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Rights for Sámi persons with disability - challenges and opportunities

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Do persons with a Sámi background and disability face other challenges than other persons with disability? Do the Sámi culture offer other opportunities for persons with disabilities? What conditions do the local, regional and national society have to offer in order allow Sámi persons with disability to live to their full potential? Come and learn about the latest research in the field and what the United Nations are doing to handle issues in relation to indigenous people with disability. You’ll also here persons talk from their own experience growing up in a Sámi context with disability.

Programme

 

09:30             Welcome by University of Lapland

                      (TBC)

 

09:35             A Sami welcome by Sámi parliament

By Tuomas Aslak Juuso, Second vice chair of the Sámi Parliament in Finland

 

09:40             United Nations’ indigenous-specific mechanisms’ work from a disability perspective

                      By Alexey Tsykarev Expert Member in United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

 

10:10             My challenges and opportunities -Sami with disability

By Piera Jovnna Somby from Norwegian Sápmi

and Ara Aikio from Finnish Sápmi (TBC)

 

10:40             Coffee break

 

11:00             Rights for persons with a Sami origin and rights for persons with disability in Finland

By Viveca Arrhenius, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland

 

11:30             Results from interviews with Sámi persons with disabilities in Sweden

                      By Margaretha Uttjek, researcher at University of Umeå

Kia Flykt (TBC)

                     

 

12:00             Lunch with Sámi music (TBC)

 

13:30             Results from a Sámi/Norwegian study

                      Findings and areas to find out more about.

                      By Line Melbøe (TBC)

                     

 

13:50             A Finnish/Sami study about experience of persons with disabilities.

                      By Lydia Heikkilä and Liisa Hokkanen

 

14:10             SamiSoster’s work

                      By Mrs Ristenrauna Magga, title

 

14:30             The perspective from the disability organizations

Kalle Könkkölä /Ulrika Krook (TBC)

 

14:50             Coffee break

 

15:10             From a relative’s point of view

By Marjo-Riitta Mattus, PhD student (TBC)

 

15:30             Reflections from the day and the way forward.

 

15:55             Closing remarks

                      (TBC)

 

Moderator of the seminar is Anna Dahlberg, Nordic project leader at the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues  

The lectures will mainly be in English, but with interpretation to Finnish (and English).

Watch livestream here.

Programme

09:30 Welcome by University of Lapland  (TBC)

09:35 A Sámi welcome by Sámi parliament
By Tiina Sanila-Aikio, The president of Sámi Parliament

09:40 United Nations’ indigenous-specific mechanisms’ work from a disability perspective
By Alexey Tsykarev Expert Member in United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

10:10 My challenges and opportunities -Sámi with disability 
By Piera Jovnna Somby from Norwegian Sápmi and Ara Aikio from Finnish Sápmi

10:40 Coffee break

11:00 Rights for persons with a Sámi origin and rights for persons with disability in Finland
By Viveca Arrhenius, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland 

11:30 Results from interviews with Sámi persons with disabilities in Sweden
By Margaretha Uttjek, researcher at University of Umeå

12:00 Lunch

13:15 Results from a Sámi/Norwegian study
Findings and areas to find out more about. By Line Melbøe, researcher at the Arctic University in Tromsø, Campus Harstad (TBC)

13:35 A Finnish/Sámi study about experience of persons with disabilities.
By Lydia Heikkilä, Liisa Hokkanen and Elsa Laiti-Hedemäki, researchers at the University of Lapland

13:55 Influence on services by Sámi persons with intellectual disability
By Gry Bogetun at County Governor of Finnmark

14:10 SámiSoster’s work
By Mrs Ristenrauna Magga, executive director/ Sosiaalineuvos at SámiSoster

14:30 The perspective from the disability organizations
Kalle Könkkölä, executive director of the Threshold association 

14:50 Coffee break

15:10 Reflections from the participants and audience

15:30 Reflections from the day and the way forward.

15:55 Closing remarks
By University of Lapland and Nordic Welfare Centre

Moderator of the seminar is Anna Dahlberg, Nordic project leader at the Nordic Welfare Centre

Händelsedetaljer

Start: 2016-11-10 - kl 09:30
Slut: 2016-11-10 - kl 16:00
Adress:
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Yliopistonkatu 8, Rovaniemi, Finland
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