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