Friday, January 15, 2010

Learn more about the indigenous Ainu of Japan (English online resources)


Farside Music Interview of Oki (August 3, 2005)

Oki Dub Band Official Website


"The Ainu Art Project Meets Kyoto"

"AINU REBELS-RERA CISE-Tokyo Ainu Restaurant-KILA OKI fusion- UMEKO ANDO",000things/117.html

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People [Online Exhibition]


"Ainu Okay An Wa (The Indigenous Ainu are Here)!: "Tokyo Ainu", a film",000things/231.html


"Ainu: Gengo/Bunka no Fukkō to Rekishi no Yokuatsu' (Ainu: Promotion of Language/Culture and Suppression of History)"
By Osamu Okuda
United Nations Global Seminar 2008

"Nao Somo Kuokere (The Work is Unfinshed): Considering the Ainu Language"

Project U-E Peker: Introducing the Ainu oral tradition to the English-speaking world, available:

"The Song the Owl God Himself Sang 'Silver Droplets Fall Fall All Around' An Ainu Tale."
By Chiri Yukie and Seldon Kyoko (2009)
The Asia-Pacific Journal, 4-5-09

Unofficial Summary of the Ainu Expert Meeting on the Status of Ainu Language

Organizations and DocumentsThe Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture

Indigenous Peoples' Summit in Ainu Mosir 2008 Declaration

Shiraoi: Living the Ainu Tradition

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) (A/RES/61/295)

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Japan (2008) (A/HRC/8/44), conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council

Japanese Policy, Grassroots Activism, and Indigenous Rights

"Divided Lives: The story of Indigenous People and the Pacific War"
By Tessa Morris-Suzuki
The Asia-Pacific Magazine

"Indigenous at last! Ainu Grassroots Organizing and the Indigenous Peoples Summit in Ainu Mosir"
By ann-elise lewallen
The Asia-Pacific Journal, 48-6-08

"New Japanese Governmental Ainu Policy Promotion Panel to include 5 Ainu members"

"On the Dawn of a New National Ainu Policy: the “‘Ainu’ as a Situation” Today"
By Mark Winchester (2009)
The Asia-Pacific Journal, 41-3-09

"Report on the Initiatives in the Promotion of the UNDRIP in Asia and Good Practices in the Exercise of Indigenous Peoples Rights"
By The Asia Indigenous People Pact

"Yūshikishakondankai kara no Tōshin (Ainu Panel Experts Special Report)"
By The World Indigenous Peoples Network Ainu (2009)

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