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.
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 …
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!
On Friday, February 7th, CEMiPoS founder Hiroshi Maruyama and his colleagues at the Citizens' Alliance of the Examination of Ainu Policy hosted a press conference sharing their statement against the draft guideline of Ainu studies researchers. Take a look at the Mainichi Shimbun's coverage of the meeting.
On 18 October 2019, Cemipos founder Hiroshi Maruyama and lifetime collaborator Leena Huss made presentations at the conference on the strength from within. Leni Charbonneau chaired the conference. Take a look at the event program for more information about the speakers who attended.
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