This website is the online version of the traveling multi-media exhibition “Ságastallamin – Telling the story of Arctic Indigenous languages” designed 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:
- 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
Questions about the exhibition
If you have any questions about the exhibition or if you would like to display it or any of the material contained within it at your institution please contact:
Project lead from the UiT University Library
Project lead from the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat