Indigenous Studies is a knowledge/power domain where the connections between Indigenous knowledges, relatedness, and embodiment distinguish and mark the epistemological foundation of scholarship. Indigenous-embodied knowledges means non-Indigenous scholars can engage with Indigenous analytics but not produce them. The common denominator is Indigenous peoples’ own aspirations, values and perspectives and the development of supporting research theories and methodologies. Indigenous based, ethically sustainable research relationships are essential and self evident.

North America, Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand are prominent locations of Indigenous Studies scholarship. The field of Indigenous Studies with Sámi focus is already established in Norway and Finland, while it is currently emerging in Sweden.

May-Britt Öhman
Gunilla Larsson,
Eva-Charlotta Helsdotter.


Date: Mars 20th, 2019, time:15:15-17:00, Location: Engelska parken, House 22, room 22-1017.

Participant: Karin Eriksson, PhD student in Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington, USA, specializing in feminist studies. Kaisa Huuva, doctoral student in Sami studies at Umeå University.


Welcome to Climate Futures Workshop by Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies.

Datum: 13 november 2019
Tid: 09.00-17.00 (plus postseminarium och middag)
Plats: Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3C, Uppsala universitet.

The purposes of the workshop are to:

  • Present the ongoing work for discussion. What results do we have so far? How to proceed?
  • Prepare for further applications to expand the research project and activities.
  • Expand collaboration to interested, for future research projects and activities.


09.00 Káffabådda Coffee
09.30 Introduction to Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies project and this workshop. May-  Britt Öhman, project leader, CEMFOR, Uppsala University.

09.45-10.30 Indigenous IT innovations for environmental protection: The journey from Tannak´s birth 17 years ago and today with respect to its heritage within indigenous communities. Björn Lindgren, Susanne Spik and Karin KuoljokTannak International AB.

10.30-11.15 Plants as innovators: On Oassje as a model for energy harvesting of flow-induced vibrations, Ida Jansson, Luleå University of Technology, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.

11.15-13.00 Lunch Matikum, Kajutan, Engelska parken.

13.00 -14.30 Wind power in Sámi territories - fossil free, green and environmentally friendly? Eva Charlotta HelsdotterUppsala Univ, CEMFOR

13.45- 14.30 Knowledge from the Sámi past for a sustainable future - archeological and historical studies of Forest Sámi on the Swedish side of Sápmi, Gunilla Larsson, Uppsala University, CEMFOR.

14.30-15.15 Káffabådda Coffee

15.15-17.00 Seminar organized by CEMFOR, ”How do I tell an academic organisation that the land is a research participant?”: Reflections from an ongoing project on climate change and Indigenous perspectives. Frances Wyld, Doctor of communication, researcher, Australia, Dálkke: Indigenous climate change studies project participant

17.00-19.00 Post seminar mingle
19.00 Dinner at restaurant in Uppsala (participants at own cost)

The workshop is open to all interested free of charge. Lunch and dinner is at own cost for participants.  Please register latest by November 4 at: Please note that the number of participants is limited, the registration will be closed down if we have reached the maximum earlier than Nov. 4. 

Organised by the research project Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies, FORMAS Dnr 2017-01923, led by Dr May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University, within the Swedish National research programme on climate
Languages: We will present and talk in English, as we have a project participant from Australia. We will help each other with translation to and from Swedish, and if needed/possible also from other languages. 

D´álkke: Indigenous Climate Studies - CEMFOR, Uppsala University