The Long March to Rome
The Solemn Procession
The Vanguard of Indigenous Nations shall cross the Seine River via the Pont Neuf towards the Palais du Louvre where François 1er resided in 1535
Hommage to Donnacona
At the Palais du Louvre the Iroquois nation shall lead the commemoration of the abduction of Iroquois chief Donnacona by the explorer Jacques Cartier in 1535 and his parading before the Court of King François in the South wing of the Louvre
Long Marchers who have heard the Shout and arrived on the shores of Europe shall take their first steps along the ancient pilgrimage route leading to Rome.
A selection of indigenous runners will run a relay from Paris, following the Via Francigena through the Alps via the Grand Bernard pass, then southward towards Siena.
The Gathering of the Nations
At Lago di Bolsena, the indigenous nations of the world shall gather and hold a sacred ceremony, first remembering the tragedy that binds them, then celebrating their multi-faceted civilisations, and then preparing for the final march to Rome.
The Seven Hills of Rome
The Long March to Rome shall converge upon the Vatican from seven directions, corresponding to the seven hills of Rome and culminating in their arrival in St Peter’s Square.
The Final Procession
On behalf of the indigenous nations of the world, a delegation will seek a formal audience with Pope Francis I and request formally that the Pope revoke the Papal Bulls of Discovery
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