Lecture: Being young Sami in Sweden

Trappscenen, Sara kulturhus, Skellefteå

Lecture about being young Sami in Sweden


Ignorance about Sami and ethnic discrimination means a high degree of vulnerability and pressure in everyday life for young Sami who often have to explain their culture and defend their existence.

Lotta Omma, PhD, licensed psychologist/psychotherapist and specialist in clinical psychology summarizes from her doctoral thesis (2013) which, among other things, have shown that a high degree of vulnerability and pressure in everyday life affects health negatively.

It has been 10 years since the study was conducted so what do we know now? What has happened since then?

HALDI (eng. Health and Living conditions in Sápmi, Sweden) is an ambitious and extensive research project on the health and living conditions of the population in the northern part of Sweden that has begun.

In addition, the "Knowledge Network for Sami Health", which worked to enable culturally adapted healthcare for the Sami, has gone fromto be a project to become a permanent part of the 4 northernmost regions (Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Jämtland and Dalarna) commitments. What does this mean?

In the lecture, Lotta will also report on the results from the FOCUS GROUP survey, where 11 Sami discussion groups talked about health conditions and how living conditions and lifestyle can affect health.

There will also be a discussion with the audience about the challenges of researching indigenous/minority groups and reaching young people in a research context.

Lecture series in collaboration with the Red Cross, the Rights Center, Sensus, Västerbottensteatern and with support from Region Västerbotten.

07Nov 19:00 - 20:30 Trappscenen, Sara kulturhus

Contact information

Torggatan 7
Contact: Maria Asserud
Phone: +46-705695632

Organizer: Västerbottensteatern AB

E-mail: maria.asserud@vasterbottens...

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