Radio Cinema at the National Library in Oslo
On October 10th WMNO hosted an event at the National Library in Oslo about archive material from and about indigenous groups. The audience listened to an episode from the radio documentary series "In Elsa Laulas footprints through Sápmi". The episode is about a picture of a Sápmi family, taken by scientists researching on what they called the Sápmi race, during the assimilation process in Norway. After the podcast or «radio cinema», we invited a panel with representatives from archives and GLAM institutions to discuss problems and opportunities with sharing archive material freely online.
In October 2019 the monthly editing contest on Northern Sámi Wikipedia, Nynorsk Wikipedia and Bokmål Wikipedia was about Sámi topics. During the contest 113 new articles were written in total.
In November, three members of our staff will go to Finnmark, the northernmost region in Norway. We have arranged to meet with the Sámi Parliament and Sámi GLAM-institutions, and will try to start new collaborations with important institutions in the Sámi community. We are looking forward to the trip, and are hoping this will strengthen our work on bringing more Sápmi knowledge to Wikipedia!
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