Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation Mission Statement
The mission of the Irish Cultural Center is to celebrate and promote Irish and Celtic Heritage and its influence on and partnership with other cultures. The goal of the McClelland Library is to make accessible a comprehensive collection of materials on Ireland and the Irish diaspora on the role of Irish-Americans in Arizona and the Western United States. The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library are divisions of the Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are owned and maintained by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.
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ICLF Land Statement
English: The Arizona Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation acknowledges that the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library are located on the ancestral lands of the Akimel O’odham and further acknowledges that Arizona is home to 22 Tribal Nations. Despite a shared history of survival, the Irish people and Native Americans have a special kinship based on common values of tradition, culture, language, spirituality, music, arts, and sports. The ICLF will continue to foster solidarity with our Native American relatives as our Irish and Indigenous ancestors have done for centuries.
Irish: Glacann agus creideann an ICLF Go bhfuil an ionad Cultúrtha agus an Leabharlann mcClelland suite ar ihir sinsire an Akimel O’odham agus chomh maith leis sin , gur as an dtalamh sin a thagann Dhá náisiún is fiche de dhaoine bundúchasacha saor aigeannta agus gaolta le nádúr na hÁite. Aithnítear go bhfuil gaol ar leith idir mhuintir Na héireann agus na Daoine atá lonaithe in Arizona ó thús ama. Leanfaidh an ICLF le aitheanntas agus fuinneamh a thabhairt den ngaol atá caomhnaithe idir Mhuintir na hÉireann agus muintear na tíre seo. Daoine agus Diné araon mar a dhein leis na ciannta.