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CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa
May 2, 2017 — May 7, 2017
|Location:||University of Ottawa, on the unceded, traditional territory of the Algonquins of the Ottawa River Watershed|
We remember and celebrate the life of Algonquin elder and spiritual leader, Dr. William Commanda, OC (1913-2011), honoured at University of Ottawa with the presentation of his first Honorary Doctorate Degree, and the creation of the William Commanda Hall. He commenced his Circle of All Nations work and gatherings formally in 1967, to promote protection of Mother Earth, respect for Indigenous wisdom, radial harmony and peace building, locally, nationally and internationally. Forty years later, his legacy continues to inspire. Describing himself as Mamiwinini, a nomad, he said “I am in the earth, wind and waters; I am as the bird flies and the wind blows and the water flows – Ginawaydaganuc – We Are All Connected” – a fitting epithet for a conference on Mo(u)vement.