Kia Ora Aotearoa!

Ánna-Katri Helander

Last wednesday i arrived early in the morning at Auckland international airport. As this year´s Riddu Sessions artist I´ve chosen  to look closer at the currents similarities and differences between Maori people on Aotearoa and my own Sámi community in Sápmi. So that´s why I´m currently travelling Aotearoa with a camera to document today’s Maori culture based on the urban youth culture through dance and music. Yeah!

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From Russia with Love

Next year’s northern people are Sami from the Kola Peninsula. As Sami, we are one people with settlement areas in four states: Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. At Riddu Riđđu in 2018, Kildin and Skolt Sami will teach our audience more about the Sami history, artistic expressions, traditions, and knowledge in the east.

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Stormberg og Riddu Riđđu gjør verden litt bedre sammen!

Rett før årets festival inngikk Riddu Riđđu Festivála og Norges største produsent av sports- og turtøy; Stormberg, en solid samarbeidsavtale. Den hardtarbeidende Riddu-staben, som uansett vær stiller opp for at festivalen skal bli noe av, ble utstyrt med skalljakker som tålte «en liten storm på kysten».  

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Aleksander legger ut ved på Riddu siida. Foto Jens Kristian Nilsen

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Standing Rock – kampen som har samlet en hel verden

Sandra Márjá West var med den samiske delegasjonen som stilte opp for Standing Rock i desember. I dette reisebrevet deler hun erfaringene fra Oceti Sakowin-leiren, som torsdag 23. februar ble beordret fjernet av myndighetene. Sandra Márjás erfaringer og nye bekjentskaper er en del av sommerens festival, der et av temaene vil være nettopp kampen for rent vann og urfolks rettigheter.

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This year’s young artist’s travel diary from Taiwan

The 9th of November we, Inga-Wiktoria and Karoline, started the journey to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. My day started with rescheduled flights due snowstorms in the North and the stress of not knowing if I would arrive in time for all the other flights. Running from gates to gates, getting lost on airports and at last ending at the right gate with a short breath was an experience. I felt lucky for being asked by Karoline and Riddu Riđđu to join her on the trip to Taiwan to attend an art festival called Pulima. Even though the day started with a rush it all ended with meeting up with Karoline in Taipei and lovely Lovenose who showed us local Taiwanese food as soon as we arrived. Splendid!

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Posing with the very tall «Tall Bear», the official mascot of Kaohsiung city.

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