In this episode, Dr. Strong recounts the cultural significance of Kamuy Yukar, Ainu epic tales of spiritual beings. We discuss Ainu oral history traditions, the cultural role of Kamuy Yukar, and the life of Chiri Yukie, a young Ainu woman who transcribed and preserved many Kamuy Yukar before her untimely death in 1922.
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.