Climate Futures Workshop 

Welcome to Climate Futures Workshop by Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies.

Datum: 13 november
Tid: 09.00-17.00 (plus postseminarium och middag)
Plats: Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3C, Uppsala universitet.

The purposes of the workshop are to:

  • Present the ongoing work for discussion. What results do we have so far? How to proceed?
  • Prepare for further applications to expand the research project and activities.
  • Expand collaboration to interested, for future research projects and activities.


09.00 Káffabådda Coffee
09.30 Introduction to Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies project and this workshop. May-  Britt Öhman, project leader, CEMFOR, Uppsala University.

09.45-10.30 Indigenous IT innovations for environmental protection: The journey from Tannak´s birth 17 years ago and today with respect to its heritage within indigenous communities. Björn Lindgren, Susanne Spik and Karin Kuoljok, Tannak International AB.

10.30-11.15 Plants as innovators: On Oassje as a model for energy harvesting of flow-induced vibrations, Ida Jansson, Luleå University of Technology, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.

11.15-13.00 Lunch Matikum, Kajutan, Engelska parken.

13.00 -14.30 Wind power in Sámi territories - fossil free, green and environmentally friendly? Eva Charlotta Helsdotter, Uppsala Univ, CEMFOR

13.45- 14.30 Knowledge from the Sámi past for a sustainable future - archeological and historical studies of Forest Sámi on the Swedish side of Sápmi, Gunilla Larsson, Uppsala University, CEMFOR.

14.30-15.15 Káffabådda Coffee

15.15-17.00 Seminar organized by CEMFOR, ”How do I tell an academic organisation that the land is a research participant?”: Reflections from an ongoing project on climate change and Indigenous perspectives. Frances Wyld, Doctor of communication, researcher, Australia, Dálkke: Indigenous climate change studies project participant

17.00-19.00 Post seminar mingle
19.00 Dinner at restaurant in Uppsala (participants at own cost)

The workshop is open to all interested free of charge. Lunch and dinner is at own cost for participants.  Please register latest by November 4 at: Please note that the number of participants is limited, the registration will be closed down if we have reached the maximum earlier than Nov. 4. 

Organised by the research project Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies, FORMAS Dnr 2017-01923, led by Dr May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University, within the Swedish National research programme on climate
Languages: We will present and talk in English, as we have a project participant from Australia. We will help each other with translation to and from Swedish, and if needed/possible also from other languages. 

D´álkke: Indigenous Climate Studies - CEMFOR, Uppsala University

“How do I tell an academic organisation that the land is a research participant?: Reflections from an ongoing project on climate change and Indigenous perspectives”

Datum: 13 november 2019

Föreläsare: Dr Frances Wyld, är en Martu kvinna (Aboriginal people of the Pilbara region of Australia) och doktor i kommunikation.

Abstract: In this presentation I reflect on the methodology and ethical considerations of an Australian sub-project that is part of the research project Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies, funded by FORMAS, within the Swedish National Research Programme on Climate, and placed at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, CEMFOR, at Uppsala University.

The Australian sub-project documents stories and opinions about climate change, caring for country and the use of Indigenous knowledges in design and innovation to better care for the environment. The work is ongoing during 2019 and the results will be presented at conferences and in articles during 2020. The methodology is a blend of western and Indigenous knowledges characterised by the logos and mythos of information gathering. The logos is the academic pursuit of knowledge on the subject undertaken through literature review and the interviewing of Indigenous academics. The mythos represents Storywork and the stories collected from Indigenous communities and people alongside the needs of this diverse land. But how do you give the land a voice in academia beyond what can be known within science? How do we tell an academic organisation that the land is a research participant? Ethical considerations involved in working with Indigenous communities are important, protocols in academia in Australia were put in place for this. Yet something has been lost in translation; a colonising voice had taken command yet again, leaving the land without a voice and the researcher disconnected from a fundamental participant in research - the environment itself.

Frances Wyld
, Doktor i kommunikation. Hon har lärt sig inom områdena inhemska kunskaper, utbildning, kulturstudier och har arbetat inom läroplanutveckling. Hennes doktortitel "In the time of Lorikeets" /Lorikeets tid) använder autoetnografi, berättande och mytografi för att centrera inhemska kunskaper inom en akademisk miljö för att skapa en ursprungsuppfattning för etisk forskning och undervisning.

Hennes publikationer inkluderar både akademiska och kreativa skrivelement. Dr Wyld jobbar för närvarande med projektet Indigenous Australian perspectives on Climate Change. som leds av CEMFOR Uppsala universitet,  för att undersöka klimatförändringar, urbefolkningsperspektiv och innovation. 

Dálkke: Urfolksperspektiv på klimat Deltar i aotearoa, naisa konferens

Aotearoa (Nya Zeeland) Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, 26-29 juni, 2019. 

What is Indigenous Studies?

Datum: 20 mars, 2019, kl. 15:15-17:00, Lokal: Engelska parken, Hus 22, sal 22-1017.

Deltagare: Karin Eriksson, doktorand i Scandinavian Studies vid University of Washington, Seattle. Kaisa Huuva, doktorand i samiska studier vid Umeå universitet.

Intern seminarium: CEMFOR - Dálkke

Datum: 28 februari, 2019.

Presentationer av och ur forskningsprojektet Dálkke: Urfolksperspektiv på klimat. Deltagare kan su läsa här