The Story of the Choctaw Gift - Shared screen with speaker view
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How many First Nation tribes are there.
Are the Choctaws in reservations in Oklahoma now?
General question: In Montreal, the Mohawk and other First Nations delivered at least 170 pounds in Hunger Relief to the Famine Irish in 1847, who has just crossed the Atlantic on coffin ships and were in great need. This story is almost unknown in Montreal, unfortunately. Are there plans to do more research so our city can celebrate this amazing act of solidarity in the same way as has been done in Ireland and Ohoctaw Territory. Would love to see a book written on the topic and a memorial to highlight this incredible history.
Fascinating. Surely someone at Concordia might be interested? The Irish papers of the time may have noted it.
Another question for LeAnne. Was there an Irish influence among the Choctaws pre 1847 such as Irish heritage anong members ?
Thanks so much for a wonderful discussion. Could you speak a little bit about the monument in Midleton? What was the background to placing the monument? I believe members of the Choctaw tribe travelled to Ireland for the unveiling of the monument. I’ve often passed it travelling between Cork and my hometown of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Eilís, Vice Consul at Atlanta Consulate
The question to which she’s responding was mean-spirited.
I live 10 minutes from the Kindred Spirits monument. I'm really struck by the symbolism which Pádraig has now fully outlined. Thank you, this is so meaningful & heartwarming.
Jason King also refers to the Choctaw gift in a CAIS special issue about Irish and Indigenous relations in Quebec, which was very interesting.
Unfortunately, I have to drop off the call for a long standing family celebration online. Thanks so much for this. It's been really fabulous to see everyone! Slan for now, Padraig
LeAnne, do you recommend any non-fiction books about the Trail of Tears?
In addition to a book Tim suggests, I’d like to see a Zoom about that topic and related atrocities.
Great hour - thank you so much!
Thanks so much!
Thanks you. Great series.
Thank you! Great series!
Thank you all for your continued work and reinforcement of the importance of indigenous people. Cheers!
Thank you all.
Thank you all so much for this- it was great. Heavy hearts today after a night of violence.
Can we see previous sessions recorded?
Thanks to LeAnne and parters for today’s event and the wonderful documentary. The nuance and complexity of your telling of the story of the gift is wonderful. Shane Stephens
Thank you! Lovely to participate.