In this episode, Dr. ann-elise lewallen (UCSB) reviews gendered aspects of the colonization of Hokkaidō and recounts Ainu women's reaction and resistance to settler colonialism. We discuss Dr. lewallen's book The Fabric of Indigeneity, the roles of women in Ainu society dating back to the 18th century, and Ainu women's resistance to Japanese settler colonialism in the 19th century.
What is Hokkaidō 150?
Official channel of the "Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond" workshop. Stay tuned for audio of Hokkaidō 150 workshop proceedings, along with podcasts exploring topics related to Ainu history and culture, and the settler colonization of Hokkaidō.