Árran - Ecology of Indigenous Languages


Join this conference to discuss with renown indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and artists and to learn about Indigenous languages in the view of current socio-political, economic, and environmental changes. The speakers are coming from several continents to Helsinki. The event is a part of official program of the Year of Indigenous Languages declared by the UN and Unesco. In Northern Sámi language, ‘Árran’ means hearth/fireplace, and we take it as an analogy to discuss communally Indigenous languages. Metaphorically, sharing stories and narratives, verbal art, ways of speaking, and their symbolism fuels the warmth and guarantees the continuation of the Árran.