october, 2022

13oct18:0018:55INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN THE ARCTIC:  INTERNATIONAL DECADE OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES18:00 - 18:55 Event Type :Event

Event Details

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN THE ARCTIC:  INTERNATIONAL DECADE OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

Session at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2022, organized by The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding, University of Iceland, Iceland
Time: 13 October, 18:00-18:55
Location: TBA

SPEAKERS

  • Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Professor emerita, University of Iceland, Vigdís International Centre; Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages, Iceland: Promoting Cultural Expression and Linguistic Diversity
  • Tove Søvndahl Gant, Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Greenland, Greenland Representation in Reykjavik, Greenland: Preserving and Developing Kalaallisut: Perspectives from Greenland
  • Aluki Kotierk, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated; Co-chair of the Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages, Canada; Incoming member of the UNPFII (2023), Canada: We Deserve to Live with Dignity too. The Struggle for Nunavut Inuit to Receive Essential Public Services in Inuktut
  • Paul Pelletier, Director-General, Indigenous Languages Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada; Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages, Canada: A Collaborative Strategy toward an Action Plan for the IDIL in Canada
  • Kristin Solbjør, Deputy Director-General, Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Department of Indigenous and National Minority Affairs, Government of Norway; Member, Steering Committee for UNs International Decade of Indigenous Languages, Norway: Native Peoples’ Languages in a Digital Age
  • Aili Keskitalo, Political Adviser on Indigenous peoples, Climate and Environment, Amnesty International Norway: Can the Sinews to Our Ancestors Go Digital? A Reflection on Indigenous Languages in the Arctic

Chair: Sofiya Zahova, Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding

Time

(Thursday) 18:00 - 18:55

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