Tagged: Sami

Book review: With the Lapps

Doug Warne KKNW Scandinavian Hour Scandinavians in their home countries seem to have little background about the Sámi, or Lapps as they have been called. We Scandinavians here in the U.S. have even less....

Sami entrepreneurs

Tending herds of reindeer is a way of life for the Sami, as well as a source of income Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Reindeer husbandry today in Norway is a small industry on a...

Skeleton in the closet

Indigenous law states that the Sami are a native people of Norway. Now, modern DNA researcher want to contribute to more accurate knowledge about the Sami people’s origin by comparing DNA from contemporary Sami...

Great-grandfather comes home after 102 years

Per Ivar Somby (46) is happy. He suddenly received a text message from a completely unknown woman in Oslo, who has a drawing of his great-grandfather Aslak Larsen Somby from 1909. “I think the...

Honorary Prize to Sami artist Mari Boine

The Arts Council of Norway’s honorary prize for 2009 has been awarded to Sami musical artist Mari Boine for her contributions to Norwegian cultural life. The Prize is worth NOK 500,000. “Boine is one...

Order of St. Olav to Sami artist Mari Boine

The Norwegian Sami musician Mari Boine has been appointed Knight of 1. class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, reports the BarentsObserver. His Majesty the King has in his evaluation emphasized Boine’s many-sidedness...

Norway’s Sami vote prompts discrimination claims

OSLO, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Norway’s Sami, the indigenous people of Northern Europe, vote for their own parliament on Monday, but some politicians are calling for the assembly to be dissolved, saying the Sami...

Nordic Fest at Vesterheim

DECORAH, Iowa— Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum will be bustling with activity during Decorah’s 43rd Annual Nordic Fest, which kicks off with opening ceremonies on Thursday evening, July 23, and runs through Saturday, July 25. Vesterheim...

Honorable Norwegian prize to Sami artist Mari Boine

The Norwegian Sami musician Mari Boine has been awarded Norway’s greatest mark of distinction for cultural work, the Anders Jahre Culture Prize, reports the Barents Observer. Mari Boine is Norway’s leading representative for “world...