Making Indigeneity in 20th Century Japan

Thursday, October 22 at 4:30-6:00PM on Zoom.

Vicky Shen, World History Center graduate fellow and Ph.D. student in history at the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a conversation on the usefulness and challenges of engaging with indigeneity as a global concept. She will share her research on Okinawa, which examines the World Uchinanchu Festival and the cultural politics behind the construction of a transnational indigenous identity by the local government in the 1980s and 1990s. 

This is part of a series titled "Global Indigeneities: Parallels and Intersections in the Global Fight for Reparations and Treaty Rights."

View the event on the WHC calendar here

Images from left to right: Logo From World Uchinanchu Day; Comanche Family, early 1900s from Indivisible, African Native American Lives in the Americas; Christopher Columbus statue in Boston's North End, June 2015, from