Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.

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SápmiToo

14 Mar – 17 Mar '19

A series of lectures, screenings, conversations, performances, poetry, yoik, music and exhibitions.

Maze Church Tour with Tore Turi Photo Susanne Haetta Daiddadallu
Máze Church Tour with Tore Turi. Photo: Susanne Hætta / Dáiddadállu
Slam poetry by Timimie Marak Photo Susanne Haetta Daiddadallu
Slam poetry by Timimie Märak. Photo: Susanne Hætta / Dáiddadállu
Mazejoavku house tour by Ante Guttormsen Photo Susanne Haetta Daiddadallu
Mázejoavku house tour by Ante Guttormsen. Photo: Susanne Hætta / Dáiddadállu

SápmiToo was a four-day programme of lectures, screenings, conversations, performances, poetry, yoik, music and exhibitions curated by Dáiddadállu, which took place place in Máze and Guovdageaidnu. The programme was hosted by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and the artists’ collective Dáiddadállu.

With SápmiToo, OCA continued its long-term engagement with the town of Máze – iconic in recent Sámi political history – and its advocacy for the establishment of an international Indigenous artists’ residency at the former headquarters of the Mázejoavku: Sámi Dáiddajoavku.

Seeking to empower women, artists and Sámi curatorial methodologies, SápmiToo addresses gender roles, violence and sexual abuse in Sápmi and Indigenous communities, the relationship of these realities to the colonial experience, and how art and artists can be at the centre of these important ongoing conversations.

Programme contributors included Wanda Nanibush, Mari Boine, Roger Ludvigsen, Johan Sara Jr, Jenni Laiti, Hilde Skancke Pedersen, Susanne Hætta, Máret Ánne Sara,Timimie Märak, Ánna-Katri Helander, Mikkel Eskil Mikkelsen, Johan Vasara, Dine Fenger Lynge, Elle Sofe Sara, Liv Inger Somby, Nils Joel Partapuoli, Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, Taqralik Partridge, Margrethe Bals Utsi, Anne Lene Turi Dimpas, Inga Marja Steinfjell, Article 3 (Christina Hætta, Élle Márjá Eira, Anne Henriette Reinås Niilut, Sunna Nousuniemi), Anne Merete Gaup, Ingá Márjá Sarre, Katarina Kielatis, Rauna Kuokkanen, Katya García-Antón, Silja Somby, Lisa Kristensen, Runar Myrnes Balto, Liselotte Wajstedt, Elle-Máijá Tailfeather, Lada Suomenrinne, Élle Márjá Eira, Marja Bål Nango, Elin Marakatt and Ante Guttormsen.

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