HEAD of the ARCTIC & ENVIRONMENT UNIT, SÁMI COUNCIL.
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PROTECTION.
ADVICE FOR YOUNG WOMEN.
FUTURE OF THE ARCTIC.
FUTURE OF SÁMI COMMUNITIES.
GENDER IN THE ARCTIC COUNCIL.
SCIENCE AND INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE.
300 WORDS FOR SNOW.
MISCONCEPTIONS OF SÁMI CULTURE.
IMPORTANCE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.
Gunn-Britt Retter lives in the coastal Sámi community of Unjárga-Nesseby, north-eastern Norway. She is a teacher of training at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences and holds an MA in Bilingual studies from the University of Wales. Since 2001, Gunn-Britt has worked with Arctic Environmental issues, first at the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat (IPS) in Denmark, and since 2005 in her present role as the Head of Arctic and Environmental Unit at the Sámi Council. In her current position, Gunn-Britt is involved in issues relating to indigenous peoples and knowledge associated with climate change, biodiversity, language, pollution and the management of natural resources.
These videos are a part of a series of interviews conducted at “Women of the Arctic: Bridging Policy, Research, and Lived Experience”,
a non-academic event co-organized with the UArctic and hosted by the 2018 UArctic Congress at the University of Helsinki
on September 6-7, 2018.