International Conference 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

Cemipos facebook set up

CEMiPoS set up a new facebook for encouraging people concerned, including researchers, artists, activists, Indigenous peoples, decision makers and so forth, to participate in the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples (ICoPIP). Please check updated information on the ICoPIP on demand at the following website:
https://www.facebook.com/Cemipos-1875546689394951/
A view from the top of Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Art exhibition and workshop among Sami, Ainu and Greenlandic Inuit artists are planned

Tomas Colbengtson (http://colbengtson.com/), member of the organising committee of the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples (ICoPIP), has just started encouraging Sami, Ainu and Greenlandic Inuit Artists to participate in the art exhibition/workshop on 30 November and 1 December. He had preliminary discussions on this idea with the core members of the Ainu Women's Association and Koji Yuki, an Ainu modern artist, during his stay in Sapporo on 19-23 March.
Tomas Colbengtson (left) and Koji Yuki (right)

Tomas Colbengtson (second person from the left), Ryoko, Tomoko, and Yoko (clockwise)
 

The dates and venue for the conference fixed!

The dates for the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples (ICoPIP) are shifted from 4-6 December to 2-4 December in 2017. On 2-3, the Conference is scheduled to be held at the Hokkaido University Conference Hall in the heart of Sapporo. On 4, the venue for the Conference is to move to the Ainu Culture Centre on the outskirt of Sapporo, home for the Ainu Women's Association, because the last day of the ICoPIP sheds light on Indigenous women, including Ainu women.
Hokkaido University Conference Hall in Sapporo

Hokkaido University Conference Hall in Sapporo

Ainu Culture Centre in Sapporo

The stage of the Ainu Culture Centre in Sapporo

Friday, 20 January 2017

Ainu Women's Historic Gathering in Sapporo

On 22 January 2017, some thirty Ainu women gathered in the heart of Sapporo to have a preliminary meeting for the establishment of the first Ainu Women's Association in their history. Its primary aim is to empower Ainu women themselves by taking back their rights to enjoy language and culture. They determined to hold the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples (ICoPIP) with unanimous applause in cooperation with the CEMiPoS.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Conference info



Welcome to International Conference on
Policy towards Indigenous Peoples: Lessons to be learned!
2-4 December 2017, Sapporo, Japan