Kulturhandläggare, Svenska Samernas Riksförbund, Umeå Sweden
Title for the speech: When I was eight years old I left my home and haven't still come back
It is a quote from one of the eldery Saami people who is interwiewed about his time at ”Nomadskolan”, a Saami boarding schoolsystem in Sweden.
Blind has been a co-editor to the anthology with the title ”When I was eight years old I left my home and haven't still come back”. Ms Kaisa Huuva is the main editor.
It is the Church of Sweden who took the initiative to this book who was published at the Jokkmokks market in February 2016. The anthology consist of different articles with researchers and interwiews with Saami people who have lived in Nomadskolan. It was a segregated school for the children of the reindeers Saami that was abolished in the 1960.