Day 1: 25th January

18:30-21.00 Reception at Árdna, The Sámi cultural house it UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Taxi leaves Clarion Hotel the Edge at 18.00. Taxi back to Clarion Hotel the Edge leaves from Árdna at 21.15

Day 2: 26th January

08.00-9.00: Registration at conference venue, Clarion Hotel The Edge

09.00-09.30 Introduction and welcome by the GIDA-Sápmi conference committee. Opening remarks from

  • The Norwegian Sámi Parliament
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway

09.30-10.30: "Towards data sovereignty in Aotearoa/New Zealand", Keynote Tahu Kukutai, Professor of Demography, University of Waikato

10.30 -11.00: Break

11.00-12.00: Session one. Three presenters (15 minutes each), followed by Q&A

  • "Indigenous navigator in Sápmi - Saami data for Saami advocacy" ​​​​​– David Nathaniel Berger,  The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
  • "Touchstones of Data Protection connected to the Production of Sámi Knowledge" ​​​​​–  Lydia Heikkilä, Sámi Parliament (Finland), Rauna Kuokkanen, University of Lapland. 
  • "Data to govern (or lack thereof). A structured overview of Sámi (non-)presence in official statistics in Norway" ​​​​​– Torunn Pettersen, Sámi University of Applied Sciences 

12.00-13.00 Session two. Three presenters (15 minutes each), followed by Q&A

  • "From DigiJoik to Luohtevuorkká" ​​​​​– Camilla Brattland, Trude Fonneland and Rossella Ragazzi, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • "Towards an Open Government Data policy for Indigenous Peoples’ Digital Cultural Heritage" ​​​​​– Dino Girardi, Rosa Maria Ballardini and Inker-Anni Linkola-Aikio, University of Lapland
  • "Who governs our stories?" ​​​​​– Else Grete Broderstad and Eva Josefsen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.00 "History of GIDA and the CARE principles- towards indigenous governance of data." Keynote Stephanie Russo Carroll, GIDA co-director and Assistant Professor of Public Health at University of Arizona. (Via zoom)  

15.00-15.15: Presentation of the Sami Parliament’s Expert Ethics Committee for Sami Health Research. Siv Kvernmo, Head of Committee.

15.15-16.30 Session three. Three presenters (15 minutes each), followed by Q&A.

  • "Data governance of the Sámi-HET Study in Sweden"  ​​​​​– Lena Maria Nilsson, Miguel San Sebastian and Petter Stoor, Umeå University
  • "Experiences from the HALDI study 2018-2022"  ​​​​​– Christina Storm Mienna, Per Axelsson and Katarina Nägga, Umeå University 
  • "An example of Sami data governance within university infrastructures"  ​​​​​– Ann Ragnhild Broderstad, Marita Melhus and Susanna Siri, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Conference dinner at 19.00 at the conference venue, Clarion Hotel the Edge

Day 3: 27th January

06.00 - 07.30: Optional morning ice-bathing and sauna at PUST, a sauna in the centre of Tromsø (Wardrobe and cold water shower)

08.45 - 09.00 Opening remarks from the president of The Saami Council Aslat Holmberg.  

09.00 - 10.00 : "A First Nations Data Governance Strategy and Exercising our Rights Over Data", Keynote Erin Corston, Executive Lean, National Data Champion Team, First Nations Indigenous Governance Centre, Canada

10.00 -10.15: "Stewardship and data", Magnus Kostøl, adviser from the Sami Parliament in Norway

10.15-11.30: Session four. Three presenters (15 minutes each), followed by Q&A

  • "Data management and school research in an ethnic minority context" – Hanna Maarit Outakoski, Umeå University
  • "Open language data in the age of Machine Learning" –  Lene Antonsen, Sjur Nørstebø Moshagen, Trond Trosterud and Linda Wiechetek, UiT The Arctic University of Norway"
  • "Research on Indigenous Data Governance Protocols" – Adrien Tofighi-Niaki and Ramin Soleymani Fard, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
  • "Challenges and needs for an ethical implementation of Open Science in Sámi research" – Coppélie Cocq, Umeå University 

11.30-12.00: Break

12.00-13.00: Roundtable discussion: "Ensuring Indigenous data sovereignty and governance in European arctic research: a roadmap towards decolonial Arctic research"

  • Participants are Aslak Holmberg and Eva Fjellheim from the Saami council, Britt Kramvig, Nina Hermansen and Jan Erik Henriksen from IVO (Indigenous Voices research group.), UiT The Artic University of Norway. Jan Erik will lead the discussion. 

13.00-14.00: Lunch 

14.00-14:30: Closing comments and goodbye.

14.30-15.30: Meeting with presenters. 

Bures boahtin / Welcome

Language and interpretation 

All presentations will be given in English or northern sámi language. Interpretation between English and northern sámi will be available on Zoom.

If you need interpretation

  1. Download the Zoom app on your phone or laptop (download for iPhonedownload for Android)
  2. Join Zoom Meeting by clicking this link
    Or by using this meeting ID: 694 8782 4885 with the password: 435059
  3. Choose northern sámi language for interpretation. Interpreters will use same channel for english interpretation.