Arctic Indigenous languages exhibition

About this website

This website is the online version of the traveling multi-media exhibition “Ságastallamin – Telling the story of Arctic Indigenous languages”.

This exhibition was designed by UiT – The Arctic University of Norway Library and the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat in 2019.

The physical exhibition was open at the University Library in Tromsø, Norway from September 16 to November 1 2019. It has since visited Rovaniemi, Finland and Harstad, Norway. It will also be on display at the Fram Centre in Tromsø, Norway from January 13 to March 1 2020. We hope that the exhibition will continue to travel to other locations in Norway and abroad during 2020.

This online virtual exhibition contains:

In addition, the physical exhibition contains:

  • Nine original video interviews with Indigenous language speakers about why their languages are so important to them
  • A computer program where you can listen to phrases in nine of the Sámi languages

If you have any questions about the exhibition please contact:

Linnea Nordström
Project lead from the UiT University Library

Anna Degteva
Project lead from the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat