International Conference 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Welcome to Ainumosir (Ainu land)

The International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples: Lessons to be learned and corresponding Workshop/Art Exhibition November 30th – December 4th will be held in Sapporo, Ainumosir. We have been preparing for the international conference and corresponding art event for a couple of years with a view to stimulating a debate on the future Ainu policy by assessing Indigenous policies of States in light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Hopefully, our academic and art event will make a difference to the Ainu as well as other Indigenous peoples. I am pleased to have an opportunity to participate in the preparation for this event from the beginning. I will do my best for the success of this event with my colleagues of the Ainu Women’s Association, a host organization, in collaboration with other members of the organizing committee. Lastly, all of the participants from North America, Fennoscandia, Greenland, Hawai‘i and other countries/regions are warmly welcomed to Ainumosir.

Ryoko Tahara, Representative of the Ainu Women’s Association
translated by Hiroshi Maruyama  

A draft list of Indigenous artists

FAAMOE, MOSMOS
 Decolonization

Indigenous art workshop and exhibition 30 November - 4 December 2017 in Sapporo, Japan

Indigenous Workshop/Art Exhibition 
30 Nov. - 1 Dec. Sapporo Pirka Kotan in Jōzankei, Sapporo 

Academic Conference on Indigenous Policy
2 - 4 Dec. Hokkaido University in the centre of Sapporo



Amanda Kernell, Sweden
Filmdirector
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Kernell

Anni Linn Fjellström Israelsson, Sweden
Artisan

Antonie Grahamsdaughter Frank, Canada/Sweden
Video Installation
www.antoniefrank.se

Britta Marakatt Labba, Sweden
Embroidery
http://brittaml.se

Gunvor Guttorm, Kautokeino,  Norway
E-mail: Gunvor.Guttorm@samiskhs.no Professor in Art, craft and design at the Sámi University College Kautokeino

Katarzyna Pastuszak, Poland
Dancer
http://www.outipieski.com

Koji Yuki, Japan
Fine print, music, animation

Julie Edel Hardenberg, Greenland
Photography and text, Artistic Director of Amareya Theatre (Gdansk, Poland)
Curator of the Gdansk Dance Festival
http://www.teatramareya.pl/index.php/pl/spektakle/23-2012/72-nomadka

Lena Stenberg, Sweden
Images and objects
https://lenastenberg.se.sitebuilder.loopia.com

Louise Fontain Navarajaq, Greenland
Performance, photo
https://www.louisefontain.com

Marie Persson Njajta, Sweden
Design
http://kvanne.nu

Shizue Ukaji, Japan
Embroidery 

Tomas Colbengtson, Sweden
Glass sculpture
www.colbengtson.com




Monday, 14 August 2017

A draft programme of the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples: Lessons to be learned




2-4 December 2017, Sapporo, Japan


Organized by 

the Organizing Committee:
- Hiroshi Maruyama, Director, Centre for Environmental and Minority Policy Studies, Sapporo, Honorary Doctor and Guest Professor, The Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden, Professor Emeritus, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

- Ryoko Tahara, Representative, Ainu Women’s Association, Sapporo, Japan 

- Tomas Colbengtson, Artist, Lecturer, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) , Stockholm, Sweden, Art Director of the Corresponding Workshop/Art Exhibition 


- Leena Huss, Professor Emerita, Uppsala University, Sweden

Satu Gröndahl, Associate Professor, The Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

- Kamrul Hossain, Director, The Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

- Maile Taualii, PhD, MPH
  Assistant Professor, Native Hawaiian & Indigenous Health
  Office of Public Health Studies, Myron P Thompson School of Social Work
  Hawaiinuiakea, School of Hawaiian Knowledge, 
  University of Hawai'i, Manoa, USA

Kunihiko Yoshida, Professor, Faculty of Law, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

- Anna Petrétei, Ph. D candidate, The Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland


- Andrew Schirmer, Researcher, Centre for Environmental and Minority Policy Studies

- Masumi Tanaka, Researcher, Centre for Environmental and Minority Policy Studies


Supported by

  Ainu Women's Association, Sapporo, Japan


  The Hugo Valenttin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

  The Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre,         University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

  Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo


  Embassy of Norway in Tokyo




2 December, Saturday

8:30-9:30 Registration, Coffee
Location: [Lecture Room No.8, Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building, Hokkaido University(https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/about/visitors-access-maps/sapporo-campus-map/), Address: N9 W7, Sapporo]

9:30-10:30 Welcoming Words
Chair: [to be added]

  Ryoko Tahara, Ainu Women’s Association, Sapporo, Japan

  Tomas Colbengtson, University College of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden

  Hiroshi Maruyama, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

10:30-11:30 Opening Lecture

·       Mark Winchester, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan           Backlash: Hate Speech, Indigenous Denial and Historical Revisionism in Post-DRIP'S Japan

  Marie Persson Njajta, Human Rights Defender, Sami Parliament in Sweden           The Damming of A People: Indigenous Struggle against Past and Present Colonial Behavior, Mining and Exploitation; Striving for a Healthy Future


Parallel sessions

13:00-17:30 Session 1: Redress for historical injustices 1
Location: [Lecture Room No.8, Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building, Hokkaido University]
Chair: Anna Petrétei, NIEM, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

·       Yuji Shimizu, Ebetsu Ainu Association, Ebetsu, Japan
A struggle for the return of our ancestral remains from Hokkaido University
(Working title) Interpreted by Jeff Gayman

·       Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Reclaiming Indigenous Lands: UNDRIP Article 32 and Aboriginal Title Claims to Previously Occupied Lands

·       Dorothée Cambou, NIEM, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Nordic Sámi Convention: A New Milestone for the Process of Sámi Self-Determination


14:20-14.35 Break


·       Nathalie Kermoal, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Canadian Confederation Revised, 1967 and 2017

·       Kunihiko Yoshida, School of Law, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Property Law Policy for the Indigenous Ainu People in Japan and the Unresolved Issue of Reparations: Focusing on Current Issues

·       Aisa Kiyosue, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Undecided

·       Kamrul Hossain, NIEM, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Negotiating Indigenous Rights: From Transnational Network to Making Room in International Law

·       Discussion


13:00-17:30 Session 2: Indigenous health issues
Location: [Lecture Room No.5, Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building, Hokkaido University]
Chair: Maile Taualii, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA

·       Dele Raheem, NIEM, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Biocultural Heritage and the Utilisation of Indigenous Foods amongst the Saami People

·       Yuito Okada, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA
Health Activism in Japan and Hawaii: Could UNDRIP promote Indigenous Health?

·       Corin Thornburg, Maile Taualii, Kirk Fernandes, Ben Tamura & Jeani Jow, Kaiser Permanente, Health Advancement Leadership Experience Program, Hawaii Performance Medical Group, USA
Indigenous Navigation and Malama Honua Improves Wellness in Managed Health Care

·       Kamuela Werner, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA
Requiring Native Hawaiian Cultural Safety Training for all University of Hawaiʻi Employees: A Systemic Step Towards Becoming an Indigenous Serving University


14:20-14:35 Break

·       Leinā’ala Voss, Maile Taualii, Vernon Hiroe & Jeani Jow, Kaiser Permanente, Health Advancement Leadership Experience Program, Hawaii Performance Medical Group, USA
Improving Prenatal and Postpartum Care at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

·       Malia Purdy & Kamuela Werner, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA
Evaluating and creating a Native Hawaiian sense of place for all at the University of Hawaiʻi’s John A. Burns School of Medicine

·       Sierra Kawenaokahokuwelowelo Hirayama, Maile Taualii, Kirk Fernandes, John Timtim & Jeani Jow, Kaiser Permanente, Health Advancement Leadership Experience Program, Hawaii Performance Medical Group, USA
ʻOhana (Family) Centered Care – An Indigenous Model for Managed Care

·       Malia Purdy, Maile Taualii, Treena Delormier, Kihei Nahale-a & Ilima Long, University of Hawaiʻi, Office of Public Health Studies, Mānoa, USA
Kīko'u Ko'olau & Indigenous Public Health: Cultivating Wellness for the Community

·       Tahnee Prior, University of Waterloo, Canada
Personal Security in the Barents region:
An intersectional focus on women & indigenous peoples

·       James Daschuk, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Colonialism and the Loss of Indigenous Health: A Canadian Example

·       Maria de Lourdes Beldi de AlcantaraMedical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Dialog among Indigenous Youth and Physicians in Dourado's Reservation, Matoa Gross do Sul, Brazil


  Discussion


3 December, Sunday

9:30-12:00 Session 3: Panel Discussion by Ainu women
Location: [Lecture Room No.8, Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building, Hokkaido University]
Chairs: Hiroshi Maruyama, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan & Satu Gröndahl, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

Panelists: Ryoko Tahara, Ainu Women’s Association, Sapporo, Japan
                 Shizue Ukaji, Tokyo Metropolitan Ainu Association, Japan
                 Someone to be added
Interpreters: Jeffry Gayman, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
                    Mark Winchester, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:30 Lunch


13:30-17:00 Session 4: Indigenous Women on the frontline
Location: [Lecture Room No.8, Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building, Hokkaido University]
Chairs: Satu Gröndahl, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden & Leena Huss, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

·       Grace I-An Gao, University of Helsinki, Finland & Yoko Tanabe, Institute of Education at the University College London, England
Realization of UNDRIP and the Resilience of Indigenous Women - A Comparative Study in Japan, Taiwan, Finland and Norway

·       Fern Eyles & Jade Kake, Massey University & Te Hononga Centre, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Te Matapihi (National Māori Housing Advocate), Palmerston North, New Zealand
White lies: Centring Māori Women in the Reform of Prostitution Legislation and Policy
·      ·       
14:50-15:05 Break

·       Lis-Mari Hjortfors, Sámi Dutkan/ Sami studies/ Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research, Umeå University, Sweden
Laestadianism’s Importance for Sami Identity in the Lule Sami Area

·       Janice Cindy Gaudet, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
An Indigenous Grandmother’s initiative in response to Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation of young Aboriginal women        
        
  Nina Sivertsen, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
A world apart with shared history –Norwegian Sápmi and Indigenous Australia:  Colonisation, consequences, and empowerment

·       Satu Gröndahl, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Creating Modern Sámi Identity

·       Discussion


4 December, Monday

Parallel sessions

9:00-12:45 Session 5: Exploitation of natural resources in Indigenous communities
Location: [Conference Hall, Hokkaido University]
Chairs: Hiroshi Maruyama, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan & Marie Persson Njajta, Human Rights Defender, Sami Parliament in Sweden

·       Toshi Hatakeyama, Monbetsu Ainu Association, Monbetsu, Japan
Towards restoring our indigenous right of whaling in Japan
Interpreted by someone to be added

·       Anna Petrétei, NIEM, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Resource Development in the Sápmi Region: Integration of Human Rights Impact Assessment in Licensing Processes

·       Catherine Moriarity, Centre for Sami Studies (SESAM) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
Securing Rights: the Duty to Consult and Indigenous Engagement in the Canadian Legal System

·       June L Lorenzo, Laguna Pueblo/ Navajo, Member of Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment and Indigenous World Association, USA
Contradictions Abound: Reflections on Impacts of Nuclear Policy on New Mexico Indigenous Peoples

10:40-11:00 Break

·       Assi Harkoma, NIEM, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
How traditional knowledge of indigenous people can contribute to the conservation and protection of biodiversity
·       
·       Giuseppe Amatulli, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Promoting Sustainable Development in Indigenous Communities through the Implementation of the Principle of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and the Use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)

·       Michelle Daigle, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Resurging through Kistachowan: Indigenous Water Governance at the Heart of Colonial Empire

·       Koichi Kaizawa, Biratori Ainu Culture Preservation Association, Biratori, Japan
After the 1997 court’s decision over the Nibutani Dam Case
Interpreted by someone to be added

·       Discussion


9:00-12:45 Session 6: Linguistic and Cultural Revitalisation
Location: [Centennial Hall, Hokkaido University]
Chairs: Leena Huss, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden & Satu Gröndahl, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

·       Shiro Kayano, Kayano Shigeru Ainu Culture Museum, Biratori, Japan
The right of the Ainu people to learn the Ainu language
Interpreted by Jeff Gayman, Hokkaido University

·       Sébastien Brodeur-Girard, Université de Montréal, Canada
Indigenous Languages in Legal Context: Examples from Canada and New Zealand

·       Tanja L. Joona, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
The Right to Education and Culture of Indigenous Sámi Children and Youth in Finland – Challenges of Urbanization

·       Kenichiro Hirose, Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University, Satsumasendai, Japan
Restoring Strategies of Ainu Rights to Education: Suggestions from First nations’ Experiences in Canada

10:40-11:00 Break

·       Peter J. Mataira, College of Health and Society, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Honolulu, USA
Tri-level Indigenous Entrepreneurship: An Eco-systemic Approach to Sovereignty Building and Community empowerment

·       Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University, USA
Reclaiming Learning Places: Indigenous Communities, Cultural Practices, and Small Indigenous Schools in the Americas

·       Hiroyuki Suzuki, IKOS, University of Oslo, Norway
Towards Language Revitalisation of Invisible Indigenous Languages in Eastern Tibet: Examining the Cases of ‘Chozu’ and ’Tshawa mBo‘

·       Jeffry Gayman, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Impasses, Possible Ways Forward in Ainu Educational Policy: Reflections from Fieldwork and Education-related Research in Hokkaido

  Arnaq GroveNutserinermut Oqaluttaanermullu / Department of Translation & Interpreting, llisimatusalfik/University of Greenland
·     The Support for Greenlandic in Higher Education

·       Leena Huss, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden & Sigrid Stångberg, Long-time South Sami language expert, Tarna Sami School, Sweden
This Is a Beginning, You Must Begin Somewhere – The Swedish National Minority Reform vs Sámi Language Revitalisation in Sweden

·       Discussion

12.45-14:00 Lunch


14:00-17:30 Session 7: Redress for historical injustices 2
Location: [Centennial Hall, Hokkaido University]
Chair: Kamrul Hossain, NIEM, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

·       Mamoru Tazawa, Karafuto (Sakhalin) Ainu Association, Sapporo, Japan
The Karafuto (Shkhalin) Ainu community is existing! (Working title)
Interpreted by someone to be added

·       Astri Dankertsen, Nord University, Bodø, Norway
Urban Sami Youth - Indigeneity and the problem of authenticity
·       
·       Anne Godlewska, Laura Schaefli, Johnathan Rose & Christopher Lamb, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Flavours of Indigenous Marginalisation in Provincial Education in Canada

·       Kaisa Huuva
The Nomadic Schools in Sweden: Assimilation Policy, Language Loss, Shame and Guilt in Sápmi and Sweden

15:40-16.00 Break

·       S. G. Sreerjith, Centre for International Legal Studies, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India
The Ontology of Indigeneity: A Case for Ontological Essentialism

·       Tatsiana Tsahelnik, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Assimilation Policies Consequences on Present Ainu Family Education and Identity Relations

·       Scott Manning Stevens, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Syracuse University, USA
Contemporary Haudenosaunee Resistance to Colonial Historical Narratives

·       Discussion


14:00-17:30 Session 8: Indigenous art for decolonisation (working title)
Location: [Conference Hall, Hokkaido University]
Chair: [to be added]

·       Ada Einmo Jürgensen, Freelance choreographer, stage director, lecturer
"Theatre/performance as expression of culture and identity" with perspective regaining lost or colonized identity.
With performance with Louise Fontain

·       Someone to be added

·       Someone to be added

·       Someone to be added

·       Discussion


17:30-17:45 Closing Comments
Location: [to be added]
Chair: [to be added]

Closing words by Leena Huss, Satu Gröndahl, Anna Petrétei, Kunihiko Yoshida, Maile Taualii, Kamrul Hossain

18:30- Banquet
Location: [Hokkaido Christian Center, Address: N7 W6 Sapporo]


Ainu food are served by the members of the Ainu Women’s Association. Ainu songs and dances are also performed by them. Every participant is charged 5,000 yen for food and drinks.