The 21st Saami Conference

Theme: “Oktasaš Sápmi - A United Sápmi”

The Conference will take place at Scandic Lerkendal Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, February 9th - 11th, 2017.


Here you can find the Theme day programme, 9/2 >> 

Here you can find the Theme day list of speakers >>

Here you can find how to sign up for the conference and other practical information >>

Here you can find the Saami Council's programme 9-11/2 >>


The Conference is the highest decision body of the Saami Council and is held every 4th year. The Conference will elect the Saami Council members and adopt a declaration that will set out the Saami Council priorities for the four years to come. This year the Conference will be a part of the 100 year anniversary of the first Saami cross-border congress, which took place in Trondheim on February 6th, 1917.

It will be a memorable week where all the Saami people get together, from north to south, from east to west. It will be a week where we talk, connect, get inspired and have fun.

At the Saami Conference you will meet the decision makers, political leaders and the grassroots of the Saami people, together with the different national states as well as international friends and guests.

The conference languages will be Saami, English, Russian and Scandinavian.