As it is Seachtain na Gaeilge and folks are preparing to play Irish for a day, especially across the US and Canada, I’m going to highlight some interesting moments in history regarding the relationship between the colonized Nations of Turtle Island and the colonized Island Nation. Following a recent post over at An Sionnach Fionn that reminded me of a few other buried histories, today I’m posting a video that never ceases to put a smile on my face every time I hear Red Crow say “Tiocfaidh ár lá.”
The Irish have been made a case study of assimilation and whiteness, but there have always been those of us who have resisted assimilation with a passion and recognized our stories of colonization being played out on the other continents that so may of us were dispossessed to. So never forget it!
Gabhaigí mo leithscéal chun é a scríobh i mBéarla! Is díchoilíniú réabhlóid mall!
Cad é atá an focal gaeilge ar WHITENESS?
Báine: a) whiteness…. c) pallor. d) waste, uncultivated, state.
An tír ag dul i mbáine, chun báine: the country becoming waste, depopulated.
Thug sé deirge ar bháine: he turned pale.
Ha! I hope this video puts the red back in you cheeks!!