Focal Point North: Network, indigenous institutions and knowledge production.


SVF-8059 - Theorizing and applying critical indigenous philosophies

UiT the Arctic University of Norway are offering the course SVF-8059 -Theorizing and applying critical indigenous philosophies autumn 2017.  

The course is a collaboration with University of Helsinki, Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Cesam at Umeå University,  Giellagas at Oulu University and UiT. The course is open to doctoral degree students-

Course description

May 23rd. 2017: "Brown-bag" seminar by Veli-Pekka Lehtola 

Bring your lunch and join us at SESAM for a seminar with Veli-Pekka Lehtola 
on the topic “How the ILO-convention became rejected in Finland”.

When: Tuesday May 23, 2017, 11:15-12:30
Where: Centre for Sami Studies, Guovssu, TEO H2.228

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Researchers from Umeå University visit UiT

As part of the Focal Point North project five researchers from Umeå University visited UiT The Arctic University of Norway to take part in events hosted by the Center for Sámi Studies between 13th and 15th  of October 2015.

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Sami Week 2015

As part of Sami Week in Tromsø and Sami National Day on the 6th February, UIT The Arctic University of Norway hosted the Barents Indigenous People’s Congress and the Barents Indigenous 2050 Conference Impacts of our footprints over February 4th and 5th. A delegation of Sami politicians from both Scandinavia and Russia attended the events, as well as representatives of the Nenets and Veps of Russia.

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Barents Indigenous Peoples’ Congress and Conference 2015

During Sami week, UiT The Arctic University of Norway will be hosting the Barents Indigenous Peoples’ Congress and the conference Indigenous Barents 2050: Impacts of our footprints. The Congress is being organized in collaboration with the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples (WGIP), the Barents Indigenous Peoples’ Office (BIPO), the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and the Centre for Sami Studies at the University of Tromsø.

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Patrik Lantto discusses his work with Focal Point North

Adjunct professor Patrik Lantto recently had time to sit down for an interview in Tromsø before making his way back to Umeå University, where he is a professor in History. You can watch an edited version of the interview here.

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Interview with Wenche Spjelkavik – Focal Point North Contributor

Wenche Spjelkavik talk about her work at the Sulitjelma mine and her
interest in sami history

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Focal Point North Awards Scholarships to Master’s Students in Indigenous Studies

In fall 2014, Master’s students Lukas Kosner, Simon Pavall and Siv-Eli Vuolab were awarded Focal Point North scholarships. The students, who started the Masters of Indigenous Studies program at the University of Tromsø in August of 2014, come from different backgrounds, but share a love for the North.

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Adjunct Professor Greg Poelzer Visits UiT

While he originally pictured himself as a Sovietologist, a brief stint teaching political science in an Aboriginal Social Work program in Grouard, Alberta led him to develop an interest in Aboriginal governance. Now he is a Adjunct Professor at the University of Tromsø and the Focal Point North program

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The Focal Point North project at the Centre for Sami Studies announces scholarships for research visits at UiT for the project period 2014–2016.

The Centre for Sami Studies (Sesam) has available funding for research visits at the centre through its project Focal Point North. The scholarship will be used to cover expenses connected to short or long-term stays in Tromsø (board and accommodation). Each applicant can be awarded up to NOK 50 000.

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Seminar 7th February 2014: “Indigenous peoples, extractive industries and policies. Encounters and resources in the North”.

Open seminar as part of the project Focal Point North. Read the programme here.

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