Date Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Location Severance Hall, 108

120 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Cost Free
Photo of Professor Sakakibara and others in a field of grass in the center of a poster. A photo of Professor Sakakibara and her daughter embracing one another and smiling towards the camera in the lower left corner.

Oberlin Professor Chie Sakakibara will give a presentation on her research, which showcases the community-partnered exploration of Indigenous Ainu heritage in northern Japan. Her research links with a variety of topics on everyday life, materiality, and the collection of changes represented by such movements as environmental justice, cultural revitalization, and ethically and culturally appropriate ways of working with heritage resources.

Hokkaido (the northernmost main island of Japan) is Ainu's primary homeland today after the rigorous and systematic assimilation policy imposed upon them by the Japanese government throughout the 19th and 20h centuries.

This ongoing collaborative project juxtaposes the colonial past and contemporary renaissance of the Ainu expressive culture as a foundation of emerging Indigenous environmentalism steeped in their cultural identity.

Event Contact

Ann Sherif

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