Speaking Engagements

 


2016 Talk by Vijali Hamilton

Bringing into Action our Deepest Vision for World Peace

at the Women of Resilience Conference

Santa Fe, NM February 11-14, 2016.

The Drury Plaza Hotel

EMBRACE your Resilience
REALIZE your Courage
EXPERIENCE your Inner Power

An exciting new conference proudly presented by The American Institute of Medical Education & Creativity and Madness


 

2011 World Wheel Gathering and Open Studio
Vijali Hamilton
Sunday, May 15th, 2011, at 4 pm
428 Camino Alire, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Talk by Vickie Downey from Tesuque Pueblo:
Rekindling the Fires
Film by Vijali Hamilton: The World Wheel Journeys (27 min.)

Please join me to honor my father’s 100th birthday to support the late Mohawk elder, Tekaroniaken Jake Swamp’s vision of healing for indigenous peoples. I will have for sale my most recent sculptures and paintings, a group called Sacred Earth.

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Vijali and Vicki

Rekindling the Fire is a gathering of Indigenous Leaders in 2012 from the whole of the Americas. The gathering will take place on the banks of the Mississippi River in prayers of hope, love and healing so that we may return to our communities bringing a commitment to rekindle the path of our ancestors.” (Vickie Downey)

Vickie Downey is a member of the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders andYouth. The annual Council of the Traditional Circle constitutes the continuation of knowledge from traditional leaders to the younger generations.

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Stillness Within Chaos Photo: Peter Gold

Vijali Hamilton has dedicated her life as a peacemaker. She collaborates with diversified communities and utilizes her skills as a sculptor, filmmaker, poet, musician, and author to further this mission. Vijali started her World Wheel Project in 1986 circling the planet as she works with the arts in her quest for world peace.


Directions:
Second house from the corner of Agua Fria and Camino Alire
Cell: 202 492 4899
Skype: vijali


Past Speaking Engagements

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Viajli with Otavalenan by Achili Pachacamac in Andes

 


2010


From August 2009 til May 2010, Vijali studied at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Vijali went to Australia on 30 May – 16 July escorted by Indigie Femme. They are concentrated on going into remote and regional areas in Queensland and Northern Territory.

Vijali also conducted a Ocean Rainbow Spiral Prayer for the waters around Magnetic Island, worked in several remote Aboriginal communities, went into detention centers, as well as shared her short film, ‘One Woman’s Quest for World Peace.’

Below is their itinerary of where they went.

World Wheel Australian Tour
Queensland

June, Friday 4
Magnetic Island Primary School
1.30-3pm
Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island

June, Saturday 5
Picnic Bay Hotel
2-6pm
Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island
Performers include:
Malcolm Hamilton & Tailor Made
Opening with a Sandscript chant

June, Saturday 5
Magnetic Island Film Society
7-10pm
RSA Club
Arcadia Bay, Magnetic Island
Showing World Wheel short film.

June, Sunday 6
World Ocean Day
10am (all day)
Arcadia Bay
Vijali conducting an ocean rainbow spiral prayer with Magnetic Island residents.

June, Thursday 10
Cleveland Education & Training Centre – Youth Detention Center
9-noon
Old Common Road, Belgian Gardens, QLD 4810
07 47299043

June, Friday 11 (pending)
Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre – with Aunty Gracelyn Smallwood
Morning
Dwyer Street, Townsville QLD 4811
07 4799 8444

June 16 & 17
Yarrabah Aboriginal Community
Menmuny Museum, Womens Centre & Schools
PO Box Yarrabah Nth Qld Australia 4871
Telephone: + 61 7 40 569 154
www.indiginet.com.au/yarrabah

June, Friday 18
Green Ant Cantina
183 Bunda St
Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
07 4041 5961
www.greenantcantina.com

June, 19 & 20
Sightseeing Cape Tribulation and Cairns Area

Northern Territory
June, 21 & 22
Driving from Cairns to Alice Springs

June, Thursday 24
Matariki Event
Dawn ceremony 5:45am
Scout Hall, Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT
Ka puta Matariki Ka rere Whanui ko te tohu o te tauhou
The Pleiades reappear, Vega starts it flight, this being the sign of the New Year
Come and view the rising of Matariki ‘Pleiades Constellation’ and Celebrate the Maori New Year.

June, Friday 25
Matariki Event
Powhiri 1–2pm:
Scout Hall, Larapinta Drive
Tangatawhenua / Maori:welcome to visitors and guests to Alice Springs
Alice Springs, NT

June, Saturday 26
Matariki Celebrations:
Scout Hall – Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT
Celebrating the Maori ‘New Year’ in Alice Springs
Sports & Children’ Activity during the day.
Musical concert – main feature ‘Matariki Roopu O Mount Isa’ with guest artists Indigie Femme’

June, 27-29
The Heart of Australia
Uluru, NT

South Australia
July, Thursday 1
Bliss Organic Café
6.30pm
7 Compton St
Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Contact Kass 08 8231 0205
Dinner, World Wheel short film and concert
$10
www.blissorganiccafe.com.au

Victoria
July, Saturday 3
Daylesford Hotel
7pm
2 Burke Square
Daylesford, Melbourne Vic 3460
Film (World Wheel) and concert
http://www.daylesfordhotel.com.au



2009


 

December through January 2010: Art Exhibition of sculpture and mixed media by Vijali, The Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

December 2: Submitted art for Blue Corn Mother’s logo

 

November: Meeting of board members for Blue Corn Mothers, to support a native women’s shelter in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

November 8: Moab Folk Festival; Moab, Utah: The World Wheel Journeys (film), poetry reading, music with Indigie Femme

 

October 16: La Femme Beverly Hills Film Festival, Beverly Hills, California, The World Wheel Journeys (film showing)

 

October & September: Transcendental Design Gallery, art exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

September 25—27: MoonDance Film Festival, Bolder, Colorado: The World Wheel Journeys won “Documentary Award” and “Audience Choice for Short Documentary”

 

September 12: House Event: World Wheel Presentation: The World Wheel Journeys (film), Vijali’s poetry reading, and music with Indigie Femme, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

August – June: World Wheel LA For the Homeless Youth, teaching the arts, interviewing the homeless youth for film, Los Angles, California

 

August 16—17: Keynote Speaker for Symposium On Expressive Arts, Global Peace, and Ecological Consciousness, The World Wheel Journey’s (film), Vijali’s Poetry reading, Salve Regina University, New Port, Rhode Island

 

August 9: House Event—World Wheel Presentation: The World Wheel Journeys (film), Vijali’s poetry reading and music with Indigie Femme, Seattle, Washington

 

August 6: House Event: The World Wheel Journeys (film), Vijali’s poetry reading, singing with Indigie Femme, Lincoln City, Oregon

 

August 3: House Event—World Wheel Presentation: The World Wheel Journeys (film), Vijali’s Poetry reading, music with Indigie Femme, San Francisco, California

 

June 14: Transcendental Design Gallery, World Wheel Presentation, The World Wheel Journeys (film), Vijali’s poetry reading and music with Indigie Femme, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

June 12: Tewa Women United – World Wheel Presentation; The World Wheel Journeys (film), Vijali’s poetry reading and music with Indigie Femme, Espanola, New Mexico

 

June 7: House Event—World Wheel Presentation; The World Wheel Journeys (film), Santa Fe, New Mexico:, Poetry Reading, singing with Indigie Femme

 

May 12: Beginning work on Navajo Reservation, Arizona, for rebuilding home of Navajo deaf woman

 

May 9: World Wheel Retreat Center sponsored an Indigie Femme performance at World Wheel Retreat Center, Castle Valley, Utah

 

January 24: Santa Monica Public Library, Presentation of the World Wheel LA for Homeless Youth, The World Wheel Journeys (film); Vijali’s poetry reading, homeless youth speaks

 

January 4: LA Film Festival for Conscious Living, The World Wheel Journeys (film), Humanitarian Award, Los Angeles, California

 

January 1—April 15: World Wheel LA For Homeless Youth, teaching the arts, interviewing the homeless youth for a film, Los Angles, California

 

During the year Vijali held private retreats at the World Wheel Retreat Center, Castle Valley, Utah

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2008


 

December 28, 2007 — Feb. 14, 2008: World Wheel Project in Senegal, Africa; worked with women and water issues; funded wells

 

December 1: started World Wheel LA for Homeless Youth; teaching art, interviews for a film, Los Angeles, California

 

November: Bioneers Conference: World Wheel booth presentation with The World Wheel Journey (film)

 

July 15: Started supporting school for Otavalian children, Peguche, Ecuador

 

May 17—23: Women’s River Retreat, on the Colorado River, Moab, Utah

 

March 2 House Event–World Wheel Senegal, Africa presentation: The World Wheel Journeys (film), Vijali’s poetry reading, music by Vijali Hamilton and Edie Hartshorne, Berkeley, California

 

February 28: Presentation of World Wheel Senegal, Africa, The World Wheel Journey’s (film), Vijali’s poetry reading, music by Vijali Hamilton and Edie Hartshorne, Cultural Center of The French Connection, Bolinas, California

 

During the year Vijali held private retreats at the World Wheel Retreat Center, Castle Valley, Utah

 


2007


 

December 28: World Wheel Senegal, Africa, began work in Africa with women and water issues, Cosimonce, Senegal

 

October 20, 2007: Lecture and The World Wheel Journeys (film) at Bioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

During year private retreats given by Vijali, World Wheel Retreat Center,Castle Valley, Utah

 

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2006


 

March 1: Talk and World Wheel film; Spirit Rock, San Rafael, California

 

February 11-12: From the Dream Outward, Talk and World Wheel (film) Art From the Inside Out: Workshop, Dream Institute, Berkeley, California

 

During the year Vijali held private retreats at the World Wheel Retreat Center, Castle Valley, Utah

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Woman of the Cosmos — By Vijali

2005


 

June 16: World Wheel project in Amazon of Ecuador. Started Refuge School for Shuar Children

 

March 16:  etown E-Chievement Award, “Celebrating those who are making a positive difference in their communities and beyond.”

 

January 27–28: Slide talk, Women and Holiness, Approaching the Sacred Feminine in Visual Culture, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

 

January 9-14: Documentary Award for World Wheel, One Woman’s Pilgrimage for Global Peace, Teluride, Colorado

 

During the year Vijali held private retreats at the World Wheel Retreat Center, Castle Valley, Utah



2004


 

November 13—January 8 2005: Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo Community Arts Foundation,Vallejo, California, Exhibition: PEACE Artists exploring the experience, vision, possibility and notion of peace on earth.

 

November – January 2005: World Wheel project: Amazon Refuge Nature Reserve, community center and sacred sculpture.

 

September – June: World Wheel project: Amazon Refuge Nature Reserve, community center and sacred sculpture garden.

 

March 22: World Wheel film, Sky David Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

March 21: Building a Peace Mandala, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

March 20: World Wheel film shown in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

March 14: All day Women’s Workshop: Empowerment of the Feminine, Telefonov Center, Farmington, New Mexico

 

March 12: Farmington Secondary School. Created book for cultural exchange with the rain forest Shuar children, Farmington, New Mexico

 

March 10: World Wheel, one Woman’s Quest for Peace (film), shown with Maya Lin film at San Jose College, Farmington, New Mexico part of Women’s International Month

 

January 22: Ceremony Performance with Shairy Jose Quimbo at Wisdom Pond Retreat Center, Tampa, Florida

 

January 18-22:  Heart of Shamanism Retreat, McIntoch, Florida

 

January: 17: World Wheel, One Woman’s Quest for Peace (Film) shown at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

 

January: Carved Healing Couch at Florida Message School, Gainesville, Florida

 

During the year: Vijali held private retreats at the World Wheel Retreat Center, Castle Valley, Utah

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NOTES AND PHOTO CREDITS

Top Banner:
Photo by Eric Lawton — Vijali as Gaia in Malibu, California
Photo by Paul Hamilton —  The Seed Space in Santa Monica Mountains, California

Photo by Edie Hartshorne — Viajli with Otavalenan by Achili Pachacamac in Andes

Photos by Vijali Hamilton Fire and Earth & Woman of Cosmos

 

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