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Brown-bag seminar med Veli-Pekka Lehtola

Torsdag 23. mai 2017, kl. 11:15-12:30

Senter for samiske studier, Guovssu, TEO H2.228

Veli-Pekka Lehtola vil holde en presentasjon med følgende tema: “How the ILO-convention became rejected in Finland”.

The ratification of the ILO Convention No. 169 concerning the rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in independent countries were debated in Finland for decades (1990-2015). The presentation depicts the aggressive dispute in publicity, which included problems in defining Sámi identity, new interpretations of Sámi and Lapland history, and even mystifications and populistic modes of speaking in the blazing Internet forum discussions. In 2015, the Finnish Parliament rejected (or officially said: postponed) the ratification. The presentation deals with diverse contexts and argumentations of this process. One central question is why the Sámi rights to self-determination that felt self-evident in democratic Finland still in the 1990s were challenged so that representatives from Lapland were in frontline to vote against the ILO convention.

Veli-Pekka Lehtola is professor of Sámi culture in the Giellagas Institute at the University of Oulu, Finland. As a researcher, Lehtola is specialised in the history of the Sámi and Lapland, in modern Sámi art, as well as in the development of the Sámi representations.

Velkommen! / Buresboahtin!

Ansvarlig for siden: Else Grete Broderstad
Sist oppdatert: 22.11.2021 14:18