Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sámi University College, Norway (email@example.com)
Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland
Mediating Sámi research is a means for solving a severe phenomenon in society whereby structural power challenges everyday practices among Indigenous peoples. In this context, pedagogical Sámi research deals with multi-methodological education research. Moreover, it searches for ways to base Indigenous institutional education on Indigenous knowledge, traditions, and cultural context. Pedagogical Sámi research is a means to resolve the legacy of assimilation and, in particular, language shift. Sámi education that is based on a mediating role plays an important part in efforts to revive Indigenous languages and cultures.
Keywords: Sámi people; Sámi research; Sámi education; mediating structures