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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Sámi Pathfinders / Sámi Ofelaččat

In partnership with Sámi University College, the 'Sámi Pathfinders' programme brings together students from across Sápmi to act as mediators for 'The Sámi Pavilion' project. The 'Sámi Pathfinders' guide visitors through the exhibition, offering insights on culture and society from a Sámi perspective.

The 'Sámi Pathfinders' is a national programme in which Sámi students travel for a year to schools and other relevant arenas sharing information about Sámi culture and society. The programme is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration Reform and Church Affairs and run by the Sámi University College in Kautokeino.

Learn more about the 'Sámi Pathfinders' programme here

The 'Sámi Pathfinders' mediating in 'The Sámi Pavilion' are Ane Malene Nordeng, Emma Elliane Oskal Valkeapää, Nathaniel Holan Larsen, Dan Jonas Danielsen Sparrok, Vibeke Persen, Ida Marja Emilie Marakatt Lindseth, Elle Ravna Näkkäläjärvi, Elle Mari Dunfjell Oskal, Lemet Nystad, Inga Maret Solberg Åhren, Maila Risten Bongo Dikkanen, Marie Kvernmo and Ellen Marie Jensen.

The coordinators of the 'Sámi Pathfinders' programme run by the Sámi University College in Kautokeino are Lena Susanne Kvernmo Gaup and Eva Måsø.

In Northern Sámi, the project is called 'Sámi Ofelaččat', and in Norwegian, 'Samiske Veivisere'.