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Steinar Pedersen

This morning we met the director of the Sámi University College, Steinar Pedersen. He is an historian and wrote several books on Sámi history, leading back into the centuries. From 1989 to 2005 he was a member of the Sámi Parliament of Norway. In 2006 he took the Dr. philos. degree in history, with the paper Lappekodisillen i nord 1751-1859. Here he sits in front of the fireplace inside Diehtosiida.


Some stripped down Lavvus next to the road.

Arctic tundra

We are driving out of the city to do some more photos of the landscape, but can't drive as far as we hoped for. On some point the roads are not freed from snow anymore and there are only snow scooter tracks leading on. Wikipedia says:"In physical geography, tundra is a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. The term tundra comes through Russian mediation from the Kildin Sami word t?ndâr, which means "uplands, treeless mountain tract." There are three types of tundra: Arctic tundra, alpine tundra, and antarctic tundra." But was it is not says is that it is simply awesome to be here.


View towards the "Diehtosiida" which is the name of the building, that houses the Sámi University College and several science and research institutions as well as the Sami Archive and offices of the Sami Parliament. The University College offers education for teachers, journalists, studies in Sámi language and literature, Sámi Traditional and Applied Arts (handicraft-duodji), and other studies.

Live Performance

We did the performance in the evening, and we forgot to take any photos. This is a screenshot from the projection.

Ellen-Astri Lundby

Joining the tour through the building was filmmaker Ellen-Astri Lundby, who collected video sketches of the artworks around. Her recent documentary film "Suddenly Sami" deals with herself suddenly finding out that she is Sámi, which she was never told by her mother.


We are getting a guided tour through the Sámi University College, which was opened only a few months ago. A lot of artists created works which are integrated in the building. We stopped by at the huge library.

Sámi University College

We parked our car behind the Sámi allaskuvla, the Sámi University College in Kautokeino, where we will present our performance on March 03.

Towards the inland

We're getting closer to Kautokeino, noticeable also by falling temperatures, which usually happens when driving towards the inland. We're down to -27 degrees C again and Parker feels that there is something happening to him.

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