Focal Point North: Network, indigenous institutions and knowledge production.

Excursion to Nordland and Norrbotten counties

The map shows the planned itinerary. The map is made by Kristian Aambø

On April 23rd 2014, a group of approximately 20 students and employees from UiT will embark on a weeklong trip to the counties of Nordland (Norway) and Norrbotten (Sweden) under the auspices of the project Focal Point North. During this trip, the group will visit a number of important institutions in the region, such as Árran Lulesami Centre in Tysfjord, the Sami Parliament in Kiruna, Ájtte Museum in Jokkmokk, the Silver Museum in Arjeplog, the County Governor of Nordland, the reindeer husbandry administration in Fauske, and finally the University of Nordland in Bodø. In addition, other institutions and organizations will introduce their work and special tasks to an international audience. The topic for this year’s excursion is “Indigenous peoples, extractive industries and policies”, and it will provide the participants with knowledge on the topic from a High North perspective.

After the trip the students at the master's in indigenous studies made a presentation and photo exhibition. You can see it online here: Excursion Exhibition – Sápmi 2014


Wednesday 23.04:

Departure from Tromsø to Bodø
Bus from Bodø to Drag/Tysfjord
- Árran Lulesami Centre: Visit to the museum and presentations by Lars Magne Andressen, Sven-roald Nystø, Bruce Morén-Duolljá and Allan Sande
Bus from Drag to Narvik

Thursday 24.04:
Departure from Narvik to Kiruna, Sweden 
- The Swedish Sami Parliament
- Gruvstadparken/Mine City Park

Friday 25.04:
Departure from Kiruna to Jokkmokk, Sweden
-Ajtte Museum

Saturday 26.04: 
- Excursion to Vuollerim, a Forest Sami Village
- Crossing the polar Circle

Sunday 27.04:
Departure from Jokkmokk to Arjeplog, Sweden
- Silvermuseum: Presentations by Bertil Marklund, Ingela Bergman and Sven-Donald Hedman

Monday 28.04:
Departure from Arjeplog to Fauske, Norway. 
- Reindeer husbandry management in Nordland

Tuesday 29.04:
Departure from Fauske to Sulitjelma
- Nordland museum: Sulitjelma mining museum
Return to Fauske

Wednesday 30.04:
Departure from Fauske til Bodø
- Nord university: Presentation by Kevin Johansen, Alan Hutchinson, Astri Dankertsen and Per Ravna.
Flight from Bodø to Tromsø

Pictures from the trip

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At the Sami Parliament in Kiruna
At the Sami Parliament in Kiruna
Stories about the struggle to stop mining in Gallok/ Kallak Ajtte sami museum
Ajtte sami museum – sami drums

A strong meeting around the camp fire

Final exam in setting up a sami tent (lavvo) 

Jumping over the polar circle

Saturday and day of from meeting rooms and lectures

Visit in the mines in Sulitjelma

Visiting the university in Nordland
Lecture about earmarking of reindeer

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