Just Beginning

It took fifty thousand years for my Celtic ancestors to migrate from Caucasia across Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula and Iberia before landing on the island of Ireland five thousand years ago. My Irish lineage has only been in North America since 1768, and we’re clearly just beginning to understand what it’s like for the indigenous peoples here to be ignored in ways similar to the experience of our forebears and their relationship with Queen Elizabeth I of England and King James I of England and Ireland.

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~ by Jay Taber on November 9, 2016.

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