What are we doing?

About the project

Disclaimer: The project described below is finished. This website is now being used to spread information about academic production on Russian Sámi issues, written by NIBR researchers, which is not necessarily produced as part of the original project.

The goal of the project is to produce new knowledge about Sámi politics and Sámi policy in Russia, and the relationship between the Western and Russian Sámi.

In the course of the project, three fieldwork expeditions will be performed (two in Russia, one in the Nordic countries), as well as extensive document studies. Among the end products are to be:

– Two or three articles published in academic journals, on contemporary Russian Sámi politics.

– Publishing of a book on the beginning of the modern Russian Sámi movement (1980s and 1990s).

– An open seminar on Russian Sámi politics.

– An ECPR workshop on indigenous politics.


Books on display at the Sámi National Cultural Autonomy
in Monchegorsk. Photo: Mikkel Berg-Nordlie