A community of Indigenous and Irish voices

Landspeak is a community of engagement, connecting people living on the land now known as Canada with those on the island of Ireland, to foster cultures of learning and knowledge, respect and healing, and commemoration and celebration. | Learn more »

Upcoming events:

Landspeak Visit/Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin · In collaboration with our partners, Landspeak is convening a visit/cruinniú/kiyokēwin in November 2022, welcoming to Ireland a delegation of Indigenous artists from Turtle Island/Canada. The centerpiece event will be held on Tuesday, 22. November, at University College Dublin.

Landspeak: Poetry and Music from Ireland and Turtle Island/Canada

6–8pm, Tuesday, 22, November 2022 · Village Auditorium, Student Village, University College Dublin

With Joseph Naytowhow, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Louise Halfe — Skydancer, and Dr. Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh.

Details of all events that are a part of the visit/cruinniú/kiyokēwin are below.

Visitors to Ireland for the visit/cruinniú/kiyokēwin include Louise B. Halfe (Cree Poet Laureate of Canadian Parliament, originally from Saddle Lake First Nation), Joseph Naytowhow (Cree knowledge-keeper, singer and storyteller from Sturgeon Lake First Nation), and Brian Solomon (tbc) (choreographer and dancer, of Anishinaabe and Irish heritage, born in Shebahonaning / Killarney, Ontario).

The aim of this visit/cruinniú/kiyokēwin will be to build upon connections forged online during Landspeak: A Gathering of Indigenous and Irish Voices, a virtual conference that took place online in March 2021, and Reading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report (TRC), a weekly reading organised by Landspeak, reading of the TRC aloud among people from Turtle Island and Ireland, gathered online over the Autumn of 2021. | Learn more »

The events presented by Landspeak are organised in partnership with the Ireland Canada University Foundation, University College Dublin, and the ᑭᕀ Kiy Collective.