Schedule for 2020 Collaboration Between Amareya and Ainu Women’s Association

This year, CEMiPoS will collaborate with the Amareya Theatre, Ainu Women's Assocation, and the Sapporo Freedom School on performances and workshops in Hokkaido and Tokyo. PART I - Hokkaido Nov. 2nd – arrival to SapporoNov. 3 - 21st – rehearsals and presentations of PERFORMANCE 1 – Amareya + Ainu“Reverberations: Bridges Between Poland and Japan” – …

Joint Submission to the 13th session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

CEMiPoS and the Citizens’ Alliance for the Examination of Ainu Policy have submitted a report to the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples about the Ainu people's right to the repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains. From the OHCHR Website: "The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is preparing …

A Critique of the Draft of Guidelines for Ethical Research: Towards the Decolonization of Indigenous Studies

CEMiPoS director Hiroshi Maruyama critiques guidelines for the ethical research of indigenous peoples co-written by the Anthropological Society of Japan, the Japanese Archaeological Association, and the Japan Society of Cultural Anthropology. He explains that the new guidelines, written without the appropriate consultation of Ainu, do not sufficiently outline a process for repatriating Ainu ancestral remains, and therefore do not respect the rights guaranteed to indigenous peoples by UN Covenants.

Kasia Pastuszak Presents Collaboration Between Amareya Theatre and Ainu Women at Cracow Conference

Last month, CEMiPoS lifetime collaborator and Artistic Director of Amareya Theatre Kasia Pastuszak presented Amareya's artistic collaboration with Ainu women at Cracow, Poland, alongside Polish scholars of Japanese culture, language, and art. They were all funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture - Adam Mickiewicz Institute - to mark the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic …

Grant Approved for Amareya & Cemipos Collaboration in 2020

Lifetime Collaborator Kasia Pastuszak reports that the Adam Mickiewicz Institute has approved a grant allowing the Amareya Theatre in Poland to continue its collaboration with CEMiPoS and the Ainu Women's Association!We at CEMiPoS are looking forward to more exciting performances this year!