the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs
the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee
the Native American Gatherer's Fellowship
HONORING LORD ALDERDICE OF IRELAND
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2005
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
OLD SUPREME COURT ROOM
STATE CAPITOL, NASHVILLE, TN
LORD ALDERDICE is recognized internationally as a "bridge builder" for peace and reconciliation. He will give an address of encouragement, understanding and reconciliation from the Irish to the American Indian peoples of Tennessee.
SHARING OF CULTURES
Flag ceremony, Protocol of Welcome and Gifting
American Indian drumming, dancing, tribal singing and sharing of stories
Irish drumming, music and dancing
TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sharing the Progress of the state of Indian Affairs in Tennessee
with LORD ALDERDICE
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Drumming, dancing, music, sharing of stories
Blakemore United Methodist Church
3601 West End Ave., Nashville TN
(Directions: Going west on West End Ave., cross over I-440 and turn left at the next traffic light.)
Suggested motels in downtown area: Best Western Downtown Convention Center, 7th Ave. and Union; Sheraton, 7th and Union (both are a block from the State Capitol
Doubletree, 4th Ave, between Deadrick and Union; Marriott Courtyard, 4th and Church St.
Closest parking lots and garages to the Capitol are in the area of Charlotte Ave. to Broadway between 1st and 5th streets.
Planning committee members:
Melba Checote Eads 615/ 754-5303
Commissioner Van Lynch 731/ 673-4360
Lord Alderdice, House of Lords at Westminster, London, England, to Address Native American Citizens in Nashville, TN on January 25, 2005 as Part of Goodwill Tour to America
Lord Alderdice, former Speaker of the Irish Assembly, the parliamentary assembly of the government of Northern Ireland, and current member of the House of Lords at Westminster in London, England, will address Native American citizens and their representatives as part of a goodwill tour to America seeking to build bridges of friendship, understanding and reconciliation between the Irish people and American Indian peoples of the southeastern United States.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 6, 2005 -- Lord Alderdice, former Speaker of the Irish Assembly, the parliamentary assembly of the government of Northern Ireland, and current member of the House of Lords at Westminster in London, England, will address American Indian citizens and their representatives as part of a goodwill tour to America seeking to build bridges of friendship, understanding and reconciliation between the Irish people and American Indian peoples of the southeastern United States. Lord Alderdice will be accompanied by a 14 member delegation from Ireland and will meet with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of Cherokee, North Carolina on Monday, January 24th at their invitation, flying to Nashville early Tuesday, January 25th. The address and exchange of cultural expressions of dance and song between the Irish delegation and Indian dancers and drum singers from various parts of Tennessee will take place at the historic Old Supreme Court room in the Tennessee State Capitol Building in downtown Nashville from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Lord Alderdice is being hosted for this special event by the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen, the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, the Native American Gatherer's Fellowship, and Peregrini International.
A special welcoming and honoring protocol will open the event, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
RSVP is requested. Reply to Melba Eads at e-mail protected from spam bots or 615-754-5305, or Van Lynch at e-mail protected from spam bots or 731-673-4360.