Welcome to the Conference on protection of Nordic Indigenous traditional knowledge and intellectual property on 11 November 2021


Conference program

The Conference on the protection of traditional knowledge and Intellectual Property of Nordic Indigenous peoples, namely the Sámi and the Inuit of Greenland, is organized as part of the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021. The protection of traditional knowledge includes i.a. traditional cultural expressions, such as handicrafts, oral expressions, names and symbols. The goal of the conference is to discuss these topics from the point of view of the indigenous peoples and to increase Nordic cooperation and capacity on these matters in both short and long term. The cooperation focuses especially on how the existing IP system protects traditional knowledge (TK) and on ways to address gaps. Regional measures are expected to positively influence the international negotiations in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Time: Thursday 11 November 2021 at 9 am – 5 pm CET

Place: Sajos, Inari, Sámi homeland Sápmi, Northern Finland

Languages: The languages of the Conference are English and North Sami. Interpretation will be available in Northern Sami, English, Scandinavian and Finnish. Please find more information on the Dialogue Portal.

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations, the conference will be in hybrid form. Compliance with guidelines on good hygiene and safe distances are ensured at the venue.

Number of available seats are restricted. Please register your participation here by Wednesday 21 October here. Welcome!

Side events

Photo: Outi Pieski, Cuolmmadit. EMMA 12.9.2018 – 6.1.2019. Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA

Apply as an Intern at Walt Disney Animation Studios

Are you a current or recent student studying art, animation, computer graphics, and film?

Walt Disney Animation Studios are looking for internships for their Summer Internship Program 2020. As a Talent Development intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking

Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is a ten week program with different categories to apply for. Read more about their internship program and requirements here:


Production Management

Character, CG Artist

Environment, CG Artist

Visual Development

CG Animation

Technology Tools

Technology Research Graduate

Intern Meander Drawing Software

Graduate Intern Appearance Modeling and Rendering

Real-Time Rendering Intern

Environment Software

Deadline for application(s) and travel grant is January 13, 2020 at 09:00 Swedish/Norwegian time and 10:00 Finnish time. 

Travel grant

The internship form Sámi areas can apply for a 10.000 $ travel grant, funded by The Saami Council and the Sámi parliaments. The applicant must have Sámi background, meet Disney’s requirements for internships and have a plan for how to bring the knowledge back to the Sami community, such as through social media, lectures etc.

Write an application, max 1 page, explaining your applicant basis and how you want to bring your knowledge back to the Sami community.

Send your application for travel grant marked with “WDAS internship” to: kmr@saamicouncil.net.

Deadline for application(s) and travel grant is January 13, 2020 at 09:00 Swedish/Norwegian time and 10:00 Finnish time.

Contact info

Christina Hætta, Sámiráđđi
+47 48021734,

Saamelaiskäräjien kulttuuriavustusten hakeminen 2019

Saamelaiskäräjät julistaa Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön mom. 29.80.52 (saamelainen kulttuurimääräraha) saamenkielisen kulttuurin edistämiseen ja saamelaisjärjestöjen toimintaan osoitetusta määrärahasta vuodelle 2020 myönnettävät avustukset haettaviksi. Avustushakemukset on osoitettava Saamelaiskäräjille viimeistään 31. lokakuuta 2018 klo 16.15 mennessä osoitteella: info@samediggi.fi tai Saamelaiskäräjät, Sajos, 99870 Inari. Hakulomakkeita ja lisätietoja saa kulttuurisihteeriltä puh. 010 839 3103 ja sähköpostitse riitta.orti-berg(at)samediggi.fi.

Hakulomakkeet ovat myös tulostettavissa Saamelaiskäräjien verkkosivuilta osoitteesta www.samediggi.fi. Avustushakemukset voi toimittaa henkilökohtaisesti tai asiamiestä käyttäen, lähettää sähköpostitse tai postitse. Avustushakemusten lähettäminen tapahtuu lähettäjän vastuulla.


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