Landspeak Visit/ Cruinniú/Kiyokēwin 2022
With: Joseph Naytowhow, Louise Halfe and Paul Halferty
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 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.
Visitors to Ireland for the visit/cruinniú/kiyokēwin include the following:
- 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
- Brian Solomon (tbc)– Choreographer/ Dancer of Anishinaabe and Irish heritage, born in Shebahonaning / Killarney, Ontario
Meeting in person, and undertaking a variety of activities, the visit/cruinniú/kiyokēwin will solidify connections among the Landspeak conference organisers and, at the same time, introduce these Indigenous artists, elders, and knowledge keepers to artists, academics, and community workers in Ireland, in an effort to create networks of collaboration and sharing that will foster cultural and knowledge exchange into the future.
Lucht fáiltithe · Welcoming group
The visit to Ireland will be faciliated by a number of people, organisers and collaborators, who will welcome the visitors, and open pathways to collaboration and connection. Members of the lucht fáiltithe (welcoming group) include:
- Amanda Hopkins – Programme Manager, ICUF
- David Stanton TD – Convenor, Ireland-Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group
- James Kelly – CEO, ICUF
- Liam Ó Maonlaí – Musician
- Louise Allen – Director, Creative Futures Academy
- Manchán Magan – Writer & documentary maker
- Dr. Paul Halferty – Director Centre for Canadian Studies, UCD
- Prof. Regina Uí Chollatáin – Principal, College of Arts and Humanities, UCD