Nordic Sámi Youth Conference
The theme of the conference is climate change. The indigenous peoples of the Arctic are most affected by climate change. Sámi youth are especially worried about the impact of climate change on the traditional livelihoods and culture of the Sámi people. As a part of the conference, the Sámi youth will outline a common declaration against climate change and plan operation models for this.
The conference is free of charge and open to all Sámi youth.
The Youth Council, which is under the Sámi Parliamentary Council, organises the Nordic Sámi Youth Conference every two years. The conference is organised in cooperation with youth from the Sámi Parliaments of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The main organiser of the conference is the Sámi Parliament’s Youth Council.
When: 26.8.2021 Finnish time from 9:00 to 15:00
Theme: Climate change
project worker Milla Pulska
tel. +358 40 6695295
Youth4Nature: Mobilising Youth to Lead for Nature and Climate, Storytelling
The climate crisis can lead to dangerous generalized anxiety and inaction. This workshop will counteract catastrophic narratives of climate change through a tool for social change: storytelling. Storytelling describes the social and cultural practices of telling stories and narratives, and during this workshop focused on youth, you will learn how to channel your energy into storytelling solutions and narratives. We will share storytelling tips as well as we will have some story crafting exercises together.
Emmi Nuorgam: Social media and influencing
Professional communicator, writer, media producer and social media influencer Emmi Nuorgam’s workshop will address developing Sámi society through influencing. What is social action? Or modern activism? In the workshop, we will think about different ways for making a change and will find the best ways for ourselves for taking action. The workshop includes an exercise.
Pauliina Feodoroff: Climate activism Sápmi
Skolt Sámi theatre director and artivist/activist Pauliina Feodoroff’s workshop will map Sámi youth’s observations from their living environments. What are we losing due to climate change? What can locals do? With what types of mechanisms can we share information? How can we create a uniform message and policy? What is the message?