KEYNOTE LECTURERS

1. Else Grete Broderstad, University of Tromso, Norway

2. Veli‐Pekka Lehtola, University of Oulu, Finland

3. Ylva Jannok Nutti, University of Tromso, Norway

4. Marja‐Liisa Olthuis, University of Oulu, Finland

5. Torunn Pettersen, Sámi University College/University of Tromso

6. Kaisa Rautio Helander, Sámi University College, Norway

7. Øyvind Ravna, University of Tromso, Norway

8. Sanna Valkonen, University of Lapland, Finland

 

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Else Grete Broderstad, University of Tromso, Norway

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Else Grete Broderstad is dr.polit. in political science and academic director at the Centre for Sami Studies, University of Tromsø. For the time being she is also involved in research on the cross-disciplinary projects Finnmark landscape and TUNDRA, focusing on circumpolar governance arrangements and local community involvement in resource management in Arctic tundra regions. Furthermore, she is occupied with political procedures in the relationship between indigenous minorities and majorities, and discussions on the bonds between indigenous rights and citizenship rights. A particular focus is put on the relational aspects of indigenous self-determination - what does self-determination imply in a complicated demographic landscape, within a complexity of legal and political relations?

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Veli‐Pekka Lehtola, University of Oulu, Finland

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Veli-Pekka Lehtola is a Professor of Saami culture at the Giellagas Institute for Saami studies at the University of Oulu, Finland. He holds a PhD on cultural studies from the same university. He has been focusing on the history of the Saami and northern Scandinavia, as well as the representations of the Saami people, also produced in Saami arts, politics and research. Professor Lehtola is the author of The Sámi People - Traditions in Transition (University of Alaska Press, 2004) and most recently Saamelaiset suomalaiset - kohtaamisia 1896-1953  (translated title: Saami-Finnish Encounters in 1896-1953, Finnish Literature Society). He has published twelve monographs, mostly in Finnish, and about 70 scientific articles. He is from Aanaar / Inari, Sápmi (Finland).

Veli-Pekka Lehtola lea Oulu universitehta Giellagas-instituhta sámiid kultuvrra professor. Son lea vudjon sámiid ja Davvi Skandinávia historjái ja čállán sámiin, sámi dáidagis, politihkas ja sámiid dutkamis. Lehtola lea čállán girjji The Sámi People - Traditions in Transition (University of Alaska Press, 2004) ja su maŋimus girjeduodji lea Saamelaiset suomalaiset - kohtaamisia 1896–1953. Son lea almmustahttán guoktenuppelohkái monográfa, eanáš suomagillii, ja sullii 70 dieđalaš artihkkala. Son lea eret Anáris.

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Ylva Jannok Nutti, University of Tromso, Norway

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Ylva Jannok Nutti, Postdoctoral Fellow in Education, University of Tromsø, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Department of Education.

I took my PhD in education in January 2001 at Luleå University of Technology. In my thesis I studied Sámi multicultural education and especially mathematics teaching in Sámi preschool and Sámi School. Today I am Postdoctoral Fellow in Education with focus on Sámi education, cultural education and the teaching of cultural mathematics. I am working together with my colleague in the research project Structures and patterns in Sami ornamentations as basis for the teaching of discrete mathematics in lower secondary school. My colleague has a PhD in mathematics didactics and we are cooperating with Sámi teachers at a lower secondary school.

I have experiences from several different action research- and development projects. All of the projects have had point of departure in Indigenous theory and critical utopian action research method. In the projects the participants (children, pupils, parents, elders, preschool teachers and teachers) and I critically evaluated the praxis, set up visions for praxis change, and also implemented change actions in preschool, in school, and in the community. On basis of Indigenous research, the exchange and the return of knowledge is an important part within the research process in the projects.

I have an interest of Sámi culture and language revitalization projects. In cooperation with other I have for example started and worked within community projects as Goahteskuvla and Giellamuitalusat. I have a special interest in developing a Sámi education on basis of Sámi traditional knowledge.

Key words for my research and teaching interests are: Sámi and Indigenous Education, Multi- and Intercultural Education, Action Research, Decolonization and Revitalization of Indigenous Traditional Language and Knowledge in Preschool, in School, in Teacher Education, and in the Local Community.

Ylva Jannok Nutti, Postdoavttir pedagogihkas, Romssa Universitehta, Humaniora, servodatdiehtaga ja oahpaheaddjioahpu fakultehta, Oahpaheaddjioahpu ja pedagogihka instituhtta.

Mon lean váldán pedagogihka doavttirgrádaeksámena ođđajagimánus 2011 Luleju teknihkalaš Universitehtas. Nákkosgirjjis leai fokus biddjon kulturrelaterejuvvon pedagogihkkii ja sámi matematihkkaoahpahussii sámi mánáidgárddiin ja sámeskuvllain. Otne mus lea pedagogihka postdoavttirvirgi mas lea fokus biddjon sámi oahpahussii kulturmatematihkkii ja kulturpedagogihkkii. Mon barggan dutkanprošeavttas Struktuvrrat ja minstarat sámi ornamentihkas vuođđun diskrehta matematihka oahpahussii nuoraidgeardedásis. Prošeavttas moai iežan kollegain, gii lea matematihkkadidaktihkkadoavttir, ovttasbarge oahpaheddjiiguin nuoraidskuvllas.

Mus leat dovddiidusat máŋggain ákšuvdnadutkan- ja ovdánahttinprošeavttain. Buot dutkanprošeavttain ja prošeaktabargguin lea vuolgga álgoálbmotmetodologiijas ja kritihkalaš utohpalaš ákšuvdnadutkanmetodologiijas. Prošeavttas oassálastet (mánát, oahppit, váhnemat, árbečeahpit, dahje eallilanolbmot, mánáidgárdde- dahje vuođđoskuvlaoahpaheaddjit) ovttas muinna nugo oassálastin dahje dutkin ja mii leat kritihkalaččat guorahallan praktihka, hámuhan višuvnnaid ja čađahan rievdadangeahččaladdamiid. Álgoálbmotteoriijain ja metodologiijain vuođđun lea dieđu ja máhtu máhcaheapmi leamaš guovddážis.

Mus lea stuora beroštupmi sámi kultuvrra- ja giellaealáskahttinprošeavttaid ja eanemus mon liikon bidjat johtui ovttasbargodoaimmaid mánáidgárddis, skuvllas ja servodagas. Lean álggahan, bargan ja jođihan ovttas earáiguin omd. Goahteskuvla- ja Giellamuitalusat- servodatovttasbarganprošeavttaid. Mus lea eareliiggánit beroštupmi ovddidit sámi mánáidgárde- ja skuvlapraktihka árbediehtovuođđuduvvon oahpahusa bokte mii váldá vuhtii sámi mánáid, sámi ohppiid ja sámi bearrašiid.

Dutkkan- ja oahpahusa čoavddasánit: Sámi- ja eamiálbmot pedagogihka, máŋggakultuvrralaš oahpaheapmi, ákšuvdnadutkan, dekoloniseren, kultuvrra- ja giellaealáskahttinprošeavttat Sámi mánáidgárddis, Sámeskuvllas, Sámi oahpaheaddjioahpus, ja servodagas.

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Marja‐Liisa Olthuis, University of Oulu, Finland

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PhD Marja-Liisa Olthuis is a University Lecturer (Aanaar Saami) at the University of Oulu, Finland. Her major interests are the Saami languages, Finnish, language revitalisation, lexicology, second/foreign language teaching and translating.

PhD Marja-Liisa Olthuis bargá anárašgiela universitehtalektorin Oulu universitehtas. Son lea beroštuvvan sámegielain, suomagielas, giellaealáskahttimis, leksigologiijas, jorgaleamis, ja nuppi/vieris giela oahpaheamis.

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Torunn Pettersen, Sámi University College/University of Tromso, Norway

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Torunn Pettersen is a political scientist and is currently completing her PhD project at the University of Tromsø (working title: Sámi ethnicity and living conditions – some measurement challenges). She also holds a part-time position as a researcher at the Sámi University College where she primarily is involved in studies regarding Sámediggi elections. Between 2003 and 2008 she was responsible for a project on how to develop and manage Sami statistics in Norway commissioned by the Sámediggi in Norway and organized as a joint project between the former Nordic Sámi Institute and Statistics Norway. Among her research interests are the conditions for knowledge building and opinion formation on Sámi issues, particularly aspects of collection and use of (indigenous) ethnicity data. For publications see Cristin.

Pettersen was born in Vadsø in 1959 and grew up in Northern Norway (Deatnu/Tana, Ivgu/Lyngen, Divtasvuonna/Tysfjord and Fuossko/Fauske). Since 1989 she has been resident in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino. Her ethnic background is Norwegian, but as a grown-up she has learned to speak and read Northern Sámi.

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Kaisa Rautio Helander, Sámi University College, Kautokeino, Norway

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Kaisa Rautio Helander is Associate Professor of Sámi and Finnish languages at Sámi allaskuvla | Sámi University College in Guovdageaidnu, Norway. She holds a PhD on Sámi language from the University of Oulu in Finland. Her doctoral thesis is a multi-disciplinary study of the history of official place name policy in Norway with regard to Indigenous toponymy. She is currently working on her research project of the toponymic decolonisation of Indigenous nomenclature, with particular reference to Sámi and Māori toponymy. As part of her current research project, Helander has also organised the First International Conference on Indigenous Place Names at Sámi University College, Guovdageaidnu, in 2010. Among her current onomastic research interests are theoretical and methodological questions concerning the politics of naming, recognition of indigenous toponymy, colonial naming practices and contact-onomastics. For publications, see Cristin: www.cristin.no.

Kaisa Rautio Helander lea sáme- ja suomagiela vuosttašamanueansa Sámi allaskuvllas Guovdageainnus. Sus lea sámegiela doavttirgráda Oulu universitehtas. Nákkosgirji lea fágaidrásttideaddji dutkamuš Norgga báikenammapolitihka historjjá ja sámi báikenamaid dáruiduhttima birra. Su dálá dutkanprošeavtta fáddán leat eamibáikenamaid, erenoamážit sámi ja māori báikenamaid toponymalaš dekoloniserenproseassat. Dutkanprošeavtta áigge Helander lea maiddái lágidan vuosttaš Eamibáikenamaid riikkaidgaskasaš konfereanssa, mii dollojuvvui Sámi allaskuvllas 2010. Su dálá nammafágalaš dutkanberoštumit leat teorehtalaš ja metodologalaš gažaldagat erenoamážit dain surggiin: nammapolitihkka, eamibáikenamaid virggálaš dohkkeheapmi, koloniála nammadanvuogit ja kontáktaonomastihkka. Almmuheamit leat merkejuvvon Cristin-vuorkái: www.cristin.no.

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Øyvind Ravna, University of Tromso, Norway

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Øyvind Ravna is professor in jurisprudence (Dr. Juris) at the Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø, where he teaches Sámi Law, property law and human rights, and adjunct professor in Sámi Law at the Faculty of law, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. He holds a doctoral degree in law on legal clarification of reindeer husbandry rights from University of Tromsø (2008) and a master in property law and land consolidation from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (1987). He has published a monograph on Legal clarification of reindeer husbandry rights (based on the doctoral thesis), a monograph on reindeer Sámi customary law (together with Jan Olli, 2010) and recently an anthology on the Finnmark Act.

His field of research is indigenous law, especially protection and recognition of culture, land rights and livelihood, including the adaption, impact and application of the 2005 Finnmark (Land) Act, where he has published many articles. He has also participated in evaluation of master and PhD thesis. He has been the head of the research group on Sámi and indigenous law at the University of Tromsø 2008-2012 and is currently the Leader of The Thematic Network on Arctic Law's sub-group of Indigenous Peoples' Law.

He has also worked as a land consolidation judge and head of the land consolidation court in Finnmark County, the core Sámi area of Norway and being engaged in research and investigation for the Sámi Right Committee and the Finnmark Commission.

Ravna is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arctic Review on Law and Politics. He has also been editor of four academic anthologies in the period of 2007 to 2012.

See also: Øyvind Ravna

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Sanna Valkonen, University of Lapland, Finland

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Dr. Sanna Valkonen holds a PhD in political sciences from the University of Lapland, Finland, where she works as a post-doctoral researcher. Her PhD thesis (2009) was published by Vastapaino under the title Poliittinen saamelaisuus (Political Sáminess). Valkonen is interested in poststructural feminist theory, especially theories of performativity and intersectionality, gender and religion, and questions of ethnicity and indigenousness. Most specialized she is in Sámi research. Her ongoing studies deal with the embodied experiences of the Sámi women in the revivalist religious movement, Laestadianism, and the politicization of ethnic relations in Finnish Lapland.

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