Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Nordeuropa-Institut

The right to our own history – Aili Keskitalo, Sametingspresident

The President of the Sámi Parliament of Norway will in this public lecture talk about indigenous rights and challenges in a postcolonial perspective.
  • Was Öffentliche Veranstaltung Henrik-Steffens-Vorlesung
  • Wann 02.07.2019 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo DOR24, Haus 1, Raum 1.102
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The Right to Our Own History

Aili Keskitalo
 born in Hammerfest and raised in Kautokeino, she has been a sitting member of the Sámi Parliament of Norway since 2005. She was the leader of Norske Samers Riksforbund twice (2003-2005 and 2008-2013). Since 2017 she is President of the Sámi Parliament of Norway for the third time. 
Der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten.

Wir haben einen größeren und hoffentlich etwas kühleren Raum für die Vorlesung:

Raum 1.102 (im Haus 1)!

All people have a right to their own history. This is also true for the Sámi and other indigenous people.
The President of the Sámi Parliament of Norway will talk about art, culture and cultural history as a fundamental aspect in a people’s self-perception and how they are perceived by others. A central part of this is the ability to make use of ones own language and own cultural expressions, concerning both material and immaterial culture.
Indigenous peoples and others who have been subject to colonialism are facing distinct challenges. Their language and culture are often not recognized by the respective nation state or colonial power. The Sámi are a people between four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This has led to a range of different challenges within the four different nation states, many challenges, however, remain shared.