Secondary school graduation party in nature in 1977..
The future researcher’s mother Birit-Anni Pieski was a North Sámi from Karigasniemi, Anárjohka, near the Norwegian border and Karasjok, while the father Teuvo Lehtola was from a Finnish lineage which came to Inari at the end of the 19th century from Kärsämäki in Central Finland.
”I demand better Labour Day weather.” One-man demonstration in the Inari village in 1977.
MASTER OF ARTS EN ROUTE
At the Karigasniemi refuse dump in a beautiful fell scenery in 1991. The freelance journalist often went to various surroundings in Lapland in the 1990s. Photo: Photo Paavola.
DOCTORAL HAT IN HAND
Sucked into the world of university and research again in the 1990s. The doctoral thesis was born in 1997 in the rush of other book projects. Opponent professor Liisa Saariluoma on the left and custos Liisi Huhtala in the middle.
Kaleva cartoonist Jari Elsilä’s congratulation picture in 2005, when the new position and professor of Sámi culture were celebrated in the Giellagas Institute.
A SAMI GLOBETROTTER
International adventurer at the foot of the Devil’s Tower mountain in Wyoming on his tour of the prairies in summer 2010. The strange expression reflects the concentration on taking the picture with the camera in his hand.
Lehtola received a grant from the Society for the Promotion of Sámi Culture in a Lapland Regional Fund celebration in 2007.
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