Seira Duncan is an indigenous Eurasian doctoral researcher in the Social and Cultural Encounters programme at the University of Eastern Finland and was a fellow at the Arctic Institute and the East-West Center. More recently, she started her fellowships at the International Arctic Science Committee and the European Centre for Minority Issues and completed her stays as a Visiting PhD student at the University of Tromsø and Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland).
Her research traverses the arts and psychological well-being in minority communities including those in Asia.
Missing links: connections among the Scots and the indigenous peoples of Japan
Only one percent of the Scottish population can speak Gaelic1. Similarly, the majority (particularly younger generations) of the indigenous peoples of Japan – the Ainu and the Ryukyuans – do