Arctic Sustainable Futures? Visions and Perspectives from Indigenous Studies and Peoples
29 Jan. 2018
, House A, A3024:
Invitation to participate at the international symposium
Arctic Sustainable Futures?
Visions and Perspectives from Indigenous Studies and Peoples
The Arctic is currently undergoing a vast and rapid transformation through climate change and industrial exploitations, affecting livelihoods and cultures. Different visions of sustainable futures collide and clash; perspectives on what long-term sustainability should look like are vigorously debated. Whose perspectives are valued and prioritised? How can Indigenous experiences of and perspectives on sustainability be included into policymaking?
This symposium will
• Bring together prominent international scholars from Canada, Australia, and Sweden to share experiences and develop networks;
• Discuss what Indigenous Studies could bring to the Arctic communities in general and to Luleå University of Technology, inhabitants in Norrbotten county and Luleå in particular;
• Promote the establishment of Indigenous Studies at Luleå University of Technology, as being the northernmost Swedish university, located in Sápmi – Sábme.
Please note that there the number of participants will be limited, register latest by January 21st.