Tagged: Sami culture

Alta Northern Lights Cathedral

Modern and ancient history in Alta

Those with an interest in history should add Alta to their northern Norway itinerary David Nikel Trondheim, Norway Alta is the gateway to the vast Finnmarksvidda, which at 8,500 square miles is Norway’s largest...

Mari Boine, Sámi cultural ambassador

One of Norway’s top artists talks about music, language, and her indigenous heritage Julia Andersen New York Norway’s Sámi musician Mari Boine has risen from her humble Lappland beginnings to become one of the...

The fun of the cold

The following is an excerpt from Michael Kleiner’s memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway. He spent 1969-70 in Oslo with his family when he was 11. He taught himself to...

Celebrating Sámi arts

Scandinavia House’s recent performing and visual arts festival showcased Sámi culture Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The American-Scandinavian Foundation in cooperation with Sámi Teáhter Searvi presented “A Celebration of Sámi Culture & Arts” at...