Buörrie båhtieme/ Welcome to Vaartoe/Centre for Sami Research (CeSam)

Buörrie båhtieme! Vaartoe means "mountain with miles-wide view" in south Sami language and is Centre for Sami research south Sami name. Vaartoe also symbolize how we work here at the centre, by promoting interdisciplinary and transboundary research we strive to deepen and widen Sami research at Umeå University.

Vaartoe/CeSam initiate and coordinate research in Sápmi, on Sami culture, society, history and language. Vaarote/CeSam is a node for doctoral students and researchers from different disciplines within the university. In collaboration with Sami organizations, associations and actors we create a positive research environment were creative meetings and different perspectives enriches research.
Head of the centre is Patrik Lantto, and assistant head of the centre is Görel Sandström.

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Arctic and Sami topics discussed at the COP21 conference in Paris

Climate change is happening faster and is affecting people’s lives more severely in the Arctic region than in most other places on Earth. On that not...

Shafted – Structural and cultural violence in the relationship between a sami community and a mining company

Kristina Sehlin MacNeil, doctoral student in ethnology, writes in an article published in the latest issue of "Ethnologia Scandinavica. A Journal for ...

Debate article: “The state rejects research in legal process against a Sami community”

In a debate article recently published in Swedish Dagens Nyheter initiated by representatives from the Centre for Sami Research (CeSam) at Umeå Univer...

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Umeå Centre for Sami Research (Cesam) - Vaartoe
Umeå University
901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Norra Beteendevetarhuset, Humanioragränd 5, plan 4

Tel:  +46 90-786 50 00

Fax:  +46 90-786 78 52

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