Study Paths

The Study Paths exhibition tells about the Sámi Education Institute’s study programmes and its unique position as the only Sámi vocational school in Finland.

May 31, 2017 10:00 AM
Every week until Oct 01, 2017
Contact Name Maiju Saijets
Contact Email
Contact Phone +358 40 576 3978
Add event to calendar vCal

The Study Paths exhibition displays students’ stories and handicrafts and other works such as photos and videos made by them during the studies.

The Sámi Education Institute started its operations in 1978 by teaching handicrafts. In the course of almost forty years, the school has expanded its course programme to cover fields that boost the area economically, that is, reindeer husbandry, tourism, other services and the media. In addition, the school provides courses in all the Sámi languages spoken in Finland: North Sámi, Inari Sámi and Skolt Sámi.

The courses provided in Sámi handicrafts are still the line of the institute – a rewarding one for the students.

– We’ve come from different parts of Finland to study Sámi handicrafts – its hard materials – at the Sámi Education Institute. The great thing about crafting is that you can see what you’ve produced with your own hands. We’re now in the right place at the right time, taught by awesome teachers, the students studying hard materials tell in the Study Paths exhibition.

The Study Paths exhibition has been produced jointly by the Sámi Education Institute and the Sámi Museum Siida.

The Sámi Education Institute has also produced extra material online as part of the exhibition. Follow the study path at to look at other students’ stories, visual material and handicrafts.

Subscription URL:
Document Actions



Sámi Museum
Phone +358 (0)400 898 212

Nature Centre, Metsähallitus
Phone +358 (0)206 39 7740