Visit / Cruinniú / Kiyokēwin: President Michael D. Higgins
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, welcomed Poet Laureate Louise Halfe and the Landspeak delegation in Áras an Uachtaráin (the president’s official residence). Louise Halfe read from her work, and presented President Higgins with a signed copy of a collection of her work. Joseph Naytowhow shared a Cree song.
After these formalities, the Landspeak delegation were grateful to have the opportunity to sit down with President Higgins for a discussion on a range of topics of shared interest, including stewardship of the environment and the unique importance of indigenous languages.