Kindred Spirits? Indigenous and Irish cultures


This short course will assess possible parallels between the historical and cultural experiences of native (particularly the Choctaw and Ojibwe) and Irish peoples. Both suffered across several centuries from genocidal colonization, population removals, and suppression of their languages. Both have struggled against stereotypical and distorted representations and social problems with alcoholism, drug use, poverty, and deprivation. Both have profound connections to their land and place. Students will engage in a conversation as to how these parallels may be relevant- or irrelevant- in the twenty-first century.

2 Sessions: Thursdays. 8:00-9:30 p.m. March 18 and 25.

Payment: $40

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor,  Patrick O’Donnell at and copy education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 
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If you are interested in this class, don’t miss Anamchairde / Kindred Spirits on March 12.