Indigenous issues

The main focus of this thematic area is preparing for the establishment of a cross-border PhD school in Sami and Indigenous studies. This in-depth collaboration will also enhance the opportunities to initiate research that to a larger degree looks across the state borders; as Sápmi is partitioned between four states, the research should not be limited by political borders.



Lena Maria Nilsson, Umeå University,
Sanna Valkonen, University of Lapland,
Dag Avango, Luleå University of Technology,
Anne Siri Länsman, University of Oulu,
Torjer Andreas Olsen, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway,


Doctor Lena Maria Nilsson

Co-director, Vaartoe, Centre for Saami research

Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden

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