Unity Ride 1996, in the Beginning

In 1996 Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe called upon the “Unity Ride” – a 2 months’ ride on horseback from Sasketchewan (Canada) to Wyoming (USA) which was attended by people of many tribes and nations. On June 21, 1996 the first “World Peace and Prayer Day” was celebrated, connecting prayers globally. Since then it is held every year in various locations.

This short film was produced for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), aired a couple of times in European TV and is – as far as we know – the only existing document of this memorable historic event.

director & cinematographer: Michael Stoeger
music: “In Camps of Time Past“ / Robert Tree Cody
„Adiemus” / Karl Jenkins

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