Sámi Week 2015 - Ubmejen Biejvieh

During 28 February to 8 March, the 16th annual Sámi Week will be held in Umeå. This year's theme is Silver. Umeå University is one of the organizers and are involved in several of the events.

Please note that most events will be held in Swedish.

OUR CHANGING HOMELANDS - OUR CHANGING LIVES

Monday 2 March
14:00

Bio Abelli, Västerbottens museum

Why is the lake suddenly vanished? And where have the reindeer gone? For the seafarers Vuntut Gwitchin in northern Canada, the consequences of global warming is a daily challenge. Take part in a film by and about an indigenous people of the North and its struggle for a sustainable future. Film and discussion with Lena Maria Nilsson, Arctic Centre (Arcum) at Umeå University. NOTE! The film is in English, but the discussion is in Swedish

THE MEETING PLACE ARCHIVE

Oddmund Andersen, Árran, discusses the border pilots' dramatic history during World War II. Former border pilots, their families and refugees talk about their experiences and memories of a pilot traffic between Norway and Sweden.

SAMI SCHOOL BOOKS

Monday-Friday 09-22:00, Saturday 11-17:00 and Sunday 12-18:00
Umeå Univeristy Library
Come and visit an exhibition of the old school books that the Sami children used.

CULTURE ON CAMPUS 

Monday 2 March
12:10

Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää give a lunchtime concert on campus. Free admission.
Culture on Campus

FORESTS, REINDEER AND THE SAMI CULTURAL HERITAGE

Tuesday 3 March
10.30-16.00

Bio Abelli, Västerbottens museum
Lecture Day with presentations of current research about reindeer management 

11:25 Brev från framtiden: Önskade visioner för skogen (Letter from the future: Desired wishes for the forests)
Camilla Sandström, Future Forests / Dept of Political Science, Umeå University

THE CULTURE CAPITAL YEAR & THE SAMI PERSPECTIVE - CO-CREATION, RESISTANCE & OPPORTUNITY

Tuesday 3 March
18:30 - approx. 20:00
Flexhallen, Bildmuseet, Umeå Arts Campus

Welcome to a panel discussion in the Culture Capital Arena series with researchers, cultural practitioners, culture producers, and more, about the ebb and flow of the European Capital of Culture year in 2014 and the future for Sami culture in Umeå.

LARS TOMASSON - SYMPOSIUM

(Language and Cultural Revitalization by indigenous peoples)

Wednesday 4 March
11:00-17:00

Bio Abelli, Västerbottens Museum

The mother tongue of the indigenous people has declined dramatically throughout the 1900s. In most cases, it has been state policy that is the basis of it, for various reasons, this was to assimilate groups by not allowing indigenous peoples or minority languages ​​in schools or in contact with government agencies. Prior language research has not given support for the vulnerable peoples. However, during the late 1900s, the winds of change evolved. People stood up up for their rights and for the preservation of language and culture. With recent research many groups have found ways to strengthen their language and culture. This collaboration between indigenous representatives and researchers will be presented along with a discussion for possible solutions for the future.

Invited keynote speakers: Leanne Hinton, University of California, Berkeley (USA) and Mikael Vinka, Language Studies/Sami Studies, Umeå university, Astri Dankertsen, University of Nordland (Norway). 

SOCIETY'S CHALLENGES

Thursday 5 March
12:00-16:00

Aulan, SLU

Welcome to listen to popular science lectures.  The Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company programme UR Samtiden will be filming the lectures for Kunskapskanalen (The Knowledge Channel).

Participants from Umeå University:

Den åldrande befolkningens många ansikten (The many faces of ageing populations). Gunnar Malmberg.  Dept of Geography and Economic History.

Lars Weinehall. Public Health and Clinical Medicine, epidemiology and global health.

Svininfluensapandemin – vad lärde vi oss? (The Swine Flu Epidemic - what have we learned?Britta Lundgren. Dept of Culture and Media Studies.


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