Organization, report and joint events

The first year of operation after the formation of the Viermie K economic association - an important step on the way to a permanent organization. In February, we released the report "Conditions for Sami culture" which shows an underfunded cultural life. In Gällivare in August, we were part of KULTURSÁPMI:s program i in collaboration with Sámiráđđi/Saami Council. The year ends with a Sami culture day, a concert with Mari Boine and The 4th Sami Cultural Policy Summit at Södra teatern in Stockholm.

2020 - 2021

Summits, mapping and formalization

Through an agreement with Kultur i Norr, Viermie K has formalized the network and hired a part-time coordinator. We arranged a digital political summit and meetings in Jokkmokk and in Östersund. Due to covid-19, all meetings were broadcast digitally with the possibility of interactivity. In addition, the survey "Conditions for Sami culture" was made about the situation and needs of the Sami cultural institutions, as well as proposals for measures. In the time until the Viermie K economic association was formed in December 2021, Giron Sámi Teáhter, through their national scene project, was the home of the organization.

Summit 2021- det tredje kulturpolitiska toppmötet (PDF)

3rd Sami Culture Policy Summit (Youtube)

Folk och kultur - det andra kulturpolitiska toppmötet/summit 2020 

Debattartikel Östersundsposten 6 februari 2020


The beginning

The Viermie K network was founded in 2019 to pursue common issues and become an explicit partner for the outside world. The initiators were Aejlies, Giron Sámi Teáhter, the Sámi association in Stockholm, Stiftelsen Gaaltije, Såhkie – Umeå Sámi association and Tjállegoahte. Culture in the North, cultural collaboration between the regions of Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland and Jämtland Härjedalen raised funds and commissioned a survey of Sami cultural life, the initiative was presented at a meeting in Östersund in December.

The Sámi Parliament, Sámi cultural profiles and others meet in a conversation about the future.

Folk och kultur invigning på Facebook Time into the movie: 18:55 - 27:57 Jörgen Stenberg, 27:57 - 37:09 Maja Bonta.

Filmat program av Region Västerbotten