What does Ainu cultural revitalisation mean to Ainu and Wajin youth in the 21st century? Case study of Urespa as a place to learn Ainu culture in the city of Sapporo, Japan

@article{Uzawa2019WhatDA,
  title={What does Ainu cultural revitalisation mean to Ainu and Wajin youth in the 21st century? Case study of Urespa as a place to learn Ainu culture in the city of Sapporo, Japan},
  author={Kanako Uzawa},
  journal={AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples},
  year={2019},
  volume={15},
  pages={168 - 179}
}
  • Kanako Uzawa
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
This article illustrates living experiences of Ainu cultural practices by the students of Urespa. Urespa is a self-motivated, non-profit social initiative or association founded in 2010 by Professor Honda Yuko at Sapporo University with the aim of bringing Ainu and Wajin students together in a curriculum-based environment to co-learn the Ainu language and Ainu cultural practices. In the Ainu language, urespa means “growing together”. The article draws on the author’s fieldwork with Urespa in… Expand
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