Rauna Kuokkanen is Research Professor of Arctic Indigenous Politics at the University of Lapland, Finland. She also holds a position of Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Her main areas of research include comparative Indigenous politics, Indigenous feminist theory, Indigenous women’s rights and Arctic Indigenous governance.

Professor Kuokkanen is the author of Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes and the Logic of the Gift (UBC Press, 2007) and Boaris dego eana: Eamiálbmogiid diehtu, filosofiijat ja dutkan (translated title: As Old as the Earth. Indigenous Knowledge, Philosophies and Research, Čálliidlágádus, Sámi Academica Series, 2009). Her new book is titled “Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination and Governance in Canada, Greenland and Scandinavia,” forthcoming by Oxford UP.  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. She is from Ohcejohka/Utsjoki, Sápmi (Finland).

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Jovnná Jon Ánne Kirstte Rávdná lea professor arktalaš eamiálbmotdutkamušas Lappi Universitehtas. Ovdal dan son lei professor Toronto Universitehta stáhtadiehtaga lágadusas ja eamiálbmotoahpuid prográmmas. Sus lea doavttirgráda (PhD) University of British Columbias Kanadas. Sus lea almmustuvvamin girji, man fáddán lea eamiálbmogiid iešmearrideapmi ja iešstivrenvuogádagat Sámis, Ruonáeatnamis ja Kanadas. Su váldodutkanfáttát leat veardádalli eamiálbmotpolitihkká, eamiálbmotfeminisma, eamiálbmotnissoniid rievttit ja arktalaš eamiálbmogiid ráđđen.

Son lea čállán 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 Deatnogáttis eret.