This website is the online version of the traveling multi-media exhibition “Ságastallamin – Telling the story of Arctic Indigenous languages”.
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:
- Six original texts about Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ languages, their status, and importance
- Eight case-studies showcasing language revitalization efforts going on around the circumpolar Arctic
- An overview text about the Sámi languages
- A language map of the region
- A Spotify playlist with a selection of some music made by Arctic Indigenous musicians.
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:
Project lead from the UiT University Library
Project lead from the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat