Katarzyna Postuszak will perform NOMADIC WOMAN with Amareya Theatre in Sapporo

Katarzyna Postuszak, who published her Ph.D dissertation entitled Hijikata Tatsumi’s Ankoku butō – the Theatre of the body-in-crisis in 2014, will perform NOMADIC WOMAN with Amareya Theatre at the Indigenous Art Workshop/Art Exhibition in Sapporo.  “NOMADIC WOMAN” is a cross-genre and cross-cultural performance about women and their inner and outer immigration, about the situation of indigenous …

A Japanese flyer has come out.

A Japanese flyer of the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples: Lessons to be learned and corresponding Indigenous Art Workshop/Art Exhibition has come out. It is originally designed by Masumi Tanaka in collaboration with Yoko Sasaki. The scheduled programme against the blue background includes the International Conference, the Indigenous Art Workshop/Art Exhibition by Sami, …

Ainu Women’s Association has started up for practicalities

On 20 June, Ryoko Tahara, representative of the Ainu Women's Association (AWA), had a meeting with two board members of the AWA in preparation for the Indigenous Art and Academic Event in Sapporo. The topic of the meeting focused on the establishment of a steering committee, which takes responsibility for practicalities, including fundraising, interpretation, publication …

We are making a draft programme

We, organising members are making a draft programme of the workshop/art exhibition and conference. Fortunately, renowned Indigenous artists and leading Ainu and Sami activists in addition to important Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers are likely to come to Sapporo. Our concern is not how to get many participants, but how to provide participants with a comfortable …

A new poster has come

A revision of the poster of our art and academic event has come. It looks more simple and beautiful than the former. Thank you, Tomas Colbengtson, for your immediate response to my request as usual.

Looking for subscriptions and interpreters

On 14 May, the Hokkaido Shimbun Press reported the following article: first, we, the organising committee of the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples, have received so far more abstracts than expected from 11 countries; second, the number of international participants in the two-day Indigenous workshop/art exhibition and the three-day academic conference is likely to …

A fifth key area added!

This conference aims to assess the existing policies towards Indigenous peoples at local, regional, and global levels based on scientific findings by focusing on the following key areas: 1. Redress for historical injustices imposed on Indigenous peoples and their struggle for Indigenous rights 2. Exploitation of natural resources by external powers in Indigenous communities and …

The deadline for abstracts extended

There are signs that a measurable number of researchers are still preparing their abstracts for our academic conference. In order to get those abstracts, we decided to extend the deadline for abstracts to 15 June. We are also pleased to encourage those who missed a chance to submit their abstracts to try again.