PhD workshop, Tampere University (Finland), 25-26 November 2022. When Shawn Wilson (Opaskwayak Cree) wrote the precursor to his much celebrated book on Indigenous methodologies, he stated that the dominant paradigms of research build on the fundamental belief that knowledge is individual; it is produced by individuals, disseminated by individuals, and thus owned by individuals (Wilson…


«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.»


«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»

I am a Sámi woman, and so I am strong!

«Appealing to the notion of the strong Sámi women is not, however, a simple compliment on the inborn strength of my people. Though it is true that the legacy of colonialism and the trauma it implies, have forced upon us a greater fortitude, the insidious rationality to the strong Sámi woman is that it silences us.»

In the beginning

where I soon learned that Indiana Jones did not equal a realistic portrayal of archaeologists. Still, I grew to love it