Please note that there is a wider seminar on Sámi literature in Rovaniemi organized by the same project the following day, 19.4. 2018
How does the literary field in the various Sámi languages look like? Where and how is Sámi literature and other forms of word-based art published? Who are the contemporary creators in Sámi languages? What new and old forms has language as an art form discovered, from storytelling and yoik to video art, rap and pop? How could the Finnish and Nordic cultural organizations best support the vitality of Sami language and culture, and bring the Sámi culture more strongly into the common Nordic art and culture field?
Researcher and translator of Sámi literature Johanna Domokos has done for Culture for All a report on the present situation, opportunities and challenges of Sámi literature, in cooperation with the various actors in the Sami language literature. The report is part of the project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field, a subproject of Norden 2020.
At Nordic Culture Point in April 18th, Domokos explains the results of the new study. The study describes the state of Sámi literature and the authors’ possibilities and challenges. As part of its conclusions, the report offers proposals of concrete actions and policies to support the vitality of Sámi culture. Researcher and Sámi activist Irja Seurujärvi-Kari will comment the findings. We finish the event with an informal discussion and offer light snacks. Welcome to contribute to the discussion!
The event is open to everyone. We hope that the information that will be transmitted here, will reach out to those working in the field of literary and artistic promotion.
Inscriptions (before 15.4.) and further questions to Outi Korhonen