The Sámi Parliament is pleased to invite you to a Sámi Language Conference in Tromsø on 4 – 5 February 2019. The conference venue will be the Clarion Hotel ‘The Edge’.
Marking the official kick-off of the Sámi Parliament’s language campaign, this conference will be the first major commemoration of the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages in Sápmi. We are delighted to invite Sámi municipalities, language centres, linguistic and cultural institutions, private and public players and business and industry, as well as indigenous peoples from all over the world to this conference.
The Sámi Parliament has initiated a long-term language campaign that we have called “the Language Boost”. It consists of comprehensive, targeted efforts to promote Sámi languages in all areas of society. The Sámi Parliament’s vision is that the Sámi languages will be natural, society-bearing, dynamic languages. Our fundamental tenet is that the Norwegian and Sámi languages shall be considered to be of equal stature and value. This calls for a robust language campaign throughout society, where all players can contribute to promoting the Sámi languages.
The UN has named 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The Sámi Parliament wishes to encourage other indigenous peoples to participate in the language conference as well.
The program you can find here (in norwegian and three Sámi languages):
https://www.samediggi.no/Lagideamit/Sami-giellakonferansa-2019 (northern Sámi)
https://www.saemiedigkie.no/Oeoernedimmieh/Saemien-gielekonferanse-2019 (southern Sámi)
https://www.samedigge.no/Asadime/Same-giellakonferanssa-2019 (lule Sámi)
Link to Facebook-event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377176806437674/
To register, please follow this link: https://gtravel.qondor.com/ParticipantWeb/Registration/45379?bookingRef=0
The registration fee is NOK 500, and the deadline for registration is 20 January 2019.