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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Sovereign Words. Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism.

5 December '18
Árdna – the Sámi Cultural House
Arctic University of Norway
Romssa / Tromsø

‘Sovereign Words. Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism’ was launched in Tromsø in 2018. A first-of-its-kind reader of Indigenous voices, Sovereign Words charts perspectives across art and film, ethics and history, theory and the museology field. With the canonical power systems of the international art world increasingly under fire today, the book makes a strong bid for knowledge-building and intellectual alliances that might inform the cultural and artistic processes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous futures.

For the launch of ‘Sovereign Words. Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism’, contributors Kabita Chakma, David Garneau, Kimberley Moulton, Biung Ismahasan, Irene Snarby and Ánde Somby reconvened to present and converse around their essays and the book’s relevance across artistic, curatorial, theoretical, cinematic, museological, ethical and legal fields.

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