November 3, 2011

November 5, 2011: 15th Annual Ainu Speech Contest

Hokkaido University will be hosting the 15th Annual Ainu Speech Contest, organized by the Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture. The contest is one of the efforts to promote the revival of the Ainu language, and calls on all people learning the Ainu language to participate (entries are currently closed, please contact FRPAC or AINU PRIDE PRODUCTIONS if you are interested in entering for next year). The contest features both children and adult divisions, and the adult division is sub-divided into oral traditions (such as uepeker folktales and kamuy yukar epics) and free subjects.


15th Annual Ainu Speech Contest
-Itak an ro! Let’s speak Ainu!-

Date & Time:
November 5, 2011 (Saturday)

Hokkaido University
Gakujutsu Koryu Kaikan Building Lecture Hall
Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita 8-jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
(*No parking available)

*7 minutes on foot from JR Sapporo Station
From the north exit, walk towards Yodobashi Camera.
Go north on Nishi 5 Tarukawa-dori.
On your left after entering Hokkaido University main gate.

Website (in Japanese only):

Organized by:
Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture

Co-Organized by:
Hokkaido University Ainu Indigenous People Research Center

Supported by:
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Hokkaido Prefecture, Hokkaido Board of Education, Sapporo City, Sapporo Board of Education, Hokkaido Ainu Association, Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Asahi Shimbun Hokkaido Branch, Yomiuri Shimbun Hokkaido Branch, Mainichi Shimbun Hokkaido Branch, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Hokkaido Branch, NHK Sapporo Broadcast Station, Sapporo Television Broadcasting, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting, Television Hokkaido


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