Call for papers – Special issue on Indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage (15.10.2021)

DUTKANSEARVI invites researchers and other experts to write articles in a special issue on Indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage, which will be published in Dutkansearvvi Dieđalaš Áigečála in the beginning of next year. From the perspective of Indigenous peoples, cultural heritage is a holistic concept, which is founded on the material, cultural, and spiritual values and includes the collective, over generationally accumulated knowledge and practices, which are expressed, shared, and (re)lived in language, livelihoods, literature and arts, ceremonies, cosmos, and nature, as well as human and non-human blessings among other things. Cultural heritage is related to the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples and their near relations to the land, territories, and natural resources. The articles can deal e. g. with intellectual property and cultural heritage, repatriation and revitalization of the cultural heritage, possible abuse or misinterpretation of cultural heritage, sacred places, clothing and cultural heritage, cultural heritage in connection to traditional livelihoods and the representations of them, cultural heritage in connection to language and representations.

Please send your abstract (100-150 words, preferably in some Sámi language) latest 15.10.2021 and we’ll answer you in couple of days. Manuscript submission by 17.12.2021, after that it will be sent to peer review. This time we prefer articles in Sámi languages as so many earlier issues have been published in English. Issue will be edited by Hanna Guttorm and Irja Seurujärvi-Kari. Please send your abstract and articles to and