Andreas Stassivk is a young Norwegian American for whom ethnic identiy is extremely important, so important that he is working on moving there.
Author: Ingerid Jordal
Seattle native Lars Phillips has always been conscious of his Norwegian heritage and was a contestant on Norway’s reality show “Alt for Norge.”
“I am never going to fit in any box,” says 22-year-old journalist and student Gabriela Capestany. “I am half Cuban and half Norwegian….”
Born in Norway, Siri Dammarell Brekkaa has lived in the US since she was a baby. A hunter, mother, and business owner, she calls Norway and the US home.
Pacific Northwest native Nicole Brekkaa loves her Norwegian heritage, but she is too much of a homebody to consider moving to Norway.
Andy Meyer, 37, is a Norwegian American who’s spent a lot of time in Norway, even though his own family connection to Norway dates a long way back.
Madison Leiren, 27, is a fashion designer in Seattle, whose Norwegian roots have inspired her to create fantastic creations reminiscent of Nordic folklore.
Rachel Nesvig, 33, is a professional Seattle musician who plays the Hardanger fiddle like a native Norwegian and is very proud of her heritage.
Ryan Winston Pankratz feels very American, but he always tells people that he is three quarters Norwegian. He is very proud of that.
Karina Snare Daily is 100% Norwegian, so her heritage is in her genes. Norwegian photojournalist Ingerid Jordal visited her to learn more.