginal Centre
To view a related panorama: Ottawa Peace Festival look for Laura Spafford in the World Wide Panorama all participants directory.

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A Circle of All Nations: A Culture of Peace

Ottawa Panoramas

USA-Canada / Canada-Ontario

Lat: 45° 24' 57" N
Long: 76° 42' 27" W

Elevation: 112 m

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Nikon D90, nodal ninja head, manfrotto tripod, stitcher unlimited
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
boring room for a panorama, so I did not shoot the zenith or nadir. big columns meant the circle was not truly round.

To view the sister panorama: Ottawa Peace Festival look under Laura Spafford in the World Wide Panorama alphabetical directory.

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