Nord's Saami and Indigenous Peoples Conference 2022

Saami, General Knowledge and Shared Responsibility – the Tension between Belonging and Interaction. Invitation to an interdisciplinary Nordic conference at Nord University and Nordland Research Institute.

Start date:

19 October 2022 11:00

End date:

21 October 2022 13:00

Location:

Nord universitet, Levanger
​​Nord University is located in Saepmie/Sámeednam and is responsible for research and education in South Saami and Lule Saami language and culture. One of Nord University's missions is to strengthen Saami education and increase the scope of interdisciplinary Saami research (Nord University Strategy 2030). The establishment of the university's Center for Saami and Indigenous Studies emphasizes our responsibility, competence and ambitions. 

With Nord's Saami and Indigenous Peoples Conference 2022, we wish to build on our good experiences from last year's conference, Saemien - Noerhtese Noerhtesne; Sáme - Nuorttaj Nuortan; Samisk - for Nord på Nord, which took place in Bodø. Each October, Nord University and Nordland Research Institute will arrange an annual Saami conference that will alternate between its Bodø and Levanger campuses. The purpose is to strengthen our common knowledge of Saami and Indigenous-related topics from a broad perspective and in all professions, as well as with teaching, development and research in mind.

Cultural diversity is a prerequisite for innovative solutions in sustainable societies, and in this context, dialogue between Saami and other Nordic cultures is of great importance. Therefore, we invite talks about a wide range of topics, and we argue that our conference's most important contribution is in establishing and developing relationships among languages, cultures, Saami Centers, researchers, teachers and other interested parties.

The conference will take place over three days: October 19-21, 2022. 
It begins with lunch at 11:00 on October 19th, and it ends after lunch at 13:00 on October 21st. Place: Nord University's campus in Levanger​.  

Invitation to present

We would like to invite presentations about research, development work and/or teaching programs related to Saami topics and/or Indigenous themes. Of particular interest are presentations that look at tensions between inside and outside perspectives, as well as tensions between past-oriented and future-oriented perspectives. In line with Nord University's areas of responsibility and geographical location, we would also like to encourage presentations that highlight opportunities and challenges related to South Saami, Ume Saami, Pite Saami and Lule Saami social conditions.

As institutions of higher education and research, we also want to contribute to constructive discussions around questions such as these: Are the current system and bureaucracy sufficient to ensure Saami perspectives at colleges and universities? How do colleges and universities maintain Saami perspectives in research, education, administration and management? Do we need Indigenous perspectives in Saami research and teaching? In what ways are students, teachers, researchers, managers and administrative staff with a Saami background and Saami competence recruited?

Time per presentation: 20 minutes (we are open to parallel sessions). 

Presentations can be held in South Saami, Lule Saami, Norwegian, Swedish or English. Interpretation from South Saami and Lule Saami will be available.​

Program 

A detailed program will be available at the end of September, but the main framework is as follows:

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 19th
11.00–12.30 Opening of the conference by Rector Hanne Solheim Hansen 
        Artistic contribution and Invited Speaker I
12.30–13.15 Lunch in the canteen
13.15–16.30 Sessions 
19.30 Dinner  

Day 2 – Thursday October 20th
09.00 Welcome to day 2 
09.15–12.30 Invited Speaker II and sessions 
12.30–13.15 Lunch in the canteen
13.15–16.30 Sessions 
19.30 Conference dinner with an artistic contribution 

Day 3 – Friday October 21st  
09.00 Welcome to day 3 
09.15–12.30 Invited Speaker III and conclusions
12.30 Lunch in the canteen

Questions can be sent to: asbjorn.kolberg@nord.no and astri.dankertsen@nord.no
Welcome to the conference in October!

Dag-Arild Berg, Astri Dankertsen, Bruce Morén-Duolljá, Kristin. A.Ø. Fløtten, Ove D. Jacobsen, Asbjørn Kolberg, Tove S. Mentsen Ness, Leiv Sem​​



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Start date:

19 October 2022 11:00

End date:

21 October 2022 13:00

Location:

Nord universitet, Levanger

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Information about registration 

Registration deadlines and form: 
Deadline for those who want to contribute with presentations/posters: September 1st. Deadline for everyone else: September 15th.

​​To register (for all participants - both those who are and are not presenting) follow this link​.