Kajsa Kemi Gjerpe
Presentation title: From indigenous education to indigenising mainstream education
Kajsa Kemi Gjerpe is a phd candidate
at the Centre for Sami Studies, UiT the Arctic University of Norway.
She is doing her phd on Sami education in Norway, looking specifically
at Sami content in curricula and textbooks.
Presentation title: Language nest pedagogy in Sámi early childhood education
Rauni Äärelä-Vihriälä is a 36 years old PhD and a class teacher. Her studies focuses on a topic of Sámi language immersion in Finland.
Rauni is also an M.A. from the University of Lapland, class 2007. Last fifteen years she has been working as a class teacher and a sámi language teacher in Sompio primary school, in Sodankylä. Currently she is working as a principal in Sompio school. Sodankylä is her hometown, where she lives with her family. She is a mother of two children.
As a sámi herself she is interested in her society educational developing. Especially learning materials in the sámi language classes and in the sámi education for generally. Rauni is a member of steering group in a primary school sámi as a foreign language studies learning material called GEA 1- Gollemeahcci.
Pigga Keskitalo (Chair)
Doctor Pigga Keskitalo is a University Researcher at University of Lapland. She is a Title of Docent at University of Helsinki.
Presentation title: Sámi language, linguistic landscape and Sámi education
Ph.D. Senior Officer Inker-Anni
Linkola-Aikio, Sámi Archives (National Archives of Finland). Inker-Anni
Linkola-Aikio is a Senior Officer in the Sámi Archives in Finland. She
has worked as an Associate Professor in Sámi University of Applied
Sciences (Norway) in the Faculty of Sámi Teachers’ Education and
Indigenous Journalism 2017 – 2019. She graduated from the University of
Helsinki 1996 with Master degree in Finno-Ugric linguistics and received
her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Education in the University of Lapland
2014. Her Ph.D research title was The Sámi Scool’s Linguistic
Landscape: An ethnographical study on the Sámi language in an upper
secondary education institute. Her current research interests are
Linguistic landscape, Sámi secondary education, Sámi educational
history, Language policy and language attitudes in Sámi education.
Presentation title: Be(com)ing Indigenous (Education)
PhD Hanna Guttorm is widely interested in life and its’ possibilities on our planet. She is especially inspired on Indigenous ontologies as well as post theories, with which she investigates, how we could do and write research in order to make a change towards a more ecological, social and cultural sustainability and solidarity. She has a position as an associate professor in Sámi teacher education at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences and works currently as a postdoctoral researcher in Indigenous studies and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) at the University of Helsinki.