Conference | Sámi Role in Arctic Affairs: Politics, Research and Activism, June 20

Conference at the University of Washington

Sámi Role in Arctic Affairs: Politics, Research and Activism
20 June 2017 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | UW Club, Yukon Room University of Washington
Space is limited. RSVP to by June 14th to reserve a seat.
Clock hours available to K- 12 Teachers upon request.
A light breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided

Since the 1970’s the global Indigenous movement, building on the human rights movement, has gained considerable momentum.
In 2000, the United Nations founded the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as the central coordinating body for matters
related to Indigenous peoples; in 2007, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was ratified establishing
international legal norms. Indigenous peoples are now playing a significant role in influencing international affairs via new transnational networks. The Sámi are a model for such influence.

Join us on June 20th for this one-day conference. Most of the presenters are Sámi themselves, working with aspects on
reclaiming Sámi identities and the struggle for the Sámi right to survival and well-being. Scholars and activists will
present their work followed by an open discussion with all participants and guests. We will end the day with dinner and
a discussion of future directions for Sámi studies and collaborations followed by a screening of “Sámi Blood”.

Special Guest Speakers:

Lis-Mari Hjortfors | Umeå University, Sámi Studies, Department of Language Studies Margaretha Uttjek | Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden
May-Britt Öhman | Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University; the Association of Sámi Related Research in Uppsala;
Deputy Member of the Swedish Sámi Parliament; member of Technoscience Research Group
Inge Frisk | Stockholm Sámi Association, member of Technoscience Research Group, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University
Troy Storfjell | Scandinavian Area Studies Program, Department of Languages and Literatures, Pacific Lutheran University Karin Eriksson | Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

This event is sponsored by the International Policy Institute (funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York)
and Arctic and the International Relations initiative, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the Canadian
Studies Center, Center for West European Studies, and Center for Global Studies; UW’s Scandinavian Studies; and UW’s Future of Ice initiative.

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