Historical and Political Negotiations of South Saami Culture and Identity
Research project 2016 – 2018
The project is administered by a research group at Nord University, Faculty of Teacher Education and Art in conjunction with external partners in Norway and Canada.
The main goal of the project is to enhance public awareness of the South Saami culture and
history, and to deepen the understanding of how the South Saami and non-Saami identities are formed in a dynamic interaction and negotiation process with each other.
The project is multi-disciplinary, combining methods and materials of history, philology and cultural analysis.
The project is mainly funded by The Regional Research Fund Mid-Norway and Nord University with contributions also from the project partners.
The project includes the following sub projects and tasks:
- Communication and Interpretation of South Saami Identity in 19th and 20th Century Majority Discourse.
- Negotiating South Saami Identity and History in Today’s Society
- South Saami Identity and Sites of Memory
- Comparative Aspects of Cultural Identity among Indigenous People in Canada and Fennoscandia
- Symposium, workshops, exhibitions, edited book and other publications
- Saemien Sijte – South Saami Museum and Cultural Centre, Snåsa, Norway
- NTNU University Museum – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway
- Tromsø University Museum – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø
- University of Saskatchewan, Canada
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
- Tråante 2017 (The Centennial of the Sami people’s First National Congress Held in Trondheim 1917)
- Sijti Jarnge – Saami Cultural Centre, Hattfjelldal, Norway
- Røros Museum, Røros, Norway