May 2-5: 2016 Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence Sámi Musician and Environmental Activist Sofia Jannok Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by

OUT OF SCANDINAVIA WEEK featuring 2016 Artist-in-Residence SOFIA JANNOK is finally here! The Department of Scandinavian Studies hopes you will join us at as many of these activities as you can! All events are free and open to the public.

7:30-9 pm Monday May 2 in Björling Hall

Sofia Jannok will talk about her music and her activism (in images and sound) at the Department of Music colloquium in Bjorling Hall.

7-9 p.m. Wednesday May 4 in Alumni Hall

TEACH-IN PANEL to feature Sofia Jannok discussing indigenous rights—including land use rights and climate change—with our esteemed panelists:

Suzanne Martin Cheadle, freelance translator and independent scholar based in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Thomas DuBois, Halls-Bascom Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Folklore, and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tim Frandy, folklorist and outreach specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Collaborative Center for Health Equity and the Native American Center for Health Professions

Ally M. Hosman ’16, English major, activist for indigenous environmental justice, and student representative on the 36th Annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference committee, “Divestment and Reinvestment: Making Money Count”

Lyz Jaakola, Ojibwe-Anishinaabe musician and educator who teaches at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet

Sun Hee Lee, Assistant Professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College specializing in U.S. ethnic minority–including Native American–literatures and cultures

Roland Thorstensson, Emeritus Professor of Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College

Joaquín Villanueva, Assistant Professor of Geography at Gustavus Adolphus College specializing in geographies of power and restorative justice

Gwen Westerman, scholar, poet, enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, and Professor of English and Director of Humanities at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Sgt. Norma Witter, Lakota from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, U.S. Army veteran & reservist, and campus safety officer at Gustavus Adolphus College

Moderated by Ursula Lindqvist, Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies

7-9 p.m. Thursday May 5 in the Linnaeus Arboretum


Bring a mat or blanket and a buddy and enjoy an unforgettable evening of music under the stars!

Opening act: MPR Artist-in-Residence and Ojibwe-Anishinaabe musician Lyz Jaakola


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