My contribution to the Annual Meeting for the American Folklore Society (Minneapolis, October 18-21), is about Language and Self-Representation in Participatory Media. It is part of my ongoing book project about Sámi media. See abstract below and follow the links if you want to know more about the conference!
Revitalizing Media? Language and Self-Representation in Participatory Media
This presentation examines the use of participatory media for promoting languages and for sharing knowledge about Sámi life and culture. Examining initiatives of Sámi institutions and actors, this paper discusses media use from the perspective of communication and empowerment. Further, this presentation reflects upon the role and impact of participatory media for revitalization. Given the combination of a vivid context for reassessing Indigenous identities and a high degree of digital literacy and internet access, Sápmi represents an ideal vantage point for the broader study of the potential of internet for indigenous communities, and its role in Indigenous contexts.