Pelletier expressed the unity of all terrestrial life with the Earth, and with his quiet eloquence inspired listeners of different ages and backgrounds. Especially interested in education, he believed that there are better ways of learning than traditional Western methods, and he was active in the Rochdale College experiment in alternative learning in Toronto in the late 1960s. He served as co-director of the Nishnawbe Institute, a First Nations cultural and educational project, and was involved with a network of Indigenous elders concerned with the application of traditional wisdom to 20th-century problems. Pelletier was associated with Carleton University for 20 years, serving as Elder-in-Residence in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and as adviser to the Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture. The university honoured his memory by establishing the Wilfred Peltier Memorial Scholarship in English, to be awarded annually to a student whose area of interest is Aboriginal literature.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Bennett, John. "Wilfred Pelletier". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 July 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wilfred-pelletier. Accessed 03 December 2022.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Bennett, J. (2015). Wilfred Pelletier. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wilfred-pelletier
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Bennett, John. "Wilfred Pelletier." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 04, 2008; Last Edited July 23, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Wilfred Pelletier," by John Bennett, Accessed December 03, 2022, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wilfred-pelletier
|Article by||John Bennett|
|Published Online||February 4, 2008|
|Last Edited||July 23, 2015|