Category: "Saami"


  01:50:24, by admin   . Categories: Saami, persons and theories, Arctic / Northern Regions

Researching in "non-prestigious areas" - Robert Paine 1926-2010

(via anthropologyworks) British-Canadian anthropologist Robert Paine died at the age of 84. Eveybody who's interested in the Northern and Polar areas will know his name. He sent his most recent article for publication just weeks ago. Last year his… more »


Rethinking Nordic Colonialism - Website Sheds Light Over Forgotten Past

56 artists, theorists, politicians, and grassroots activists from all over the world participated in the project that took place in Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Sapmi, Norway, Sweden and Finland. They exchanged colonial and postcolonial experiences and st… more »


  20:09:28, by admin   . Categories: indigenous people / minorities, Saami, Northern America, websites

Blog: The Sami People of Northern America

In the 19th century, lots of Norwegians emigrated to America. Among them, there were many Sami people. Today, there's still a large community of Sami in Northern America. The Sami Siida of North America is the single active representative of the Sami cul… more »


Greenpeace activists & Sami reindeer herders want to stop the logging of forests

Six Degrees, Finnland Greenpeace have set up a Forest Rescue Station in Finnish Lapland to stop the logging of forests used as natural pastures by Sami reindeer herders. This action also highlights outstanding disputes concerning the land rights of th… more »


Interview with Sámi musician Mari Boine: Dreams about a world without borders

Six Degrees, Helsinki Europeans romanticize American Indians but they forget that the Sámi are the indigenous people of the northern countries. What do you think about this? In Norway people began recognising this connection through a continuous stre… more »


  10:26:17, by admin   . Categories: indigenous people / minorities, gender, Saami

Women struggle for power in Sápmi

Sami Radio The President of the Saami Parliament, Sven-Roald Nystø, will not run for office next year. Consequently the stage is set for a change of power – for the first time in history, the President could be a woman. >> les mer more »


Northern Norway's first ever witch conference

AP / Yahoo News Nearly 400 years after the worst of the Norwegian witch trials ripped through the area, approximately 100 people have made their way to the small town of Vardoe, just over 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) from the North Pole, for norther… more »


Riddu Riddu Update: Nunavik rocks Norway

Nunatsiaq News Nunavik performers had enthusiastic audiences at last week's Riddu Riddu festival in Arctic Norway, where attendance at the circumpolar arts, music and culture bash broke all previous records. Some Sámi now consider Riddu Riddu to ha… more »

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