Fighting Climate Change and Forest Fires – From a Sámi Perspective

In the summer of 1959 there was a large forest fire at Turberget, Jåhkåmåhkke. Palle Erixon from Kilkok, 14 years old at the time, was one of the fire fighters. In the summer of 2018, we interviewed him at the…

Fighting Climate Change and Forest Fires – From a Sámi Perspective

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In the summer of 1959 there was a large forest fire at Turberget, Jåhkåmåhkke. Palle Erixon from Kilkok, 14 years old at the time, was one of the fire fighters. In the summer of 2018, we interviewed him at the same site. He shared with how they fought the wildfire.

Work produced by Liz-Marie Nilsen / Ignacio Acosta for NAISA Conference 2019, Aotearoa/New Zealand. As part of “Sámi Perspectives on Climate Change, Green Colonialism, Forest Fires, Industrial Exploitations, and Food Sovereignty” Panel. Chair: May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University and Luleå University of Technology.

Supported by “Indigenous Climate Change Studies” FORMAS Dnr 2017-01923, lett av Fil.Dr May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala universitet.

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