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Opening The Parade 4th International Conference_DSC0050

The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' The conference began with a parade around the University campus.

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Opening Fanfare _DSC0053

The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' The conference began with a parade around the University campus with many of the tribes in attendance. It began with music from the host nation.

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Loud And Clear_DSC0057

The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' The conference began with a parade around the University campus with many of the tribes providing musical input.

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Global Response_DSC0074

The conference began with a parade around the University campus with many of the tribes in attendance such as from the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Ontario,Canada to Maori's of New Zealand The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco- friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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Colourful Parade_DSC0067

The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' The conference began with a colourful parade around the University campus with many of the tribes in attendance such as from Krzygstan.

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Traditional Attire _DSC0069

The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' The conference began with a parade around the University campus with many of the tribes in attendance including those from Latvia The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco- friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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On Mass_DSC0075

One of the largest delegations - the Maori's from New Zealand.

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Ancient Cultures_DSC0079

The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' The conference began with a parade around the University campus of many of the tribes in attendance such as from Arunachal Pradesh one of the states in the North East of India

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Attentive_DSC0129

The auditorium was packed with a very attentive audience for the evening cultural programmes.

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Capturing The Moment_DSC0162

The auditorium was packed with a very attentive audience for the evening cultural programmes many of which were captured on film.

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Cultural Exposure_DSC0112

The auditorium was packed with a very attentive audience for the evening cultural programmes. A traditional cultural performance from Latvia was well received just like other performers during the cultural sessions were.

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Front Row_DSC0161

The auditorium was well attended for the evening cultural programmes.

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In Harmony_DSC0111

In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.. The traditional cultural programme offered an opportunity to experience a diverse range of music, dance and singing.

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Lighting The Way_DSC0104

Swami Dayananda Sarawati

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President Speaks_DSC0105

President of International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS) Dr. Radhey Shyan Dwivedi, Ph.D

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Setting The Stage_DSC0108

Delegates from many nations took to the stage to participate in both the opening and closing address of the conference.

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Operations Room_DSC0128

Behind the scenes in the auditorium keeping the show up and running

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A Way Of Life_DSC0142

Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Ancient Ceremony_DSC0014

From Kyrgyzstan. Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Experiencing Others Traditional Ceremonies _DSC0141

Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Maintaining Their Traditional Ceremonies_DSC0005

From Arunachal Pradesh in the North East of India Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Maintaining Their Traditional Customs_DSC0125

Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Religious Harmony_DSC0135

Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. International Center for Cultural Studies ICCS refers to all the traditions and cultures which have existed for more than 2000 years as ancient traditions and cultures such as over 1000 cultures of Africa, over 500 Cultures of Native Americans and indigenous traditions of Australia (Aboriginals), New Zealand (Maoris), and Indigenous traditions present in different parts of the world. All these traditions think about total humanity and human beings in totality. In some way all these traditions believed that there is a natural balance within the universe and it is the duty of the human generations to nourish this balance within the universe. The traditions refer to balance between - • Human beings and their families • Balance between human beings and the environment • Balance between human beings and the Greater spirit or God and its creation • Balance between the living and non living manifestations of the divinity. 'Treat the earth well. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.' Words which origanate from Native Americans. A great guideline for the environmental crisis faced by the humanity.

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Their Religion_DSC0013

Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Time To Experience_DSC0144

Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Traditional Ceremonies _DSC0131

Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes.

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Traditional Religious Cuistoms_DSC0008

From Arunachal Pradesh in India's North East Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries. Ancient traditions and cultures of the world bring entirely holistic perspectives in various aspects of human life. International Center for Cultural Studies ICCS refers to all the traditions and cultures which have existed for more than 2000 years as ancient traditions and cultures such as over 1000 cultures of Africa, over 500 Cultures of Native Americans and indigenous traditions of Australia (Aboriginals), New Zealand (Maoris), and Indigenous traditions present in different parts of the world. All these traditions think about total humanity and human beings in totality. In some way all these traditions believed that there is a natural balance within the universe and it is the duty of the human generations to nourish this balance within the universe. The traditions refer to balance between - • Human beings and their families • Balance between human beings and the environment • Balance between human beings and the Greater spirit or God and its creation • Balance between the living and non living manifestations of the divinity.

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From Around The World_DSC0098

The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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All Ages_DSC3937

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries.

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Blending _DSC0099

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries.

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Chance To Display_DSC3955

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries.

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Enjoying The Moment_DSC3949

From Latvia The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco- friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries.

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Faces From Arunachal_DSC0094

There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries. Ancient traditions and cultures of the world bring entirely holistic perspectives in various aspects of human life.

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From Arunachal Pradesh_DSC0092

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries. Ancient traditions and cultures of the world bring entirely holistic perspectives in various aspects of human life.

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From Krzygstan And Beyond_DSC0091

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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From Latvia_DSC3967

International Center for Cultural Studies ICCS refers to all the traditions and cultures which have existed for more than 2000 years as ancient traditions and cultures such as over 1000 cultures of Africa, over 500 Cultures of Native Americans and indigenous traditions of Australia (Aboriginals), New Zealand (Maoris), and Indigenous traditions present in different parts of the world. All these traditions think about total humanity and human beings in totality. In some way all these traditions believed that there is a natural balance within the universe and it is the duty of the human generations to nourish this balance within the universe. The traditions refer to balance between - • Human beings and their families • Balance between human beings and the environment • Balance between human beings and the Greater spirit or God and its creation • Balance between the living and non living manifestations of the divinity. 'Treat the earth well. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.' Words which origanate from Native Americans.

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Opportunity To Learn_DSC3966

The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries.

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Respected_DSC4109

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. . * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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Retaining Their Heritage_DSC4112

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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Traditional Latvia_DSC0095

The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries.

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Tribes From Many Nations_DSC0002

The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco- friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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Worn With Pride_DSC3974

The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. * To revive the ancient eco-friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations.

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Behind The Scenes_DSC0108

The theme for this conference was 'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe' There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people.

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Hand Made_DSC0109

There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people.

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Well Organised_DSC0100

'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe' There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people.

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Well Staffed_DSC0114

'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe' There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people.

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Well Catered For_DSC0101

The theme for this conference was 'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe' There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people.

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Taking A Break_DSC0103

Balanced nourishment There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people.

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Nourishing_DSC0102

Balanced nourishment. There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people.

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Consideration_DSC0137

There would have been few if any complaints regards catering. A difficult task with so many people from diffent parts of the world. It was both well presented and prapared and seemed to have the desired effect of satisfying most people. When it came to waste disposal consideration was also given towards the environment.

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Behind The Scenes_DSC0081

Those working quietly behind the scenes to ensure things ran as smoothly as possible.

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Guiding Hand_DSC0011

Organiser ready to assist.

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ICCS President_DSC4129

International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS) President Dr. Radhey Shyan Dwivedi, Ph.D ICCS refers to all the traditions and cultures which have existed for more than 2000 years as ancient traditions and cultures such as over 1000 cultures of Africa, over 500 Cultures of Native Americans and indigenous traditions of Australia (Aboriginals), New Zealand (Maoris), and Indigenous traditions present in different parts of the world. All these traditions think about total humanity and human beings in totality. All these traditions think about total humanity and human beings in totality.

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada.

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The Chief_DSC0074

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada.

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Centre Stage_DSC4014

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada.

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Chief Speaks_DSC4004

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada. Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Grand Chief_DSC3956

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada

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Imposing Figure_DSC4006

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada. Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.

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In Prayer_DSC4007

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada. Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.

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Speaking Out_DSC4001

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada. Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.

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Grand Chief Stan Beardy_DSC3959

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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The Back_DSC3962

Just as impressive is the back of the Grand Chiefs headdress.

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Together_DSC3973 a

International Center for Cultural Studies ICCS refers to all the traditions and cultures which have existed for more than 2000 years as ancient traditions and cultures such as over 1000 cultures of Africa, over 500 Cultures of Native Americans and indigenous traditions of Australia (Aboriginals), New Zealand (Maoris), and Indigenous traditions present in different parts of the world. All these traditions think about total humanity and human beings in totality. In some way all these traditions believed that there is a natural balance within the universe and it is the duty of the human generations to nourish this balance within the universe. 'Treat the earth well. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.' Words which origanate from Native Americans. A great guideline for the environmental crisis faced by the humanity.

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Humbly Received_DSC4202

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada, humbly receives an Honoray Doctorate.

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Honorary Doctorate_DSC4203

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada, proudly receives an Honoray Doctorate at the conference.

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Changing Roles_DSC4204

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada, received an Honoray Doctorate during the closing ceremony. The roles were then spontaiously reversed as the Grand Chief presented the Chancellor with his headdress and was well received.

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Good Humoured_DSC4205

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada, received an Honoray Doctorate during the closing ceremony. The roles were then spontaiously reversed as the Grand Chief presented the Chancellor with his headdress and was well received.

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Ontario, Canada, receives an Honoray Doctorate during the closing ceremony. The roles were then spontaiously reversed as the Grand Chief presented the Chancellor with his headdress and was well received.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.. The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry, Zoltan (left) and Andras, demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Whilst some renditions they performed proved soul searching others turned people to dance.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.. The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry, Zoltan (left) and Andras, demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Whilst some renditions they performed proved soul searching others turned people to dance.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.. The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry, Zoltan (left) and Andras, demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Whilst some renditions they performed proved soul searching others turned people to dance.

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The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry, Zoltan (left) and Andras, demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Their traditional attire was worn with pride and set the scene for the musical renditions they performed so well. Some proved soul searching whilst others turned people to dance.

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The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Their traditional attire was worn with pride and set the scene for the musical renditions they performed so well. Some proved soul searching whilst others turned people to dance.

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The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry, , Zoltan (left) and Andras, demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Their traditional attire was worn with pride and set the scene for the musical renditions they performed so well. Some proved soul searching whilst others turned people to dance.

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Andras from Hungry. The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Their traditional attire was worn with pride and set the scene for the musical renditions they performed so well. Some proved soul searching whilst others turned people to dance.

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Zoltan from Hungry The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Their traditional attire was worn with pride and set the scene for the musical renditions they performed so well. Some proved soul searching whilst others turned people to dance.

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The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Their traditional attire was worn with pride and set the scene for the musical renditions they performed so well.

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The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Their traditional attire was worn with pride and set the scene for the musical renditions they performed so well.

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Andras from Hungry. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.. The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.. The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry, Zoltan (right) and Andras, demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Whilst some renditions they performed proved soul searching others turned people to dance.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world.. The performances by the two gentlemen from Hungry, in this instance Zoltan, demonstrated the value of tradition and cultural in terms of music. Whilst some renditions they performed proved soul searching others turned people to dance.

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations Such as the Peacock dance from Indonesia. Which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations Such as the Peacock dance from Indonesia. Which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations Such as the Peacock dance from Indonesia. Which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations Such as the Peacock dance from Indonesia. Which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations Such as the Peacock dance from Indonesia. Which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations Such as the Peacock dance from Indonesia. Which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations Such as the Peacock dance from Indonesia. Which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world..

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. The delegate from Kyrgyzstan was in demand. Nyrak Abdrakhmanov, talented in traditional music.

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The delegate from Kyrgyzstan Amanbubu Torogeldieva, a traditional heeler.

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. The delegate from Kyrgyzstan was in demand. Nyrak Abdrakhmanov, talented in traditional music.

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. The two delegates from Kyrgyzstan were in demand. They were a husband and wife team - the husband, Nyrak Abdrakhmanov, talented in traditional music and his wife, Amanbubu Torogeldieva, a traditional heeler.

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Each day of the conference there were presentations of traditional ceremonies, prayers and cultural programmes which enabled people to have an opportunity to learn from each other and contribute to the renaissance of the ancient traditions and cultures worldwide. The delegate from Kyrgyzstan was in demand. Nyrak Abdrakhmanov, talented in traditional music.

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The delegate from Kyrgyzstan Amanbubu Torogeldieva, a traditional heeler.

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The delegate from Kyrgyzstan, Nyrak Abdrakhmanov, talented in traditional music.

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Delegate from Kyrgyzstan, Nyrak Abdrakhmanov, talented in traditional music

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From Kyrgyzstan, Nyrak Abdrakhmanov, talented in traditional music.

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Knowledge of ancient traditions and cultures are pursued by a growing number of people from around the world young and old alike. Including a young talented musician from Lithuania, Ignas Satkaiskas, who performed on the ancient Lthuanian bagpipes.

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Young and talented musician from Lithuania, Ignas Satkaiskas, who performed on the ancient Lthuanian bagpipes.

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Knowledge of ancient traditions and cultures are pursued by a growing number of people from around the world young and old alike. Including a young and talented musician from Lithuania, Ignas Satkaiskas, who performed on the ancient Lthuanian Dudmaisis.

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Young and talented musician from Lithuania, Ignas Satkaiskas, who performed on the ancient Lthuanian Dudmaisis.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' It was attended by over 400 delegates from over 70 tribes from over 40 countries around the world. This conference was considered this biggest ever meeting in one location of traditional tribes from around the world. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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The 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders took place under the forum, 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' It was attended by over 400 delegates from over 70 tribes from over 40 countries around the world. This conference was considered this biggest ever meeting in one location of traditional tribes from around the world. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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In the evening time there was traditional cultural presentations, which enabled tribes to display their own traditional dances and music thus enabling people to experience the diversity of human cultures to found around the world. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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UK (left) and two Maori delegates attending the conference. The 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions & Cultures' is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit socio-cultural forum. The aims and the objectives of the 'World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions' include: To provide a platform for the Elders to come together and discuss respective traditions, exchange ideas and thoughts. * To explore the possible similarities between the traditions. * To encourage the possible transfer of the values of life and ways of life to the next generation of our respective traditions. * To organise conferences, seminars, symposium, lectures on ancient cultures and traditions, bring people of diverse backgrounds together to propagate positive values and ethos of life useful to understand the creation of the God (nature, environment, plant and animal kingdom) and the humanity at large. . * To revive the ancient eco- friendly traditions and rituals to pass on to the future generations. There are over 1000 members of the 'World Council' representing more than 75 different cultures of the world from over 40 different countries.

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Heading towards the rostrum - two Maori elders contributing at the 4th International conference and gathering of the elders.

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Two Maori elders at the rostrum contributing at the 4th International conference and gathering of the elders.

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Two Maori elders on stage at the rostrum contributing during the 4th International conference and gathering of the elders.

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In true Maori tradition - a spontaneous response.

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In true Maori tradition - a spontaneous response.

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One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. With cameraman to record all.

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One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. The cameraman was very much part of their team recording all the action.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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Elder on hand to explain all. During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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Academic seminars were held each day during the morning and afternoon enabling people to attend and listen to delegates from various tribes to present papers on their specified subject. Papers presented included: Finding Balance in a Chaotic World Human, Global Problems and its Effect on Environment. Sustaining Balance Between Science and Religious - Cultural Practices in The Universe. Nourishing the Universe. The Eco-Spiritual Urban Space. Non-attachment, Non-grasping and Non-possessiveness within Druidism.

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Academic seminars were held each day during the morning and afternoon enabling people to attend and listen to delegates from various tribes to present papers on their specified subject. Papers presented included: Finding Balance in a Chaotic World Human, Global Problems and its Effect on Environment. Sustaining Balance Between Science and Religious - Cultural Practices in The Universe. Nourishing the Universe. The Eco-Spiritual Urban Space. Non-attachment, Non-grasping and Non-possessiveness within Druidism.

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Academic seminars were held each day during the morning and afternoon enabling people to attend and listen to delegates from various tribes to present papers on their specified subject. Papers presented included: Finding Balance in a Chaotic World Human, Global Problems and its Effect on Environment. Sustaining Balance Between Science and Religious - Cultural Practices in The Universe. Nourishing the Universe. The Eco-Spiritual Urban Space. Non-attachment, Non-grasping and Non-possessiveness within Druidism.

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Academic seminars were held each day during the morning and afternoon enabling people to attend and listen to delegates from various tribes to present papers on their specified subject. Papers presented included: Finding Balance in a Chaotic World Human, Global Problems and its Effect on Environment. Sustaining Balance Between Science and Religious - Cultural Practices in The Universe. Nourishing the Universe. The Eco-Spiritual Urban Space. Non-attachment, Non-grasping and Non-possessiveness within Druidism.

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Academic seminars were held each day during the morning and afternoon enabling people to attend and listen to delegates from various tribes to present papers on their specified subject. Papers presented included: Finding Balance in a Chaotic World Human, Global Problems and its Effect on Environment. Sustaining Balance Between Science and Religious - Cultural Practices in The Universe. Nourishing the Universe. The Eco-Spiritual Urban Space. Non-attachment, Non-grasping and Non-possessiveness within Druidism.

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Academic seminars were held each day during the morning and afternoon enabling people to attend and listen to delegates from various tribes to present papers on their specified subject. Papers presented included: Finding Balance in a Chaotic World Human, Global Problems and its Effect on Environment. Sustaining Balance Between Science and Religious - Cultural Practices in The Universe. Nourishing the Universe. The Eco-Spiritual Urban Space. Non-attachment, Non-grasping and Non-possessiveness within Druidism.

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Maori delegates in conversation after the presentation. Academic seminars were held each day during the morning and afternoon enabling people to attend and listen to delegates from various tribes to present papers on their specified subject. Papers presented included: Finding Balance in a Chaotic World Human, Global Problems and its Effect on Environment. Sustaining Balance Between Science and Religious - Cultural Practices in The Universe. Nourishing the Universe. The Eco-Spiritual Urban Space. Non-attachment, Non-grasping and Non-possessiveness within Druidism.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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During the morning traditional ceremonies where performed by elders and researchers from various tribes. One of the largest and possibly best organised team of delegates to attend the conference, with about 24 in total, were the Maori's from New Zealand. They certainly won over their audience with their traditional and cultural displays - some being very spontainious.

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Kenneth Kennedy

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As with several other delegates attending the conference Kenneth Kennedy received an award - Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy

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As with several other delegates attending the conference Kenneth Kennedy received an award - Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy

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The response to Kenneth Kennedy's award - in true Maori tradition.

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Many lady delegates from around the world attended the conference contributing to the conference in strength.

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One if not the oldest delegates attending the conference was Nana Apeadu from Ghana. Her appetite for speaking and even more so dancing proved that age is no barrier.

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One if not the oldest delegate at the conference was Nana Apeadu from Ghana. The pride of Africa with an appetite for speaking and even more so dancing proved that age is no barrier.

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People were keen to learn from each other. 'Treat the earth well. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.' Words which origanate from Native Americans. A great guideline for the environmental crisis faced by the humanity. Similar wisdom is proclaimed by many of the elders worldwide who belong to different ancient traditions and cultures. The 4th Conference was an attempt to bring all this great wisdom from the traditions to the forefront of the knowledge.

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Delegates were given the oppertunity to visit local schools and interact with the students to teach them about the world’s cultural diversity. This enabled delegates to present their own cultures to the students. From the UK, Philip Carr-Gomm and Druidry go hand in glove. He was only too willing to engage on this and other subjects whenever the opportunity arose.

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Delegates were given the oppertunity to visit local schools and interact with the students to teach them about the world’s cultural diversity. This enabled delegates to present their own cultures to the students. From the UK, Philip Carr-Gomm and Druidry go hand in glove. This articulate gentleman was only too willing to engage on Druidry and other subjects whenever the opportunity arose.

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As the five day conference drew to a close there was great sense of camaraderie amongst the delegates at Dev Sanskriti University campus. It seemed evident that the conference had achieved success. As although coming from different parts of the world those attending had learnt a lot about each others traditions and cultures. Here they seemed to have found a common ground which gave them encouragement to move positively forward to maintain and strengthen their traditions and cukture.

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As the five day conference drew to a close there was great sense of camaraderie amongst the delegates at Dev Sanskriti University campus. It seemed evident that the conference had achieved success. As although coming from different parts of the world those attending had learnt a lot about each others traditions and cultures in which they found common ground.

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As the five day conference drew to a close there was great sense of camaraderie amongst the delegates at Dev Sanskriti University campus. It seemed evident that the conference had achieved success. As although coming from different parts of the world those attending had learnt a lot about each others traditions and cultures in which they found common ground.

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As the five day conference drew to a close there was great sense of camaraderie amongst the delegates at Dev Sanskriti University campus. It seemed evident that the conference had achieved success. As although coming from different parts of the world those attending had learnt a lot about each others traditions and cultures. Here they seemed to have found a common ground which gave them encouragement to move positively forward to maintain and strengthen their traditions and cukture.

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The closing address saw many delegates and others associated with the conference take to the rostrum to make a contribution to the conference's closing address including the eloquently spoken Inra Jaka from Vietnam.

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The closing address saw many people such as delegates and others associated with the conference take to the rostrum to make a contribution to the conferences closing address. Only time will tell as to how successful this conference has been. As so often occurs people have positive intentions, but quite often they wain with time. Hopefully the opening address at the next conference will prove otherwise.

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The closing address saw many delegates and others associated with the conference take to the rostrum to make a contribution to the conference's closing address including Dr. Pranav Pandya, MBBS, MD, Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwasvidyalaya (University). Only time will tell as to how successful this conference has been. As so often occurs people have positive intentions, but quite often they wain with time. Hopefully the opening address at the next conference will prove otherwise.

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Dr. Pranav Pandya, MBBS, MD, Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwasvidyalaya (University), Haridwar, India.

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Friends and acquaints made.

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Time to depart.

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Coinciding with the end of the conference was the Hindu festival of Holi. Many delegates remained and participated in this colourful Hindu festival.

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Coinciding with the end of the conference was the Hindu festival of Holi. Many delegates remained and participated in this colourful Hindu festival including Manas epic chanter, Zamir Bayaliev, from Kyrgyzstan.

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