Introduction and welcome week program
Sámi University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) officially opened 1st of November 1989.
This year Sámi University of Applied Sciences is celebrating our 30th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the University launches a concert for the students with the young Sámi talented artists Ivan Buljo and Sámi Grand Prix Covered.
Ole Henrik Magga celebration seminar
A seminar to celebrate professor emeritus Ole Henrik Magga
November 15, 2017, at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences
Please join the Sámi University of Applied Sciences in celebrating the 70th birthday of its first professor and the first president of the Sámi Parliament in Norway, Ole Henrik Magga. At this celebratory seminar, we will examine Magga’s career as a linguist and a Sámi politician, and his work to advance Indigenous human rights and Sámi higher education.
The seminar will be held primary in North Sámi. Interpretation into English will be arranged. The participation fee is 200 Nkr, and includes lunch and a celebratory dinner.
To register for the event, please visit:
The deadline for registrations is November 1, 2017.
Professor Vuokko Hirvonen
The seminar is organized by the Sámi University of Applied Sciences and the Sámi Parliament in Norway.
09.00–09.10 Opening remarks
09.10–09.15 Celebratory address by the Rector of the Sámi University of Applied Sciences
09.20–09.30 Celebratory address by the President of the Sámi Parliament in Norway
09.30–10.15 The challenges of the Sámi language as an Indigenous language: research and future
Celebratory lecture by Professor emeritus Ole Henrik Magga, Sámi University of Applied Sciences
10.15–10.45 COFFEE BREAK
10.45–11.15 Ole Henrik Magga as a linguist
Professor Jussi Ylikoski, Giellagas Institute, University of Oulu
11.45–12.15 When we began to show Sámi spirit (ČSV)
Professor emeritus Johán Lemet Kalstad, Sámi University of Applied Sciences
12.45–13.15 Ole Henrik Magga as the President of the Sámi Parliament in Norway
Rune Fjellheim, Director, Sámi Parliament in Norway
13.15–13.45 Representing Indigenous Peoples: XHM as the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues
Laila Susanne Vars, Deputy director, Norwegian National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)
13.45–14.15 Ole Henrik Magga as an intermediary between the Sámi and state officials – the advancement of Sámi rights
Professor Else Grete Broderstad, Center for Sámi Research, UiT Arctic University in Norway
14.00–14.30 COFFEE BREAK
14.30–15.15 “Place names hold the roots of a nation”. The work of Ole Heandarat with Sámi place names
Associate Professor Kaisa Rautio Helander, Sámi University of Applied Sciences
15.15–15.45 Ole Henrik Magga as a colleague, teacher and advisor
Doctoral Candidate Helena Omma, Sámi University of Applied Sciences
Professor Vuokko Hirvonen, Sámi University of Applied Sciences
15.45 Closing remarks
19.00– CELEBRATORY DINNER
The program is subject to change.