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Exploring Coastal Sámi Handcraft

June 4, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exploring Coastal Sámi Handcraft (Webinar) with Hege Nilsen

Sunday, June 4 | 1:00-2:00 pm CT

Location: Online on Zoom

Join folk artist and culture-bearer Hege Nilsen for a conversation exploring the traditional handcraft of the Coastal Sámi. From leatherwork, to pewter thread braiding and embroidery, to mica embellishments, you will learn about the folk art still made by this segment of Scandinavia’s indigenous people.

Hege Nilsen lives and works in Kåfjord, a village in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. In addition to her work as an EMT, Hege celebrates her Coastal Sámi culture by making traditional handcrafts, including leatherwork and jewelry with pewter and mica embroidery and embellishment, and through storytelling. She works with a community of Sámi artists, teaches handcraft classes, and has demonstrated at Høstfest, an annual festival in Minot, North Dakota, several times.

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June 4, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM