First Nations are defined as the original people to populate a territory or land mass. There is no Irish First Nation defined by ethnicity, race or DNA. The history of Ireland is a recurring succession of invasions and integrations of people from early times such that this definition is impossible. However, a legacy exists in terms of Mythology, History and Cultural Traditions which determined a set of values that are from the island of Ireland. These have a degree of equivalence with First Nations values systems from around the world.
In September 2016, a group of Irish citizens, educators, artists, academics, civil society groups and local communities are hosting the inaugural First Nations Gathering of Ireland.
The purpose of this event is to hold a space for discussion a on possible set of values that could define an Irish First Nation.
We will be hosting an informal evening of traditional music, song, and stories and we encourage people to contribute to the evening if they wish by playing music, singing a song, telling a story or just listening and enjoying the atmosphere.
Starts at 9pm in Lily's Bar, Malin Village.
for more information on the overall First nations event go to https://firstnationsireland.wordpress.com