Harvard Alumni Allyship Series:

Indigenous Peoples Case Study

Allyship Across Cultures, Countries, and Continents



Chief Gary Batton
Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Turtle Bunbury
Irish historian and author of 1847:
A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity and Savagery

Alex Pentek

Irish artist and sculptor of Kindred Spirits Monument in Cork, Ireland

Ethel Billie Branch, AB '01, JD '08, MPP '08
Former Navajo Nation Attorney General and founder
of the Navajo and Hopi families Covid 19 relief fund

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Wednesday 24 February 2021

1:00PM Navajo Time (MST)

2:00PM Choctaw Time (CST)

3:00PM Massachusett Time (EST)

8:00PM Dublin Time 

The Harvard Clubs of Boston and Ireland in partnership with Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) from around the globe are honored and delighted to bring the next installment of our Harvard Alumni Allyship Series.

Following our successful events focusing on Anti-Racism Allyship (October) and Allyship with the LGBTQ+ community (November), this month will be a case study in Allyship focusing on Indigenous Peoples.

This event will tell the incredible story of the relationship between the people of Ireland and the Indigenous Peoples of North America—especially the Choctaw, Navajo, and Hopi people. An amazing giving circle was started by a gift of $170 from the Choctaw people to the Irish during the Potato Famine in the mid-1800s. That life-sustaining gift is now being paid forward by the Irish people to the Navajo and Hopi people during their special challenges in the face of COVID-19.

Please read this article or watch this video to learn more about Ireland and the Indigenous Peoples’ relationship, and visit this site to learn more about the Allyship Series and this specific initiative as it develops.

Learn more about our speakers here