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Magne Ove Varsi - visiting lecturer

Mon, April 19, 2010 | Burdine 337 Conference Room

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Founder and Director of the Gáldu Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Kautokeino, Norway

Magne Ove Varsi is a Sami rights pioneer and Founder/Director of the Gáldu Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Kautokeino, Norway (www.galdu.org). Galdu was established by an order of the Norwegian government. The resource centre was created to increase information about the rights of Sami and other indigenous peoples.  The Centre is independent, governed by its own board and is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusions and by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Varsi’s diverse career also includes:

• lecturer in journalism at the Sámi University College
• news editor for SVT Sápmi in connection with the establishment and joint Nordic Sámi TV news on SVT2, NRK 1 and YLE
• president of the Sámi Journalisstaid Seari (Sámi Journalists Association) 1998-2001
• and many other journalistic and international activities

His lecture topics will cover the following:

• Sami self-determination
• Territories, lands, and natural resources

• Indigenous intellectual property rights

Please contact Dr. John Weinstock at weinstock@mail.utexas.edu for more information about this event.

Sponsored by: Indigenous Studies Initiative in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement; The Department of Germanic Studies

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