To celebrate the Sami National Day, the third Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples was arranged on the 6th of February. This year’s Annual Lecturer was Pigga Keskitalo (Docent, University of Helsinki and Researcher, Department of Education, University of Lapland). She talked about what the right to language and culture means for Sami people in the Nordic countries today.
The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with Astri Andresen (Professor of History, UiB), Eirik Larsen (Political advisor at the Sámi Parliament), Kai Grieg (Advisor, United Nations association of Norway) and Øyvind Ravna (Professor of Law, UiT), moderated by Siri Gloppen (Professor of Comparative Politics, and CMI-UIB LawTransform Director).
The event was a collaboration between LawTransform, Bergen Sameforening, Selskapet til Vitenskapenes Fremme, FN-sambandet and Fritt Ord.
Read more about the event here.
Read the report from the event here (in Norwegian).
Watch the video from the event here:
Photo credits: Jaan-Matti Saul (CC BY-SA 4.0, adapted) and Silje Bergum Kinsten/norden.org (CC BY 2.0 DK, adapted).