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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Plenary Speaker

Ole Henrik Magga
Norwegian professor of Sami linguistics

Magga is a professor of Sami linguistics at The Saami University College in Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino), Norway.

He has been a member of numerous committees and commissions on Sami issues. He was the first president of The Sami Parliament in Norway. He has been active in the international indigenous movement for several decades and had other international engagements include membership of the Norwegian delegation to United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro 1992. In 1992-1995 he served as a member of the World Commission of Culture and Development (UN/UNESCO) chaired by Perez de Cuéllar. From 2002 he is the chairman of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Date: Monday 15th August
Time: 12.45-13.45
Title: Indigenous knowledge systems - the true roots of humanism