It was our great honour last week to welcome Grand Chief Joseph Norton of the Mohawk territory Kahnawake to Dublin. ICUF is exploring ways in which we can build partnership with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, and in this context, it was our great pleasure to bring together people from academia, the arts and the social sector to welcome the Grand Chief to Dublin, and to discuss potential future collaborations.
Ambassador Kevin Vickers warmly welcomed Grand Chief Norton
Jane Urquhart OC, Ambassador Kevin Vickers, Senator Alice-Mary Higgins
James Kelly, Grand Chief Joseph Norton, Seán Ó Coisdealbha (Muintearas)
Liam Ó Maonlaí and Prof. John Kelly (UCD, ICUF)
Deirdre Mulrooney and Dr. Paul Halferty (UCD Centre for Canadian Studies)
Mary Coughlan and Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh
Dr. Iain Atack (TCD), Oisin Coughlan (Friends of the Earth)
Brenda Rawn-Jordan (ICUF Trustee), Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh (broadcaster)
Prof. Jane Koustas and Dr. Paul Halferty
Liam Ó Maonlaí singing a Sean Nós song, with Grand Chief Joe Norton (left), and James Kelly (right), in O’Donoghues pub, Merrion Row.