[Ura-list] Petition for the future of the Kven language

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Sun May 31 09:12:53 UTC 2015

Dear URA-LIST Community,

I seldom forward online petitions. This one, however, is about an issue which should interest all of us: the future of an endangered Uralic language. In Northern Norway, the politicians have decided to close down the school of Pyssyjoki/Børselva, the only school in the world where children still could learn the Kven language in a Kven environment. Moreover, the closing of the Solbråt old people’s home (where part of the personnel also speaks Kven) is being planned. The loss of the school and the old people’s home might mean the end of the Pyssyjoki Kven community.

Please join and sign the petition at


Univ.Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL)
Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
Campus AAKH Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7
A-1090 Wien
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.athttp://homepage.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso/
Project ELDIA: http://www.eldia-project.org/ 

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