Recent Publications
"Pacific Partnerships: Connecting Indigenous People in Canada to Opportunities in Asia," Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2017
"Celebrating Friendship Across the Pacific: The 50th Anniversary of the Burnaby – Kushiro Sister City Relationship," Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2015
"Chapter 9: The Cold War, the San Francisco System and Indigenous Peoples."  In Kimie Hara , ed. The San Francisco System and Its Legacies: Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific (2015)
East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics, Part I

East Asia–Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics, Part I Academic Workshop, Workshop Report. Belair Centre Series, Keiko and Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo, 2013, 15pp.
 East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics, Part II


East Asia–Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics, Part II Policy Workshop, Workshop Report. Belair Centre Series, Keiko and Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo, 2013, 8pp.
Northern Territories

"Chapter 7: The Indigenous Ainu of Japan at the Time of the Aland Settlement."  In Kimie Hara and Geoffrey Jukes, eds. Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Aland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot (2009)
Indigenous Ainu by Scott HarrisonThe Indigenous Ainu of Japan and the Northern Territories Dispute (2008)

This book re-examines the territorial dispute between Japan and Russia, the so-called “Northern Territories” issue, by reinterpreting the role of the Indigenous Ainu of Japan. In studying Ainu history and historiography, one finds that the long-standing emphasis on Wajin-based legitimacy of rule and the annexation of northern areas has been forgotten in what amounts to a historical amnesia concerning the role and status of the Ainu.
Focusing on Ainu understandings of local, regional/national and international historical events underscores the importance of de-nationalizing history by integrating the important perspectives of Indigeneity. The preponderance of nation-based studies has seriously inhibited the analysis of historical phenomena involving Indigenous peoples. This study offers a new perspective on the history of this important dispute and illustrates the importance of incorporating Indigenous perspectives and experience within traditional academic studies.
Conference Report by Scott HarrisonNew Initiatives for Solving the "Northern Territories" Issue between Japan and Russia: An Inspiration from the Aland Experience: Conference Report (2007)