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Áigi lea buoremus oahpaheaddji -seminar

The project “Culturally and Socially Sustainable Museum. Indigenous Representations and Sámi Culture in the Sámi Museum Siida” by the Academy of Finland will have its closing seminar Áigi lea buoremus oahpaheaddji (Time is the best teacher) in the Sámi Museum Siida in Inari 28.8.–29.8.2018. The seminar will look at Sámi and indigenous views on museums, museum practices and the safeguarding of cultural heritage. The seminar will be arranged by the Sámi Museum Siida, the University of Lapland and the Giellagas Institute of the University of Oulu in cooperation with EMRIP, the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Aug 28, 2018 09:00 AM
Aug 29, 2018 05:00 PM
Contact Name Áile Aikio
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The seminar Time is the best teacher will culminate in an introduction of the manuscript for the new permanent exhibition of Siida. At the seminar, both scriptwriters of the exhibition – Professor of Sámi Culture Veli-Pekka Lehtola and Protection Biologist Matti Mela – will tell about the manuscript and the process of writing it. After their addresses, the audience has an opportunity to ask about and comment the exhibition manuscript. The purpose of this is to open the exhibition process to the public and to give the community the opportunity to participate in the creation of the exhibition. The renewal of Siida’s basic exhibition is part of Siida’s extension project, and the renewed permanent exhibition will be opened in 2022 when the extension has been completed.

The seminar is open and free for everyone. The speeches will be given in North Sámi, Finnish and English, and simultaneous interpretation will be available in North Sámi, Finnish and English


28 Aug. 2018 Tuesday / Conference Day 1

Theme: Insights to Sámi Heritage

At Siida Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre. Open for the public

Session 1 Chair Sari Valkonen

In English and Northern Sámi, interpretation to English, Finnish and Northern Sámi

9:00 – 9:10      Welcome by Sari Valkonen, Museum Director, Sámi Museum Siida and Sanna Valkonen, Associate Professor, PI of the project

9:10 – 9:20       Welcome by Tuomas-Aslak Juuso, Vice-chair of the Sámi Parliament in Finland

9:20– 9:40        Opening speech by Professor Kristen Carpenter, EMRIP

9:40 – 10:20     Sigga-Marja Magga, researcher of the duodji, University of Oulu: Duoji njálmmalaš diehtu lohkanolbmuid árbin (The relations between the oral heritage and academic research of duodji)

10:20 – 11:00  Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, independent artist: Sámi musihkkaárbbi mearkašupmi (The significance of the Sámi music heritage)

11:00 – 11:15  Discussion

End of the public part of the Conference day 1


29 Aug. 2018 Wednesday / Conference Day 2

Theme: Indigenous Perspectives to Museum and Cultural Heritage

At Siida Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre. Open for the public.

Session 3: Perspectives to Indigenous Heritage. Chair Sanna Valkonen

In English and Northern Sámi, interpretation to English, Finnish and Northern Sámi.

9:00 – 9:20       Introduction to the theme by Laurella Rinçon, UNESCO

9:20 – 10:00     Ánde Somby, Professor, UIT The Arctic University of Norway:

When Museums swallow cultural heritage - the case of Tromsø University Museum and the Sámi Yoiks

10:00 – 10:15  Discussion

10:15 – 10:30  Break

Session 4: The New Siida Exhibition. Chair Liisa Holmberg

In Finnish, interpretation to English and Northern Sámi.

10:30 – 10:40  Introduction to the exhibition planning process, Pirjo Seurujärvi, National Park Superintendent, Metsähallitus and Áile Aikio, curator, Sámi Museum Siida

10:40 – 11:10  Nature part of the new main exhibition in Siida by Conservation Biologist Matti Mela

11:10 – 11:40  Sámi Culture in the new main exhibition in Siida by Professor Veli-Pekka Lehtola, University of Oulu

11:40 – 12:00  Commentary by Doctoral student Saara Tervaniemi, University of Lapland

12:00 – 12:30  Discussion

12:30 – 13:30  Break

Session 5: Perspectives to Sámi Cultural Heritage. Chair Maiju Saijets

In English and Finnish, interpretation to English, Finnish and Northern Sámi.

13:30 – 13:45  Guollebivdu Sámi kulturárbin (Fishing – Sámi Cultural Heritage) by Doctoral Student Anne Nuorgam, member of UN permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues

13:45 – 14:00  Introduction to the theme by Independent Expert Alexey Tsykarev, EMRIP

14:00 – 15:15  Local Voices: Panel discussion

Participants: (to be confirmed later)

15:15 –15:30   Break

Session 6: Sámi Perspectives to Indigenous Museum. Chair Hanna Helander

In English and Northern Sámi, interpretation to English, Finnish and Northern Sámi.

15:30 – 15:50  Áile Aikio, curator, Sámi Museum Siida: Movt oažžut sámi jiena gullot sámemuseas? (How to give equal position to the Sámi voice in a Sámi Museum?

15:50 – 16:10  Anni Guttorm, curator, Sámi Museum Siida: Vásáhusat repatriašuvnnas Sámemusea Siiddas (Repatriation experiences in the Sámi Museum Siida

16:10 – 16:40  Marko Jouste, researcher University of Oulu & Hanna-Maaria Kiprianoff, artist & Anna Lumikivi, artist: Kokemuksia arkistomateriaalin repatriaatiosta Kolttasaamelainen muistipankki-hankkeessa (Repatriation of archive material in the Skolt Sámi Memory Bank -project)

16:40 – 17:00  Discussion and closing of the conference with music

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