Soptsestimmie (storytelling)

June 5th – 7th, Girjegumpi – Nordlandsmuseet

The event Soptsestimmie: Baajh vaeride årrodh = Land back! is scheduled to take place in the outdoor areas of the Nordland Museum (Bymuseet) in Bodø between June 5th and 7th. Soptsestimmie, which means “storytelling” or “conversation” in Southern Sami, is an initiative led by researchers aiming to address current questions related to the Sami reindeer herding community’s struggle to defend their historical habitats, practices, values, knowledge, and worldview. The goal is to connect these experiences to indigenous struggles in other parts of the world. The event aims to explore how academia can actively combat colonial injustice and create a space for action at the intersection of art, knowledge, solidarity, and activism. Music, art, and culture will play a central role in conveying these themes throughout the three evenings of the event.