World Heritage Rock in Sami Land

The Samediggi and Alta Museum invited delegates to a seminar on Sami cultural heritage and place names in the break on Tuesday. I had the privilege of listening to Audhild Schanche a senior adviser at the Samediggi. Her lecture was ti tled ‘The past is present: Sami cultural heritage and landscape’. Audhild placed us in Sapmi – Sameland. Giving … Continue reading World Heritage Rock in Sami Land

A World Indigenous University (WINU)

In our break yesterday I was able to attend a workshop at Sami allaskuvla Sami University College titled ‘The World Indigenous Nations University – Indigenous capacity building’. Professor Boni Robertson and Jan Henry Keskitalo walked us through the journey that started in 2012 of trying to establish a World Indigenous Nations University. The World Indigenous Nations University (WINU) was proposed … Continue reading A World Indigenous University (WINU)

Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2013

Our team member, Lisa M Buxton travelled to Norway this week to attend the Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (to be held in New York, Sep 22-23, 2014) . The event is being hosted by the Sami Parliament and is being held in Alta, Norway. Technology permitting, Lisa will … Continue reading Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2013

World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education 2011

Performers at the start of the opening ceremony I had the great privilege of attending the 2011 World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education last month. Held in Cusco Peru, I quickly learnt the highs and sometimes lows of attending an international conference in a non-English speaking country at high altitude. I’m not complaining though, since … Continue reading World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education 2011