Lávvuo is a research and education environment focused on Sámi health and well-being based at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå university. Including both Sámi and non-Sámi professionals our goal is to improve the health and well-being of the Sámi people in Sweden through high quality research and education activities.
The report on the Sámi health survey ("Sámi Health on Equal Terms") has been now published (in Swedish). You can acces it here.
If you are interested in geographical differences in health, see our Atlas here
We are members of two Lancet commissions and one Lancet series: i) “Lancet Commission on Arctic Health – Urgently Accelerating Indigenous Health, ii) “Lancet Commission on Suicidal Behaviour and Self Harm”, and the Lancet’s series on “Indigenous and First Nations adolescent health and wellbeing”.
We are representing the Sámediggi (the Sámi parliament in Sweden) in the discussion process related to the coming Swedish National strategy for mental health and suicide prevention.
Ubmejen Biejvieh (Sámi week)
Date: 29 October–5 November
Location: Umeå Cultural festival Såhkie
The Umeå Sámi association organizes the annual Sámi cultural festival Ubmejen biejvieh in collaboration with other actors in and outside Umeå. This year, as before, there is a broad program with theatre, dance, literature, workshops for children, Innebandy SM, Jojkbattle and several concerts with Sami artists.
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