Shimanchu nu Kwii

Voices of Shimanchu

A bi-annual magazine made by and for Shimanchu across the globe. 'Kwii' meaning voice in Uchināguchi, a Ryukyuan language.

Issue #1: Honouring Our Ancestors
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Issue #2: Shimanchu Identit(ies) in the 21st Century
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世界中の島人の声をもっと発信したいという目的で「島人ぬくぃー」を立ち上げました。Estamos muito animados para dar vida ao Shimanchu nu Kwii, uma revista que eleva as vozes dos Shimanchu ao redor do mundo.Estamos muy emocionados de dar vida a Shimanchu nu Kwii, una revista que dará voces de los Shimanchu de todo el mundo.

About


The editorial team is composed of four Shimanchu in the diaspora living on the unceeded territories of Turtle Island and Indigenous land of “Australia”. Each of us is on a journey of reconnecting with our roots, learning about our culture, and understanding what it means to be “Shimanchu”. Through involvement in various Shimanchu communities, we felt that there was a wealth of talent and creativity among us, and we wanted to create a space where we could highlight the work of Shimanchu across the globe. Thus "Shimanchu Nu Kwii" was born, meaning "Voices of Shimanchu" in Uchināguchi (one of the Ryukyuan languages). We encourage you to submit your work to our magazine, and we hope you enjoy reading "Shimanchu Nu Kwii"!


Photo of Karen holding a camcorder in front of her and sticking out her tongue.

Karen Tengan Okuda

Karen is a second-generation Uchinānchu living and working on the unceded lands of the Eora and Dharug peoples. She is a recent media graduate, who loves to be creative and make stuff with her hands. Some of her interests include dancing, film photography, sewing and history. You can connect with her on Instagram.Karen é Uchinānchu da segunda geração que vive e trabalha nas terras não cedidas dos povos Eora e Dharug. Formada recentemente em Mídia, adora ser criativa e confeccionar coisas com as mãos. Dentre seus interesses, incluem dança, fotografia analógica, costura e história. Você pode encontrá-la no Instagram.

Photo of Sherry Schafer. It shows her face and she is smiling. She has dark brown hair. Behind her are leaves and flowers.

Carol Nakadomari

Carol is Brazilian, a fourth-generation Shimanchu on her father's side. Her obá is her main role model, inspiration, and spiritual core. She is a psychologist interested in anthropology and art. A dog person who loves to travel and play the piano. As an SNK editor, her goal is to connect Shimanchu communities worldwide and support creative forms of ancestry expressions.Carol é brasileira, da quarta geração Shimanchu pelo lado paterno. Sua avó é seu principal modelo, inspiração e núcleo espiritual. É psicóloga, interessada por antropologia e arte. Adora cachorros, viajar e tocar piano. Como editora da SNK seu objetivo é conectar as comunidades Shimanchu no mundo todo e incentivar formas criativas de expressão da ancestralidade.

Photo of Kay. She has dark brown hair, flowing to one side and has a slight smile.

Kay Yonaha Colbridge

Kay is a third-generation Uchinanchu living on Lenape land. She aspires to be a journalist reporting on the political issues of her people as well as those of other Indigenous groups; her Obaachan, a journalist, author, and activist, is her main inspiration. Kay also enjoys drawing, writing, poetry, playing video games, and taking care of her precious Mayaa (cat)!Kay é Uchinanchu da terceira geração que vive nas terras Lenape. Ela aspira ser uma jornalista relatando as questões políticas de seu povo, bem como as de outros povos indígenas. Sua Obaachan, jornalista, autora e ativista, é sua principal inspiração. Além do interesse por jornalismo, ela gosta de desenhar, escrever, poesia, jogar videogame e cuidar de sua preciosa Mayaa (gata)!

June Owatari

June likes duality, character growth, and moody narratives that make them feel weird and sad, so tries to write songs and zines that reflect that. When they're not creating, you'll often find June binge-reading fanfiction, studying many languages, or daydreaming about living in a small cottage/ library/ workspace. You can find more June here.June gosta de dualidade, crescimento de personagem e narrativas melancólicas que fazem sentir-se estranhx e triste, assim tenta escrever canções e revistas que reflitam isso. Quando não está criando você frequentemente encontrará June lendo fanfictions, estudando diversos idiomas ou sonhando acordadx em viver em uma pequena cabana/biblioteca/estúdio. Você pode encontrar mais sobre June aqui.

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