Rauna Kuokkanen is Research Professor of Arctic Indigenous Studies at the University of Lapland (Finland) and Adjunct Professor of Indigenous Studies and Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on comparative Indigenous politics, Indigenous feminist theory, Arctic governance and settler colonialism. 

Professor Kuokkanen’s most recent book Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination, Governance and Gender by Oxford University Press (2019) has been awarded with the British International Studies Association’s Susan Strange Best Book Prize and the Canadian Political Science Association Prize in Comparative Politics in 2020. It has also been nominated in the United States for the 2021 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Drawing on extensive interviews and political theory, the book is  an Indigenous feminist investigation of the concept of Indigenous self-determination, governance and gender regimes in Indigenous political institutions. 

Her other books include Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes and the Logic of the Gift (UBC Press, 2007) and Boaris dego eana: Eamiálbmogiid diehtu, filosofiijat ja dutkan (in the Sámi language, translated title: As Old as the Earth. Indigenous Knowledge, Philosophies and Research, 2009).  She was the founding chair of the Sámi Youth Organization in Finland and has served as the Vice-President of the Sámi Council. She has also long worked and advocated for the protection of Sámi sacred sites, particularly Suttesája, a sacred Sámi spring in Northern Finland. Professor Kuokkanen was recently appointed as the Chair of the Arctic Program Committee of NordForsk. She is from Ohcejohka/Utsjoki, Sápmi (Finland).

Currently she leads the Siida School project, a community driven renewal of Sámi Siida system, funded by the Kone Foundation. The collaborative project by Sámi scholars, artists and activists seeks to reconstruct and simulate how and which Siida practices could operate as part of Sámi governance structures today.

 

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Jovnná Jon Ánne Kirstte Rávdná lea professor arktalaš eamiálbmotdutkamušas Lappi universitehtas, Roavvenjárggas. Ovdal dan son lei Toronto universitehta professor stáhtadiehtaga lágadusas ja eamiálbmotoahpuid prográmmas (2008-2018). Sus lea doavttirgráda (PhD) University of British Columbias Kanadas. Su dálá dutkansuorggit leat veardádalli eamiálbmotpolitihkka, davviguovlluid eamiálbmogiid láhka- ja politihkalaš ortnegat, eamiálbmotfeminisma ja sohkabealleveahkaválddi iešguđet hámit.

Su ođđaseamos girji lea Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination, Governance and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2019), mii lea ožžon guokte riikkaidgaskasaš bálkkášumi, British International Studies Association Susan Strange Best Book Prize ja Canadian Political Science Association Prize in Comparative Politics. Girji lea evttohassan maid 2021 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order -bálkkašupmái.

Girji buktá ovdan mo dálá riektediskursa mii váldá vuhtii dušše eamiálbmogiid ja stáhtaid gaskavuođaid lea menddo gárži addit rivttes ja doarvái čiekŋalis gova eamiálbmogiid iešmearrideami sisdoalus ja mearkkašumis. Dutkamuš vuođđuduvvá viiddis jearahallamiidda Kanadas, Ruonáeatnamis ja Sámis ja buktá ovdan ahte eamiálbmogiid iešmearrideami ii leat vejolaš ollašuhttit jos eat váldde vuhtii ja burgge buot váldegaskavuođaid, maiddái sohkabeallái guoski gaskavuođaid ja veahkaválddi.

Dasa lassin girji guorahallá jearahallamiid vuođul mo eamiálbmogiid iešstivrenásahusat leat sohkabealáiduvvan ja mii leat iešmearridandoahpaga ja sohkabeal veahkaválddi gaskavuohta. Girji maid buktá ovdan eamiálbmogiid višuvnnaid ja oainnuid árbevirolaš hálddašanmálliid ođđasit átnuiváldimis ja iehčanas stáhtas. Girji fállá ođđa teoriija iešmearrideamis, man mielde eamiálbmogiid iešmearrideapmi lea vuođđoárvu, mii láide olbmuid ja álbmoga doaimmaid. 

Son lea čállán maiddái girjjiid Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes and the Logic of the Gift (UBC Press, 2007) ja Boaris dego eana: Eamiálbmogiid diehtu, filosofiijat ja dutkan (Čálliidlágádus 2009) ja doaimmahan sámi girjjálašvuođa antologiija Juoga mii geasuha (2001). Son lei Suoma Sámi Nuorat -searvvi vuođđudanlahttu ja vuosttas ságadoalli ja Sámeráđi várreságadoalli (2006-07). Son lea Fierranjogas, Deatnogáttis eret.

Dál son jođiha siidaskuvla-prošeavtta, man ulbmilin lea siidaortnega doaibmamálliid ođasmahttin. Sámedutkiid, – dáiddáriid ja -aktivisttaid oktasaš prošeakta geahččala rekonstrueret ja simuleret mo ja makkár geavadiid mielde siida doaibmá otnábeaivve.