ALL NATIONS PEACE
Founded by songwriter, Jackie Tice, All Nations Peace presents indigenous musicians and performers from the four directions of the world to stand as a World Tribal Peace Council, teaching the Native American concept of Mitakuye Oyasin (We Are All Related).
All Nations Peace began as a song called Trail of Tears. Written over the course of several years between the beginning of the US/NATO invasion of Kosovo in 1999 and the Iraq war in the early 21st century, it is an honoring song to those who have lost their lives due to intolerance of religion, politics or ethnicity. It was during this time that Jackie Tice recognized that, in her own generation alone, the incidences of genocide and aggression fueled by injustice and bigotry had become a human spiritual epidemic.
After her initial contact with Monica Willard, the United Religions Initiative NGO representative to the United Nations, and subsequent participation in a World Peace Flag Ceremony, Jackie decided to create All Nations Peace and dedicate a significant part of her multiple musical talents to the proliferation of peace, through music. Her own Indigenous Cherokee ancestral and spiritual roots provided the glue to complete the vision: Teaching the Spirit of Mitakuye Oyasin. How can you hurt another if you recognize them as your relative?
"All Nations" is a term sometimes used to describe, inclusively, the Indigenous Cultures of North America (Turtle Island), but in this context, it is more than just the Native Nations of the US. This vision involves Global Native Nations, representing Indigenous Culture as a World Tribal Council.
All Nations Peace Concerts is a vehicle by which to increase visibility of this issue, raise the awareness of conscious choices for peace between and within Nations and model the concept of Mitakuye Oyasin. The idea for the concerts comes from the philosophical and cultural relationship to the Four Directions, Four Seasons, and Four Races of Humankind (Black, Red, Yellow, White) that is common to many Indigenous Peoples.
Each All Nations Peace Concert will involve at least four performers from various cultures – for example, African, American Indian, Mexican, Peruvian, East Indian, Israeli, Lebanese, Aboriginal Peoples of Australia and New Zealand, Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Japanese, Tibetan, Chinese.
All Nations Peace Concerts will tour around the world eventually, attracting many thousands with appearances by stars like Bono, Carlos Nakai, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Rita Coolidge, Yo Yo Ma, and many more.
Expanding The Vision
All Nations Peace is also incorporating community events focusing on Peace and Diversity as part of our intention to teach the Spirit of Mitakuye Oyasin. They include sharing Medicine Wheel Teachings for conflict resolution with local at-risk teenagers, sponsoring charitable foundation work to assist orphan children of genocide, and participation in celebrations of global events, such as the Season for Nonviolence and the International Day of Peace.
All Nations Peace
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