September 16, 2019 3:00 pm - November 1, 2019 2:00 pm
Europe and North America | Norway | Tromsø | Culture and Social Sciences Library, Huginbakken 14, 9019 Tromsø
In this exhibition, we present the region, the peoples, and the languages that they speak. We look at some of the challenges facing the languages in the past and in the modern day. We also learn about some revitalization efforts taking place around the circumpolar Arctic, made possible with the help of new laws protecting the languages and their status, state-funded institutions, regional corporations, community-based initiatives, and modern technology.
The exhibition is a collaboration between UiT The Arctic University of Norway University Library and the Arctic Council Indigenous’ Peoples Secretariat.
The exhibition opens Monday September 16 at 3 PM. At the opening event there will first be a cultural performance and speeches, and then a guided tour of the exhibition.