Elli Karin Pavval, who became a character in a well-known children’s book about Sámi’s life when she was a child, told about the changes she experienced during her lifetime, from moving with reindeers as a child to living in a house nowadays. We also made a Stella, a decorated brass ring, to protect against evil forces.
Anne Kirstine Hermann is a journalist, anthropologist, and assistant professor at Roskilde University. In her book, Imperiets børn [Children of the Empire] she has investigated the decolonization and modernization of Greenland in the 1950s. Her work includes elaborate archival research and interviews with Greenlanders who witnessed the period as children, were evicted from their settlements, abducted from their families or assimilated to Danish culture in other ways by the Danish government. In the lecture, Anne addressed the methodological aspects of interviewing informants about past trauma.
The event has been live-streamed, but the live stream is no longer available. For more information about the topic, please contact the lecturer directly through her own website: http://www.akhermann.com/
The lecture was held in collaboration with the Greenlandic House in Copenhagen, where the lecture also took place. Contact to the Greenlandic House in Copenhagen can be found here: https://www.sumut.dk/