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Sámi place names – collaboration with the Sámi Várdobáiki Language Center
Sámi place names
Wikimedia Norge and the Sámi Várdobáiki Language Center are starting a project about Sámi place names and cultural heritage monuments along a new road, Hålogalandsvegen, that is being build in the northern part of Norway. The project is funded by The Fritt Ord Foundation. During the music festival Márkomeannu an event on Sámi place names took place. A project page is being set up here. In October, during the week long official Sámi Parliament celebration of The Year of Indigenous Languages, a staff member from Wikimedia Norge will join a place name workshop at Várdobáiki Language Center.
In August 2019 Women in Red is once again focusing on indigenous women from around the world. Many articles about Sámi women have been written, and one of them is actually about a current staff member at Várdobáiki Language Center, Ann-Mari Thomassen. She has been vital in establishing one of the articles written. A big thanks to all the contributors to the Women in Red project.