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Hokkaidō 150 Podcast Episode 7 - Dr. Scott Harrison (APF)

In this episode, Dr. Scott Harrison (APF) reviews international relations between Canada, Japan, and Northeast Asia from the perspective of Indigenous issues. We discuss Ainu-related ties between Canada and Japan, the Ainu perspective of diplomatic disputes between Japan and Russia, Ainu relations with minority groups in China, and issues arising from the recent bill recognizing Ainu as Indigenous.

Hokkaidō 150 Episode 6 - Dr. Noemi Godefroy (INALCO Paris)

In this episode, Dr. Godefroy (INALCO Paris) retraces early ties and interactions between Ainu and mainland Japanese dating to prehistorical times. We discuss protohistorical linguistic ties, trade relations in the early modern period, and Ainu relations with other Indigenous populations in northeast Asia.

Hokkaidō 150 Episode 5 - Dr. Mark Watson (Concordia)

In this episode, Dr. Mark Watson profiles the Ainu minority living in Tokyo, noting the discrimination and ostracism they face. We discuss the history of Ainu migration out of Hokkaidō along with social issues confronting the Ainu in Tokyo, before talking about Dr. Watson's recent work with Inuit living in Montreal.

Hokkaidō 150 Podcast Episode 4 - Michael Roellinghoff (Toronto)

In this episode, Micahel Roellinghoff (Toronto) highlights the American influences in the Japanese settler colonization of Hokkaidō. We discuss the roles of American advisors, such as Horace Capron and William Smith Clark, along with similarities between the colonization of the US West and Hokkaidō, before putting Japanese settler colonialism into a more global context.

Hokkaidō 150 Podcast Episode 3 - Dr. Katsuya Hirano (UCLA)

In this episode, republished from the Meiji at 150 Podcast, Dr. Katsuya Hirano (UCLA) underlines the racialization and dispossession of the Indigenous Ainu inhabitants of Hokkaidō during Japanese settler colonization of the island during the Meiji Period. We discuss the role of capitalism and infrastructural development in Japanese imperial expansion, the impacts of the Meiji Restoration on the Ainu population, conditions for Ainu today, and the ongoing challenges of cultural commodification.

Hokkaidō 150 Podcast Episode 2 - Dr. Sarah Strong (Bates)

In this episode, Dr. Strong recounts the cultural significance of Kamuy Yukar, Ainu epic tales of spiritual beings. We discuss Ainu oral history traditions, the cultural role of Kamuy Yukar, and the life of Chiri Yukie, a young Ainu woman who transcribed and preserved many Kamuy Yukar before her untimely death in 1922.

Hokkaidō 150 Podcast Episode 1 - Dr. ann-elise lewallen (UCSB)

In this episode, Dr. ann-elise lewallen (UCSB) reviews gendered aspects of the colonization of Hokkaidō and recounts Ainu women's reaction and resistance to settler colonialism. We discuss Dr. lewallen's book The Fabric of Indigeneity, the roles of women in Ainu society dating back to the 18th century, and Ainu women's resistance to Japanese settler colonialism in the 19th century.

Hokkaidō 150 Workshop Audio - Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot (UBC)

In this episode, panel discussant Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot reacts to themes raised in the "Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond" workshop, noting how the case of the Ainu complicates prevailing settler colonial paradigms. This event took place on March 15, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, located on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded land of the Musqueam First Nation.

Hokkaidō 150 Workshop Audio - Dr. Mai Ishihara (Hokkaidō University)

In this episode, Dr. Mai Ishihara delivers a lecture entitled "The Stolen History of Ainu 'Liminars'." This lecture was held as part of the "Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond" workshop on March 15, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Musqueam First Nation.

Hokkaidō 150 Workshop Audio - Dr. Katsuya Hirano (UCLA)

In this episode, Dr. Katsuya Hirano delivers a lecture entitled "Terra Nullius and Settler Colonization of Ainu Moshir (Hokkaidō)." This lecture was held as part of the "Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond" workshop on March 15, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Musqueam First Nation.

Hokkaidō 150 Workshop Audio - Dr. ann-elise lewallen (UCSB)

In this episode, Dr. ann-elise lewallen delivers a lecture entitled "Ainu Women's Technologies of Resistance and the Gendering of Settler Colonialism in Hokkaidō." This lecture was held as part of the "Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond" workshop on March 15, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Musqueam First Nation.