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 »

Landspeak Visit/Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin 2022 · Traditional Music Session

Date: Sun, 20. Nov, 2022 · 6:00pm

The visiting delegation will be welcomed to Ireland, at a traditional music session, to be held in a local pub in Midleton, Co. Cork.

Landspeak Visit/Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin 2022 · Visit to Kindred Spirits Monument

Date: Mon, 21. Nov, 2022 · 1:00pm

The Kindred Spirits Monument celebrates the connection between Ireland and the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island/North America, in particular the Choctaw Nation. The visiting delegation will be hosted by local community, in an event to share and celebrate friendship.

Landspeak Visit/Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin 2022 · UCD event: Poetry and Music from Ireland and Turtle Island/Canada

Date: Tue, 22. Nov, 2022 · 5:00pm

It is our pleasure to invite you to Landspeak: Poetry and Music from Ireland and Turtle Island/Canada. This is an evening of poetry and song to welcome Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise Halfe — Skydancer and Cree knowledge-keeper Joseph Naytowhow to Ireland, and at this event they will appear alongside Irish-language poet Dr. Ailbhe Níhearbhuigh and musician Liam Ó Maonlaí. The event is part of the Landspeak 2022 Visit/Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin.

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

  • When: 6–8pm, Tuesday, 22, November 2022
  • Where: Village Auditorium, Student Village, University College Dublin (see map)

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


The event will be offered both in-person and online.

Landspeak Visit/Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin 2022 · Oireachtas Visit

Date: Wed, 23. Nov, 2022 · 2:00pm

In a visit hosted by David Stanton TD, Poet Laureate Louise Halfe and the Landspeak delegation will be welcomed to the Houses of the Oireachtas for a reception with representatives from the Dáil and the Seanad.

After the reception, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, the Ceann Comhairle (chairperson) will offer an official welcome to Louise Halfe and the Landspeak delegation while the Dáil is sitting.

Landspeak Visit/Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin 2022 · Áras an Uachtaráin Visit

Date: Wed, 23. Nov, 2022 · 4:00pm

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will welcome and meet with Poet Laureate Louise Halfe and Landspeak delegation in Áras an Uachtaráin, the president’s official residence.

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