April 15, 2019. Invited paper by Klisala Harrison. “Arctic Indigenous Music for Justice, Coalition Building and Activism” given at a seminar titled The Arts for Justice, Indigenous Coalition Building and Artistic Practices at the University of Helsinki.

January 9, 2019. At the University of the Arts Helsinki, Klisala Harrison lectures in Finnish on “Music for Well-being and Sustainable Development in Seinäjoki” [Musiikista hyvinvointia ja kestävää kehitystä Seinäjoelle]. In the Finnish news @

Nov. 8, 2018. Invited talk and workshop at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia by Klisala Harrison engaging with Griffith faculty on the topic of Values in Community-based Research. (photos by Trisha King 2018)

Nov. 2018. Invited workshop with students on Self-care for Researchers by Klisala Harrison, at Griffith University, Brisbane.

May 18, 2018. Klisala Harrison gives an invited colloquium at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. (photo courtesy Ana Flávia Miguel; Susana Sardo left, Harrison middle, Miguel right)

Mar. 31, 2018. Klisala Harrison is an invited panelist at the Arctic Sounds Festival in Sisimiut, Greenland. “Talks of Equality” covers gender equity in the music industry in Greenland.

Mar. 7, 2018. Plenary featuring Klisala Harrison, Pirkko Moisala, Ann Andreasen and members of Uummannaq Music. “Contemporary Music of Greenland: Digital Media, Revival, Hope.” The 22nd Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland. University of Helsinki.

Mar. 2018 – Youth artists from Greenland and Uummannaq Music give guest performances at the University of Helsinki! (photos by Klisala Harrison, 2018)

Feb. 15, 2018. Conference paper by Klisala Harrison. “Indigenous Concepts of Arts Sustainability in Contemporary Music, Dance and Theatre: Cases from Indigenous Canada and Sápmi.” An Indigenous Understanding of Sustainability workshop. Development Days conference. Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS).

Jan. 31, 2018. Klisala Harrison is an invited speaker in the Music for a Healthier World panel, International Week (for a better world), University of Alberta, Canada.

Oct. 25, 2017. Conference panel of the Sámi delegation to “Sound Alliances: A Celebration of Indigenous Music and Culture,” the pre-conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, USA. Colorado Springs, CO. “Engaging and Contesting Colonial Legacies in Indigenous Taiwan and Sápmi.” Featuring: Risten Anine Gaup, Sámi; Sara Marielle Gaup, Sámi; Klisala Harrison (University of Helsinki); Pirkko Moisala (University of Helsinki)

Oct. 20, 2017. Conference paper by Klisala Harrison and Pirkko Moisala. “Sámi Music Media for Suicide Prevention in Arctic Europe.” Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, 24th Biennial Meeting, Las Vegas, USA.

Oct. 16-2017. Invited guest lectures by Klisala Harrison, Orion Series speaker in Fine Arts, University of Victoria School of Music – e.g.,

Oct. 5, 2017. Klisala Harrison. Flash talk. “Music’s Social Impact on Health in the Indigenous Arctic and Urban Poverty.” University of Alberta, Canada. Music as Medicine integrative health speaker’s series.

July 9, 2017. Paper and panel featuring Klisala Harrison, SIMM-POSIUM, Social Impact of Making Music conference, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, UK.

May 29-30, 2017. Panel Digital Indigenous Cultures of Sound and Music: Examples from Sápmi, Amazonia and Nepal featuring Johanna Sumiala, Pirkko Moisala, Klisala Harrison, Pirjo Virtanen. @ Global Digital Humanities, a Workshop Event organised by Xenia Zeiler at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University (Helsinki).

May 24, 2017. Joik workshop presented by Biret Ristin Sara (Sámi). University of Helsinki, Ethnomusicology and Musicology program.

2016 Klisala Harrison co-presents with Sámi dance theatre artist Ada Einmo Jürgensen, at the conference Aktasne – Together: New Concepts, Theories and Methodologies on Saami Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. The presentation is “(De)colonizing Knowledge of Sámi Performing Arts: Music, Dance, Theatre.”