Tuesday, October 6

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Conclusion: Mt. Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods

Sunrise Morning Ceremony, 8 am: Ka’nahsohon Deer, Faith-Keeper of the Longhouse, fellow Native Elders and citizens.

Location: Mt. Washington Hotel. Meet at the front entrance.

 

9:00: Welcome & Overview of the Day

Location: Presidential Conference Center.

 

9:30: Opening Plenum: Review of the Week

Location: Presidential Conference Center

 

10:30-11:00: Break

 

11:00-12:30: North Country Community Forum: “North Country Action Plan: Common Sense Solutions to Our Ailing Economy & Financial System”.
Location: Presidential Conference Center

 

Opening words by:

 

^ Fred Bramante, Founder, Daddy’s Junky Music, former New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate and Chairman of its State Board of Education, currently President, National Center for Competency-Based Learning.

 

^ Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk, is a co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association and the former editor of the journal Akwesasne Notes.
Location: Presidential Conference Center

 

12:30: Lunch. Grab a sandwich and lend a hand with the completion of “The Bretton Woods Convocation Mural”, led by North Country Charter Academy Students.

 

2:00-3:30: Concert/“Resonance Platform”Lifting of the Voices. Words of Arun Gandhi, who has carried on the work of his grandfather, the Mahatma, will open the concert. The resonant offerings follow:

 

* World Premier of Joanne Shenandoah’s song, “One World”. *
Wolf Clan, Iroquois Confederacy

 

* The Bright Family Gospel Singers, Charleston, South Carolina. *
“Music that gives life long after the concert has ended.”

 

* Bach Sonata, Miha Pogacnik, Violinist & Slovenian Cultural Ambassador *
The Vision of Idriart & Terra Parzival

 

The concert will conclude with Sibelius’s composition “Finlandia / This Is My Song, O God of All the Nations”. Upon this universal platform, and against the backdrop of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Peaks, the Convocation will be “borne” toward its conclusion. Imagine choruses, choirs, bands, orchestras and fellow citizens — including our youth, the generations to come — from the North Country, New Hampshire, our Nation, and Global Community, “All Our Relations”, offering up, together, this beloved song:

 

Finlandia Hymn / This Is My Song

 

This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine;
But other hearts in other lands are beating
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

 

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on clover-leaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
Oh, hear my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.

 

Location: Presidential Conference Center

 

4:00-5:30 North Country Community Forum: “North Country Action Plan: Common Sense Solutions to Our Ailing Economy & Financial System” ~ Next Steps.

Location: Presidential Conference Center

 

5:30-7:00: Dinner

 

7:00: Concluding Key Note Offerings: Endings & Beginnings

Location: Presidential Conference Center

 

Setting the Tone: Christopher MacDonald, North Country Charter Academy Student, will speak to the ethic of public service for youth and their families.

 

* Bernard Lietaer, author of The Future of Money (translated in 18 languages), former central banker, fund manager, current university professor, and a consultant to governments, multinational corporations, and community organizations. Bernard co-designed and implemented the convergence mechanism to the single European currency system, the Euro.

 

* Walt McRee, Chairman, Public Banking Institute, Director of the Pennsylvania Public Bank Project, Founder and CEO of the Alliance for Public Broadcasting.

 

* Ellen Brown, Attorney, Author, Founder, Public Banking Institute, Author, A Woman’s Complete Guide to Natural Health, Web of Debt, The Public Bank Solution, and a devoted fellow citizen.

 

* Matt Patsky, Managing Partner & CEO of Trillium LLC, one of the pioneering social responsible investing firms. Matt introduced socially responsible investing to Wall Street.

 

* Paul Glover, author of Hometown Money, Health Democracy, and Deep Green Jobs; social entrepreneur; former Professor of Urban Studies and Green Party Presidential Candidate. Paul is a consultant for Green Cities, founder of “Ithaca Hours” local currency, and father of local currencies in the United States.

 

8:30: Musical Conclusion:

 

^ Violinist Alexander Romanuel, Bach “Saraband” & Ysaye “Ballade”

 

^ Vocalist Wilhelmina Howard Harris, Concluding Spiritual, “Amazing Grace”. Co-Founder of I Am Inc. and Native of Montgomery, Alabama, Wilhelmina opened the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.

 

Post-script Reading to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s beloved tale The Great Stone Face, about how the spirit of the “Old Man of the Mountain” would live on in our time.

 

Ceremonial Parting: Ka’nahsohon Deer, Faith-Keeper of the Longhouse & Native Elders.

 

 

 

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