Thousands of Japanese tourists visit Canada every year but not many of them have a chance to meet its First Nation People or to learn about their cultures. The biggest tribe would be the Cree. They were "hunting and gathering" people who lived on the plains. Like the Ainu of Japan, there are few pure-blooded Cree left. They are trying to maintain their traditions and culture through festivals, crafts, and arts.
In this month's coffee hour, the guest speaker, Ms. Yoshimi Nishi will introduce you to the cultures of Canada's First Nation People. She lived in Saskatchewan in central Canada for 16 years, working as an artist. Currently residing in Kasama City, she frequently visits Canada to maintain her connections with the people there. During her time in Canada, she met native people who offered her insights into their way of living, both new and old, and it is these insights which she would like to share with you.
Date: June 26 (Wed)
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Place: Tsukuba Information Center 3F (0298-52-6789)
Guest: Ms. Yoshimi Nishi
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