The conference gathers resourceful people from the indigenous world to meet and share experiences within the field of education, from early childhood on to higher education.

Research and results in the following areas will be presented:

  • Revitalization of language and culture
  • Digital possibilities in indigenous education
  • New practices in arctic indigenous education

The primary objective of The Arctic Indigenous Education Conference is to look at results achieved so far, recognize examples of good practice, and identify problems and challenges and propose new perspectives in the area of indigenous arctic education. The organizers are hoping to bring together new theoretical approaches and practical models of arctic indigenous education with Arctic and worldwide perspectives.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Asta Balto, Sápmi
  • Kristen Snyder, Sweden
  • Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Aotearoa/New-Zealand
  • Graham Smith, Aotearoa/New-Zealand

In addition to the vocational program, there will be cultural elements, entertainment, and sit-down dinners at the following events:

  • Monday March 14th: Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday March 15th: Traditional Sámi Feast & Cultural Presentations, open mic night
  • Wednesday March 16th: Formal Dinner, concert