Joanelle Romero was further acknowledged by Ellen Snortland, former
President of United Nations Association, Pasadena Chapter in the Pasadena
Weekly, 2006: “American Indians have every right to despise white folks
and curse us, rather than bless us. And yet, there are leaders like Romero
who boggle the typical pedestrian mind. Like Nelson Mandela, she is a
prime example of forgiveness in action. Mandela had every right to call
for a bloodbath when he was finally released from prison in South Africa.
Mandela-like, Romero stands on his mighty global shoulders and calls for
oneness, love and what she describes as female energy.” –partial quote.