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Centre for Sami Studies


The Centre for Sami Studies (Sesam) is an all-university resource centre for Sami and indigenous research, education and knowledge production at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The centre promotes multidisciplinary research, education and outreach on Sami and indigenous issues. The centre is part of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, yet has the University as a whole as its responsibility.

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Joho Niillas seminars 2020

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Árdna – the Sami cultural house of UiT
The Centre for Sami studies is responsible for Árdna – the Sami cultural house of the university. The name means a place with a treasure or something valuable. 

Árdna may be borrowed for UiT meetings and events on working days, please see the intranet for more information.

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