Sami Week 2016 - Ubmejen Biejvieh

The theme of this years Sami Week Ubmejen Biejvieh from 5–13 March, the 17th annual Sami Week held in Umeå, is Jijtjase gielijne hållat (Speaking using your own voice).

Umeå University, mainly through the Centre for Sami Research – Vaartoe (Cesam), the Department of Language Studies and Arcum.

Many of the events in the programme are interesting irrespective of language abilities, but some are only held in Swedish. Below are some examples of university-related events. Have a look at the full programme at the bottom of the page to see what else might interest you.

LARS TOMASSON – SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday 9 March at 09:00–17:00
Vardagsrummet, the Humanities Building, Umeå University

The symposium covers topics such as artistic approaches in contemporary indigenous research, decolonisation processes, political participation of indigenous peoples, storytelling and women's issues. The Symposium is held in English and Northern Sami.

Invited speakers: Gunvor Guttorm, Jacinta Ruru, Hanna Outakoski, Hanna Helander, Lene Antonsen, Sjur N. Moshagen and Trond Trosterud.

Read more about the Symposium(This event is not free of charge)

Aktasne II – Together II

Thursday 10 March at 08:30
Vardagsrummet, the Humanities Building, Umeå University

Conference on concepts, theories and methodologies on Sami studies.

Invited speakers: Gunvor Guttorm, Inker-Anni Linkola & Suvi Kivelä, Lis-Mari Hjortfors, Anna-Lill Ledman, Jacinta Ruru, Eva Josefsen, Ragnhild Nilsson, Torunn Pettersen, Hanna Outakoski, Hanna Helander, Lene Antonsen, Sjur N. Moshagen, Trond Trosterud.

Read more and register(This event is not free of charge)

Culture on Campus

Thursday 10 March at 12.10–13.00
Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

Culture on Campus presents Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, South Sami joik singer and musical talent, who was 19 when she was awarded the culture prize in her Norwegian county.

Read more about the event(Free of charge)

The entire programme

The programme of the Sami Week 2016 contains plenty of activities for young and old where you can experience and learn more about Sami art, music, culture and language. Why not meet a reindeer up close or bake traditional Sami bread?

The entire programme of the Sami Week 5–13 mars 2016


Page Editor: Communications Office
2016-03-08

Spotlight

Umeå University – a part of the Sami Week

The Sami Week is an annual event in Umeå. Patrik Lantto, Professor and Director of the Centre for Sami Research – Vaartoe, describes how the University takes part in a week full of music, meetings, art, culture, discussions and debate.
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