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Virtual Book Talk—Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North

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Feb 06
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Virtual Book Talk—Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North
Feb 06, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am PST

From YouTube music videos that combine rock and joik (a traditional Sámi musical genre) to hashtags that publicize protests against mining projects in Sámi lands—Sámi activists, artists, and cultural workers have used the media to undo layers of ignorance surrounding Sámi livelihoods and rights to self-determination. Virtual music, films, social media posts, images, and tweets are just some of the diverse media through which Sámi activists transform how Nordic majority populations view and understand Sámi minority communities and, more globally, how modern states regard and treat Indigenous populations.

In Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North authors Tom DuBois and Coppélie Cocq examine how Sámi people of Norway, Finland, and Sweden use media to advance a social, cultural, and political agenda anchored in notions of cultural continuity and self-determination. The talk will be moderated by  Professor Troy Storfjell, Pacific Lutheran University and the event will include an introduction from Professor Andy Nestingen, University of Washington. 

Join us online February 6 for a Sámi National Day book talk with DuBois and Cocq. This event is moderated by Troy Storfjell, who is Sámi.

Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North is is part of the series New Directions in Scandinavian Studies, edited by Andy Nestingen and published by University of Washington Press, 2020.

Cost: Free; you must RSVP to receive the Zoom link


About the authors:

Thomas A. DuBois is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Folklore, and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Thomas A. DuBois previously served as Professor at the University of Washington for 10 years.  Among his previous works is his recent Sacred to the Touch: Nordic and Baltic Religious Wood Carving

Coppélie Cocq is professor of European ethnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland, specializing in Sámi studies. Among her previous publications are Revoicing Sámi Narratives: North Sámi Storytelling at the Turn of the Twentieth Century and the coedited volume Perspectives in Indigenous Writing and Literacies.

About he moderator:

Troy Storfjell (Sámi) is a professor of Nordic Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, where he also works in the interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies Program that he helped found. Troy's current work focuses on Sámi and Indigenous film in the context of trans-Indigenous and critical Indigenous studies. He has served on the Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), and on the board of the Romssa Sámi Searvi/Tromsø sameforening.

Recently, Dr. Storfjell participated in the Museum’s virtual Nordic Genealogy Conference, leading a session devoted to Sámi identity and genealogy which you can view on YouTube here.

 

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Virtual Book Talk—Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North
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From YouTube music videos that combine rock and joik (a traditional Sámi musical genre) to hashtags that publicize protests against mining projects in Sámi lands—Sámi activists, artists, and cultural workers have used the media to undo layers of ignorance surrounding Sámi livelihoods and rights to self-determination. Virtual music, films, social media posts, images, and tweets are just some of the diverse media through which Sámi activists transform how Nordic majority populations view and understand Sámi minority communities and, more globally, how modern states regard and treat Indigenous populations.

In Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North authors Tom DuBois and Coppélie Cocq examine how Sámi people of Norway, Finland, and Sweden use media to advance a social, cultural, and political agenda anchored in notions of cultural continuity and self-determination. The talk will be moderated by  Professor Troy Storfjell, Pacific Lutheran University and the event will include an introduction from Professor Andy Nestingen, University of Washington. 

Join us online February 6 for a Sámi National Day book talk with DuBois and Cocq. This event is moderated by Troy Storfjell, who is Sámi.

Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North is is part of the series New Directions in Scandinavian Studies, edited by Andy Nestingen and published by University of Washington Press, 2020.

Cost: Free; you must RSVP to receive the Zoom link


About the authors:

Thomas A. DuBois is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Folklore, and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Thomas A. DuBois previously served as Professor at the University of Washington for 10 years.  Among his previous works is his recent Sacred to the Touch: Nordic and Baltic Religious Wood Carving

Coppélie Cocq is professor of European ethnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland, specializing in Sámi studies. Among her previous publications are Revoicing Sámi Narratives: North Sámi Storytelling at the Turn of the Twentieth Century and the coedited volume Perspectives in Indigenous Writing and Literacies.

About he moderator:

Troy Storfjell (Sámi) is a professor of Nordic Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, where he also works in the interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies Program that he helped found. Troy's current work focuses on Sámi and Indigenous film in the context of trans-Indigenous and critical Indigenous studies. He has served on the Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), and on the board of the Romssa Sámi Searvi/Tromsø sameforening.

Recently, Dr. Storfjell participated in the Museum’s virtual Nordic Genealogy Conference, leading a session devoted to Sámi identity and genealogy which you can view on YouTube here.

 

Headshots of three speakers, two men and a woman

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