Greetings dear friends of Peace,
I'd like to inform you about our Peace Mission on the St-Lawrence 2009 this coming July. We will do a ten days pilgrimage for Peace in canoes on the St-Lawrence river, which is the widest river in the world, from Montreal to Quebec city, where we will plant a tree for Peace on a historic battlefield in an gathering of many nations an cultures.
So far we might be counting seven or eight canoes in our journey and more should join. Members from different Native nations, Abenakis from the band council, Mohawks from the traditional council and Anishnabes have confirmed their participation. Jacob Wawatie, an Anishnabe elder and friend of mine will join us. At the Return of the Ancestors in Arizona last month, he was representing the eagle of North America in a symbolic dance with an Inca shaman representing the condor of South America, while the elder presiding the Mayan council was praying. See the video on my page or on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1LJJvt7Ij4
There are also representatives from African nations rowing with us and the events celebrated along the way will reunite people from diverse cultures and origins for Peace in the human Family. An elected deputy of Iranian origin, the only one from his new party, who was with doctors without frontiers in Palestine, Irak and Afghanistan wil be part of our Peace Mission with his brother. Along the way we will have various public ceremonies for Peace, such as planting of trees for Peace, gifts exchanges, prayers and sweat lodges. We will document the whole trip on films.
We will leave on July 2nd from the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, after departure ceremonies. We will be at the Odanak pow wow of the Abenakis on July 4th an 5th. On the 6th, we will give a tree for Peace to the mayor of the city of Trois-Rivières for the 375th anniversary of the city. On the 10th, we will plant a tree for Peace in Quebec city on the Plains of Abraham, where an historic battle happened 250 years ago. We will gather for the occasion families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds with the First nations of this continent for a symbolic Peace ceremony.
We have a growing number of collaborators and participants joining us in our efforts towards the success of the Peace Mission. Today we found a few sponsors for the food of the team. Tomorrow we have an appointment with the assembly of the First Nations and different other groups for the organization and preparation of the Peace Mission.
We would like to send the invitation to all members of iPeace and offer the opportunity to help us with the financing of the Peace Mission. We have been currently printing color posters and documents, going to meetings, we need to rent boats, vehicles for transporting supplies, get food and camping gears for around thirty people or more, etc...
Any amounts or donation to help the Peace Mission 2009 will be greatly appreciated. You can send your donations through Paypal.
Or you can send checks or money orders at the mailing address you will find on this page:
They should be adressed to the bearer or to the association called "Le Drapeau de la Famille".
Please help us in this Peace Mission to unite the human Family.
Best blessings to all beings.