Kaisa Kemi Gjerpe
Iskamin eamiálbmotoahpahusa sajádaga – buohtastahtidettiin Norgga beale Sámi ja Aotearoa
Kajsa Kemi Gjerpe is from Kárášjohka, Finnmark. Gjerpe holds a master’s degree in indigenous studies, where she wrote her thesis on identity management among urban Sámi in Norway. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre for Sami Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Her research is focusing on Sámi and indigenous education, mainly looking at the Sámi content in curricula and teaching materials.
Exploring the space for indigenous education – comparing Sápmi (Norway) and Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Throughout the indigenous world, there is a variety of examples on how education is structured. This paper will focus on indigenous education in Sápmi (Norway), with a comparative gaze towards the structure of indigenous education in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Despite historical similarities, there are some significant differences. Therefore, the comparative aspect serves a dual purpose: first, sharing experiences and learning from each other. Secondly, what can these two cases indicate about more comprehensive issues within the field indigenous education?