Book launch: 'Indigenous Research Methodologies in Sámi and Global Contexts' recording

is now available with subtitles.

Indigenous Research Meth­od­o­lo­gies in Sámi and Global Con­texts  (Brill 2021) is the first edited compilation on Sámi and Indigenous research methodologies in North European academic context. Its launch on the May 20th 2021 in the Think Corner was recorded and accessible at /fi/unitube/video/61ec315c-26ab-4ff0-9565-b2cdb05b3942.


In the event, the editors and authors presented the chapters on their own methodological choices in Indigenous research and discussed the geneology of Sámi and Indigenous Studies locally, regionally, and more globally.


The presenters in the order of appeareance: 

 Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (University of Helsinki) (also hosting the event) 

 Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland/ Sámi University of Applied Sciences)  

 Torjer Olsen (UIT–the Arctic University of Norway)  

Irja Seurujärvi-Kari (University of Helsinki)  

Hanna Guttorm (University of Helsinki)  

Lea Kantonen (University of the Arts Helsinki)  

Jelena Porsanger (University of Helsinki)  

Hanna Outakoski (Umeå University/ UiT the Arctic University of Norway) 

Marja-Liisa Olthuis (University of Oulu)  

Attila Paksi (University of Helsinki) 

Maria Fedina, Indigenous Studies PhD researcher at the Univeristy of Helsinki


Indigenous Research Meth­od­o­lo­gies in Sámi and Global Con­texts addresses the conceptualization and practice of Indigenous research methodologies especially in Sámi and North European academic contexts. It examines the meaning of Sámi research and research methodologies, practical levels of doing Indigenous research today in different contexts, as well as global debates in Indigenous research. The contributors present place-specific and relational Sámi research approaches as well as reciprocal methodological choices in Indigenous research in North-South relationships. This edited volume is a result of a research collaboration in four countries where Sámi people live. By taking the readers to diverse local discussions, the collection emphasizes communal responsibility and care as a key in doing Indigenous research.  

The edited compilation is available open access: