Romola is the volunteer coordinator of the Circle of All Nations. The Circle of All Nations is neither an organization nor a network, but rather a global eco-community linked by late Algonquin Elder William Commanda’s unshakeable conviction that in a very fundamental way, as children of Mother Earth, we all belong together, irrespective of colour, creed or culture, and that together, we must regain our respect for this penultimate mother.
Romola is of East Indian ancestry, was born in South Africa, and has resided in Canada since 1970, earning degrees in English Literature at McMaster University (BA Hons and MA.) She worked extensively for the federal government, chiefly within the criminal justice system (federal corrections, Aboriginal justice and restorative justice) for over twenty-five years.
Over the past decade, she has supported the efforts of Elder Commanda to advance Aboriginal awareness, racial harmony and peace building and environmental stewardship. She also serves as voluntary director of the Wolf Project, which is dedicated to honouring efforts to promote racial harmony.
Romola is the author of two books on the work of ninety six year old Algonquin Elder Dr. William Commanda, OC, (Learning from a Kindergarten Dropout Books 1 and 2) and has published a photo journal on her kayaking explorations of Bitobi Lake, Quebec, as viewed through the lens of indigenous wisdom.
She is presently engaged in doctoral studies in geography and cyber cartography at Carleton University.
Aboriginal Peoples and Multiculturalism, 2014 Our Canada Symposium session (audio)