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The Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans

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"Learning a History and Present of Indigenous Maori Peoples"

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
At Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum (1F)

ACSILs with other organizations will host a talk event, "Learning a History and Present of Indigenous Maori Peoples," to interact with the younger generation of New Zealand's indigenous Maori peoples.  Japanese interpretation will be available, 500 yen for materials, no advance application required, first 80 people can enter.  Twelve young people selected for the "Rangaranga" program will stay in Japan for eight weeks to take charge of their own future plans and expand their possibilities in a way that is based on traditional Maori culture and values.  In Hokkaido and Okinawa, they will interact with Ainu and Ryukyuan peoples and exchange views on human resource development for their respective futures.

For inquiries, please email < info@officeweegaa.com >


「先住民族マオリの歴史を学ぶ」 (通算第33回)



お問い合せはメールで< info@officeweegaa.com









Mongabay Series: Indigenous Peoples and Conservation
At the United Nations, Indigenous Ryukyuans say it’s time for U.S. military to leave Okinawa
by Joseph Lee on 21 April 2023

◆ ACSILs UN Activities (2022)


   * PDF (English): ★ACSILs_UPR42_JPN_E_Main (submitted in 2022.07.13) 

      Related Document Website: UPR Sessions @ UN


   * Handout on the day of the ACSILs UN Activities 2022 Briefing Session (2022.07.16) (PDF in Yamato-guchi)

      Related website:15th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


   * PDF (English) : ★UN, Special Rapporteur on Toxics (ACSILs-2022.05.18)

      Related site : International Indian Treaty Council


   * PDF (English) : ACSILs' Statement at UNPFII 2022_(2022.04.29)

      Related material (1) : Interview
      Related material (2) : movie


   * PDF (English) : A report by ACSILs for <UN, EMRIP> on the militarization of indigenous land - a human rights focus  (July 2022)

ACSILs Statement @ the Unied Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 17th session

ACSILs’ Message on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (11 November 2017) - Original Version (English)

A report by ACSILs for Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),  United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
(Submitted on 22 March 2017)




How to Join ACSILs
* Please kindly note that membership is limited to Ryukyuan peoples who trace their ethnic roots to the islands of the Ryukyus and who aspire after independence of Ryukyu.
* Annual membership fee is free.

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