The Program

Congress Event

The Keepers of the Sun's legacy: An indigenous eco-reading of the poetry and art by Sami multimedia artist, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää


Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 8:30 - 10:30


First Peoples House - 110

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Harald GaskiHarald Gaski discusses the cultural myth that the Sami people are descendants of the Children of the Sun, the obligation given to the indigenous peoples of the world to care for Mother Earth, and the ways in which the works of the late multimedia artist, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943-2001), illustrate the impact this idea has had on Sami identity and arts.

WIth funding support from the Federation.