GÁKTI SOM FORTELLING OG JURIDISK DOKUMENT. Den siste tida har media florert av meninger og ytringer om den samiske kofta, eller gákti [nordsamisk]. For det første så syns jeg det er veldig trist at spørsmål om koftebruk og hvem som har rett til å bruke kofte reduseres til identitetspolitikk. Nå har riktignok nyere forskning pekt…
«To a trained eye, the costumes marketed by said company are of course easily spotted as fake, but its not so much a question of the visuals being authentic or not. To a much larger degree, the problem is that our cultures are still perceived as a free for all, the property of no one and therefore applicable to everyone.»
» And so, Indigenous eventually came to occupy the domain of nature, far removed from the “cultured” colonist. In time, culture would come to be defined by reference to its opposing concept, nature. Similarly, the “noble savage”, or the Indigenous would become the other to the colonizer»
Allikevel synes folk flest, i hvert fall etter norsk offentlighet å dømme, at det er greit å kle seg ut som Pocahontas – for «det gjør man jo tross alt som barn».
«Having dyslexia should never be a source of shame, but if someone is shaming you for that reason, then just know that that’s on them and never on you.»
«The sjiele is a very complex cultural expression. Like many Indigenous communities, a central aspect of the Sámi experience of indigeneity is the philosophy of the gift»
The means of prioritizing Indigenous ways of knowing, of being, and of doing in research. Ever since ‘first contact’ in the context of colonialism, the story of Indigenous peoples’ has been one «of ‘nospeak’ and no-voice’. It has been a story of silence, of invisibility, of conquest, marginalization and powerlessness«.  As a consequence, Indigenous…
«far from being gracious, most contemporaries perceived the Sámi people to be far inferior to the civilized Westerners, and in fact more likely to be related to animals, or at best a race of beings that had once – in the Stone Age – populated the entirety of Europe. «
Wanting to diversify the fields are all well and good, but why would any of us want to train in disciplines that has made victim blaming into an art?
«Indigenous language, is at its most basic a body of living cultural knowledge meaning that in Indigenous societies, where written materials have been the excemption rather than the rule, it is the spoken language that serves as literature»