We rowed for nine days on the St-Lawrence river from Kahnawake to Quebec city, close to 300 kms, though storms, waves, winds, rains, cold, burning sunshine, and amazing beauty. Five canoes and their teams with a few vehicles on the road took part, including around 30 people of different Native and non-Native nations..
At the Odanak 50th pow wow, we were received with great honors in the grand entry procession as well as on stage. The grand chief Rick Obomsawin accepted our flag that he will fly in his community and gave us the Abenaki flag to fly with us with blessings on our journey. It was a very beautiful gathering with very rich inter-cultural exchanges.
In Three-Rivers, we were received by the mayor's delegate at the marina. They accepted our family flag with a tree and will plant the pine we offered them at the histoical Cartier cross with a commemorative plate for our Mission.
In Quebec city, we arrived at the foot of the cliffs, climbed the 398 long stairs, marched and chanted with the drum through the old city, stopped in front of parlament for speeches and a Peace ceremony, were received at city hall by the adjoint mayor for Peace ceremonies, speeches and chants. Finally we planted our tree for Peace, a white pine, on the historic battlefield with a commemorative insciption on a pink granite slate. This final ceremony was high in colors and interest. Many amazing images are coming soon from this Peace Mission. I can't upload pictures now, will try later. Also a incredible film on this awesome experience is in the making. Peace to all.