Spirit of Ainu: Super Natural Environment of Kamuy

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Venue:FIU Modesto. A. Maidique Campus GC 243
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Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affair

Global Indigenous Forum

Spirit of Ainu: Super Natural Environment of Kamuy

Learning Reciprocity and Environmental Preservation from the Ainu of Japan

Friday, November 4, 2016 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 - 3 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 243

Ainu means “people” or “humans” and refers to the original indigenous people of northern Japan. Ainu continue their culture and distinct identity through their expression of the arts, music and dance. Their continuous efforts finally achieved official recognition by the Japanese government in 2008. For this special event, seven Ainu artists, “Akan Kokin no Kai” travel from Japan to perform traditional Ainu dances, songs and music using special Ainu instruments, such as Tonkori and Mukkur.

First Session: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Learning reciprocity from elders by discussions, performing arts and storytelling.

Second Session: 1:30 - 3:00 PM. Learning environmental preservation by discussions and performing arts.

Both sessions have 30 minute workshops where participants can learn about their traditional instruments, such as Mukkuri, examine Ainu kimono and head band designs

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2247.

Sponsored by the FIU Global Indigenous Forum and the student clubs, the Global Indigenous Group, Japan Club and the Council for Student Organizations. Co-sponsored by the Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture (FRPAC) in Japan, Nippon Foundation, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Consulate General of Japan in Miami, Japan Business Association of Miami (JBAM), Louise J. Gopher, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Asian Studies Program, and Department of Modern Language

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