Sámi Conference

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The first international Sámi Conference was officially opened in Jokkmokk, Sweden on August 31, 1953 and closed four days later on September 3. Since then, the Sámi conferences have come to be important venues for the Sámi across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia to come together and discuss critical Sámi issues. Delegates have used the conferences as a forum to approve cultural symbols such as the Sami flag, the Sámi anthem Sámi soga lávlla, Sami National Day, etc.

A list of the Sámi Conferences[edit]

Conference Location Main theme
XX 2013 Murmansk, Russia Sápmi 2053 - Sami culture and intensive industrial development[1]
XIX ? ? ?
XVIII 2004 Norway Sápmi for the Sámi
XVII 2000 Kiruna, Sweden Self-governance
XVI 1996 Murmansk, Russia Verddevuohta in the north — the Sámi model
XV 1992 Helsinki, Finland The Sámi unite in Europe
XIV 1989 Lakselv, Norway Self-governance
XIII 1986 Åre, Sweden Tourism in Sápmi
XII 1983 Utsjoki, Finland
XI 1980 Tromsø, Norway Sámi political program
X 1978 Arjeplog, Sweden
IX 1976 Inari, Finland How do the Sámi live and why?
VIII 1974 Snåsa, Norway Work and work methods at the (Nordic) Sámi Institute
VII 1971 Gällivare, Sweden Sámi cultural policy
VI 1968 Hetta, Finland Do the Sámi have a future in the Nordic Countries: Sámi, governmental and civil rights
V 1965 Tana, Norway Sámi plans for the future
IV 1962 Kiruna, Sweden Democracy and minorities
III 1959 Inari, Finland Reindeer husbandry, language issues, etc.
II 1956 Karasjok, Norway Scholastic and educational issues, natural resources and ways of making a living.
I 1953 Jokkmokk, Sweden

Bibliography[edit]

  1. ^ "По итогам 20-ой конференции определен новый состав Союза саамов". Мурманский вестник. 2013-05-07. Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-04-21.