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Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2020 – The Famine Irish and Indigenous Peoples: The Story of the Choctaw Gift
May 31, 2020
The National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park and the Irish Heritage Trust are launching the Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2020 “Famine Heroes” virtual events season of documentaries and online lectures on April 19th. These “Famine Heroes” virtual events provide uplifting stories about coping with epidemic and pay tribute to caregivers, both in the mid-nineteenth century and today. They are funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Program. Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2020 “Famine Heroes” will release on the following dates on the great Famine Voices website: www.greatfaminevoices.ie/famine-heroes/
The Famine Irish and Indigenous Peoples: The Story of the Choctaw Gift (Christine Kinealy, Rebecca Abbott, LeAnne Howe, Padraig Kirwan)
A short documentary about the Choctaw donation for Irish Famine relief in 1847 shortly after the Choctaw people themselves were expelled from their traditional homelands and forced to embark on the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. Professor Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University), Professor LeAnne Howe (University of Georgia and member of the Choctaw Nation), and Dr Padraig Kirwan (Goldsmiths, University of London) tell this riveting story of compassion, indigenous cultural values of giving, reciprocity, and expressions of native sovereignty.
For queries, or if you would like to contribute a family memory or story online, contact Dr Jason King at the Irish Heritage Trust: email@example.com