On the occasion of the forthcoming Sámi National Day, the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding is inviting you to join the event Cultural Production and Language Futures: Perspectives from Sápmi organised on 2 February 2022.
The event is planned as a moderated discussion, combining both academic and on-the-ground insights, on aspects of the perspectives, practises and challenges of the cultural production in Sámi languages. We bring together experiences from various regions and stakeholders of Sápmi, hoping to inspire a larger platform for discussion on the importance of cultural production for the preservation, revitalisation and support of indigenous languages, as well as the general well-being of individuals and societies, particularly in the Arctic and Nordic region.
Opening remarks:
Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Member of the Steering Committee of the Global Task Force, IDIL 2022-2032
Mikkel Eskil Mikkelsen, Member of the Sámi Parliament in Norway
Karin Skoglund, Coordinator at the Nordic Council of Ministers' Institute for Small Languages in the Nordic Region
Sofiya Zahova, Vigdís International Centre
Annika Pasanen, Professor at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences: New speakers, new functions, and new contents. Strengthening Sámi languages
Johan Sandberg McGuinne, President of Bágo (the Saami Writers' Association in Sweden): From passports to poems: Yoiking as a decolonial tool in Saami language revitalisation
Anne Lajla Utsi, Director of the International Sámi Film Institute: The importance of global indigenous film network
Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud, Vigdís International Centre
Questions from the audience
Sofiya Zahova, Vigdís International Centre
This is an event that takes place online in Zoom. Please note that in order to participate you have to register in advance using the following link: https://eu01web.zoom.us/.../u5AsdO...
You will receive a confirmation email with an individualised link to join the meeting.
The discussion is being organised as part of the Vigdís International Centre's calendar of events in the framework of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032 (IDIL 2022-2032).
This event is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and The Institute for Language and Folklore (Isof).