For the Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference we wanted to work with a designer with a good understanding of the Sámi history and culture and try to find a way to reflect this in the conference design. That, and our previous experience with Árvu was the reason we chose to ask them to create the conference logo. The word Árvu means «value»in Northern Sámi, and on their website they write «Árvu is the unique arctic identity».
The Call for Submissions for the Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2021 is open and runs until 15 April!
We are looking for your most imaginative ideas for how we can host a variety of interesting, engaging, and enlightening talks, workshops, presentations, and events. Are you a Wikidata, Commons, Translation Tool, or other wizard, and you want to help new editors get involved through Arctic Knot? Have you been trying something so innovative that you would like to share with the Wikimedia community?
Looking at the future for indigenous and underrepresented languages and the Wikimedia projects!
The Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference will take place online 24–25 June 2021.
At the Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference we want to look at the future of indigenous and underrepresented languages and their presence and use on the Wikimedia projects. The conference will provide space and focus for indigenous and underrepresented language communities to connect, learn from each other, and collaborate.