First part of the programme is the launch of book "Including the North: a Comparative Study of the Policies on Inclusion and Equity in the Circumpolar North". The book is first joing research endeavour of UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education, as it was edited and authored by members of the network. The book was part of Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) project, and it was accepted as deliverable in the ministerial meeting of Arctic Council in Rovaniemi in May. The online version of the book is already available.

After the book launch, there will be panel discussion titled "Including the North: Indigenous Languages and Inclusion Policies in Education". The panel focuses on themes like inclusive policies and practices in the North, culturally sensitive education, and identity building.

Speakers in the panel are:

Dr. Mhairi Beaton, Leeds Beckett University, UK (chair)
Dr. Natalia Flotskaya, Northern Arctic Federal University, Russia
Professor Diane Hirshberg, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
Dr. Marja-Riitta Kotilainen, University of Lapland, Finland
Dr. Suvi Lakkala, University of Lapland, Finland
Ass. Professor Gregor Maxwell, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (TBC)

The event is part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages activities of the UArctic Thematic Network and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network.

For more information, visit the UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education website.