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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 »