This Irish AmericaJune 20, 2018by Irish Echo Staff
The Irish Consulate in Manhattan hosted a discussion on “Native Americans and the Irish: Historic and Continuing Connections” with Steven Paul McSloy, a professor of American Indian Law and a partner at Carter Ledyard & Millburn, LLP, Carol Lone Eagle Fowlkes, Principal Chief of the Sand Hill Band of Lenape and Cherokee Indians, Deputy Principal Chief Darius Two Bears Ross, both who whom have Irish American heritage, and Isidoro Hazbun, from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The aim of the event was to promote understanding and discussion of a diaspora group with whom there had been traditionally limited engagement on the part of Irish diplomacy. Consul General Ciarán Madden said the gathering was a starting point which would lead to further exploration of the complexity, diversity, and richness, of Irish America. Pictured are Carol Lone Eagle Fowlkes and Isidoro Hazbun.