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Queering Indigeneity: Indigenous Queer Intersections in the Arctic

The “IASSA Working Group Gender in the Arctic” hosts an IASC-SHWG funded workshop on 6th of September 2018 in Oulu/Finland as a side meeting to the UArctic Congress. The deadline for papers is 1 April 2018.

In the Arctic, queer identities and issues are rarely discussed in public, especially in Indigenous communities. Besides the common heteronormative discrimination in society, many Indigenous queer individuals are ostracized in their communities and as the result, relocate to more urban settings. The workshop examines these experiences and practices from both an academic and activist perspective. It presents Indigenous perspectives on queerness and interrogates assumptions of Indigenous heteronormativity. The workshop consists of three sessions: an academic panel on queer Indigenous studies, an activist panel on queer Indigenous experiences and reflections and a concluding academic-activist round table discussing the future prospects and challenges of queering Indigeneity and the need for queer Indigenous studies in the Arctic.

Organisers: IASSA Working Group Gender in the Arctic 
Dr Gertrude Saxinger, Vienna
Prof Rauna Kuokkanen, Rovaniemi
Tobias Poggats, Umeå
Prof J. Otto Habeck, Hamburg
Prof Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Tromsø

Earlier Event: September 3
UArctic Congress 2018
Later Event: September 6